Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania United States
Company: Rorus Inc.
Profession: Business Owner/Manager
In the summer of 2013, I joined a research team to field test a new water purification method in rural South Africa, and our test results were astounding! Over the next year, I became inspired (and a bit obsessed) with the potential uses of nanotechnology for water purification. I formed a small team at Carnegie Mellon University to develop our first 50 or so iterations to use this technology. That’s how I met Uriel and first experienced his amazing design skills.
I knew the technology had amazing market potential, and I’ve learned that the most sustainable and large-scale changes in the world normally happen for economic reasons. So in the summer of 2014, we incorporated Rorus, a for-profit startup venture, to test, manufacture, and scale this filter and our other innovative design ideas for humanitarian needs.