ME/PDI alums Eben Bayer, Gavin McIntyre Make Forbes "30 Under 30" List

ME/PDI alums Eben Bayer, Gavin McIntyre Make Forbes "30 Under 30" List

Date posted: 2015-01-08 14:30:00

Rensselaer alums Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre, co-founders of Ecovative, have been named to the 2015 Forbes "30 Under 30" list of top young innovators in the category of Manufacturing and Industry.  Both are graduates of the HASS Design, Innovation and Society program in the School of Science and Technology (STS).

Ecovative Design (www.ecovativedesign.com), based on Green Island in Troy, is a pioneer in the design, development and testing of new, high-performance materials grown from 100% biedegradable mycelium and agricultural waste - or what Bayer calls "low-tech biotech."   

Eben Bayer, 29, holds dual degrees from Rensselaer in Mechanical Engineering and Innovation & Design. His interest in creating "disruptive solutions that are good for people ant the planet" began with his upbringing on a farm in central Vermont.  He serves on the external advisory board of the ASU Origins project, the business board of Tech Valley High School, and advises various start-ups in New York State and the surrounding area.

Gavin McIntyre, 29, holds dual degrees from Rensselaer in Mechanical Engineering and Innovation & Design. Since co-founding Ecovative in 2007, he has led all material and biological process development in the company's mission to replace synthetics.  He serves on the board of directors for Ecovative, the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute, and the Rensselaer Center for Automation Technology and Systems, and has a number of utility patents to his name.

For more, visit the Forbes 30 Under 30 List at: http://www.forbes.com/30under30/#/manufacturing-industry

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