Lisa Dyson

Dr. Dyson is the CEO of Kiverdi, a next-generation sustainable oil company that converts CO2 and waste carbon gases into customized oils using the power of biotechnology. Dr. Dyson’s technical background began with a Ph.D. in physics from MIT and has included research in bioengineering, energy and physics at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Princeton University, UC San Francisco, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories.

Dr. Dyson was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of London, where she received a Master of Science degree, and has degrees in physics and mathematics from Brandeis University. Dr. Dyson has experience developing corporate strategies in a number of industries including in packaging, energy, automotive, chemicals, telecommunications, travel, and non-profits. She was honored this year by the San Francisco Business Times as “One of the Most Influential Women in the Bay Area” for a second year in a row as one of their “Forty Under 40.”

Organization: Kiverdi

Related Challenge: Green Chemistry