2018 Innovator Under 35: Shreya Dave

Shreya Dave, Via Separations

Shreya Dave explains how her filtration system could eliminate much of the energy used in industrial separation processes.

Shreya Dave, CEO, Via Separations

Shreya Dave graduated with her PhD in mechanical engineering from MIT and currently serves as the CEO of Via Separations. Her PhD research focused on the design and manufacturing of graphene oxide membranes for water desalination. Via Separations is scaling up and commercializing this material platform for use in industrial separation processes such as food ingredient production and chemical manufacturing. Shreya is passionate about creating things, educating people, and improving energy efficiency. She also holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from MIT in mechanical engineering and Technology & Policy.


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.