Three Rice University alumni are among this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30, an honor roll of people under 30 years old who are poised to make a difference.
The duo of Francesca Mirri ’14 and Dmitri Tsentalovich ’13 were named to the manufacturing and industry list, one of 20 categories in the annual Forbes magazine roundup. Both earned their doctorates in Professor Matteo Pasquali’s lab, formed DexMat in early 2015. The Houston company is developing methods to manufacture commercial quantities of the carbon nanotube fibers invented by Pasquali and his group.
Esther Tricoche ’10 is on the list as one of 30 leaders in education. Tricoche, who earned her undergraduate degree in cognitive science, is an associate partner at the nonprofit NewSchools Venture Fund. co-founded NewSchools Ignite, which uses philanthropic dollars to catalyze growth in educational technology market gaps in areas where teacher and student needs are not being met.