Meet the Innovators Under 35 - Group 2

Emily Cole, Liquid Light

Can we cheaply convert carbon dioxide into something useful?

Emily Cole, Cofounder and Chief Scientific Officer, Liquid Light

Emily Cole is Liquid Light’s cofounder and CSO. She currently co-leads development of its first commercial process for the production of ethylene glycol from carbon dioxide (CO2). Before joining the company in 2009, she developed catalysts to convert CO2 to fuels and industrial chemicals in an academic setting. She received a Ph.D. in chemistry from Princeton University, where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. She also received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Texas, Austin.


Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.

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Business Impact
How technology advances are changing the economy and providing new opportunities in many industries.