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Lisa Dyson

Lisa Dyson

Lisa Dyson is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Kiverdi, a company focused on technology that recycles carbon to address global issues such as sustainable food production and the problem of plastic in the oceans. Kiverdi’s NASA-inspired technologies and patent-protected commercial solutions convert carbon dioxide into people- and planet-friendly nutrients and bio-based materials.

Dyson has conducted research in bioengineering, energy and physics at Stanford University; University of California, Berkeley; and Princeton. She holds a doctorate in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She received a master’s in science and was a Fulbright Scholar at the Imperial College London. She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics from Brandeis University.

Among her accolades are being named to Fast Company’s 2017 Most Creative People in Business list and receiving a C3E (Clean Energy Education and Empowerment) award for her entrepreneurial leadership.


Social Impact Founders and Funders

Thursday, October 3

Gabriella Morris ’77, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships at UNICEF USA

Angel Brunner *97, Founder and CEO, EB5 Capital
Lisa Dyson, CEO & Co-Founder, Kiverdi
Bruce Lincoln ’79, Co-Founder and CTO, Silicon Harlem
Randolph Frazier Wiggins ’05, Manager, Tech and Society, Omidyar Network