Forbes recently released its "30 Under 30 in Energy" list, and two University of Washington Ph.D. students are among the impressive innovators and leaders.
Matt Murbach is co-founder of Battery Informatics, Inc., and a Ph.D. student in chemical engineering at UW. Matt's Ph.D. research is inventing new ways to diagnose the state of health in batteries, a critical and expensive asset in the emerging low carbon energy economy. Battery Informatics is licensing UW intellectual property to extract value from battery assets over the whole battery lifecycle. Battery Informatics has been a recipient of matching funds from the Washington Clean Energy Fund.
Molly Grear is a Ph.D. student researching the environmental impacts of marine renewable energy devices, focusing on the risk of collision and injury from tidal devices on marine mammals using tissue biomechanics and finite element analysis. Molly's work in the department of civil and environmental engineering at UW is informing policy and practices that will enable the deployment of marine renewable energy.
Find out who else made the list here.