The name ‘Cosmosis’ is a hybrid term we created from the root words ‘cosmos’ and ‘osmosis’. We are a team of young professionals and experienced advisers joining forces to improve the planet, specifically by changing the way we treat our water waste. We aim to create an alternative to large infrastructures for basic utilities by creating a micro grid of self-contained solar aquatic waste water treatment systems and gardens.

The name describes the cosmic symmetry that brought just the right players onto the team for this project at the moment the idea came into being.

Organizational Structure

The Cosmosis team consists of Ana Willem: lead design and development, Harry Ridgway – Adviser: Wastewater specialist and Microbiologist, Kelly "Rodi" Rodibaugh - Adviser: water quality specialist and aquatic biologist, Charlotte Belle and Iris A McLaughlin: marketing and research.

We are actively in search for additional advisers.


Ana Willem

Ana Willem studies Solar Aquatic Waste Water Remediation in the department of Industrial Design, and graduated with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is an entrepreneur, a full-stack LAMP developer specializing in OpenSource development, and has worked in the fields of sustainable development as an assistant Dean at a permaculture/sustainable technologies school in Santa Fe. Ana is the premier entrepreneur, liaison, developer and designer behind the MARS Outpost Technologies project.

Ana is also a website developer and technology consultant and has worked as a designer and developer in the sustainable technology fields for the Environmental Defense Fund, Bioneers, Alternate ROOTs, WEIGO, 7th Generation, and others.

Ana has also developed independent technology projects and instruments for the medical testing field (, and is working on a mathematical theorem/Lemma involving topological coherence and harmonic patterns in matrices (

Harry Ridgway

Harry Ridgway is a research scientist and educator working at the crossroads of computational chemistry, biofilm microbiology, and biomedicine. As an independent consultant and adjunct professor (Victoria University, Institute for Sustainability and Innovation), his areas of expertise include: (1) Bioinformatics and computer-aided discovery/design of antiviral and antibacterial drug therapeutics; (2) Computational chemistry of polymers and nano-porous materials for water reuse and desalination applications; and (3) Molecular simulations of oxidation reactions in aqueous systems. He is considered an expert in biofilm microbiology and pioneered the first detailed studies of bacterial adhesion and biofilm growth on desalination membranes. He holds undergraduate and doctoral degrees in microbiology from San Diego State University and Scripps Institute of Oceanography and conducted postdoctoral studies in molecular biology and environmental (water) microbiology at the San Diego and Irvine campuses of the University of California. From the mid 1980’s to 2002, Dr. Ridgway was Research Director at Orange County Water District (OCWD) in southern California, a global leader in groundwater basin governance, technological innovation and large-scale indirect potable-water reuse. In this role Dr. Ridgway provided strategic vision and secured external funding for many collaborative R&D programs. He was awarded the prestigious Clarke Water Prize in 2002 for his contributions in water science and technology. Currently, Dr. Ridgway is a member of an international team of biologists and chemists working to develop novel drug therapies to fight the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic virus. He continues to teach international workshops, mentor graduate students, and assists corporate, governmental and academic clients with their research.