Northwestern Engineers Featured Among Forbes’ “30 Under 30”
SiNode Systems’ Cary Hayner and SHRI’s Anoop Jain are featured in the publication’s annual series
Forbes’ annual “30 Under 30” series recognizes the year’s best and brightest under 30 years old from across 20 categories. A look at the publication’s 2016 class reveals an array of successful entrepreneurs, athletic champions, and Hollywood stars.
Selected from a pool of 15,000 candidates, this year’s list also includes two members from the Northwestern Engineering community.
Cary Hayner, a PhD candidate in chemical and biological engineering, was recognized as one of Forbes’ 30 under 30: Energy leaders as cofounder of SiNode Systems. The startup, which emerged out of the Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s NUvention: Energy course in 2011, is building a faster charging, longer lasting alternative to traditional lithium-ion batteries through the development of silicon-graphene composites.
Alumnus Anoop Jain (’09) earned placement on Forbes’ 30 under 30: Social Entrepreneurs list for his work as founding director of Sanitation and Health Rights in India (SHRI). Formerly Humanure Power, SHRI aims to improve health equality by tackling India’s problem of open defecation and limited clean water access experienced in regions throughout the country. The organization’s energy efficient toilet facilities are built and installed in Indian communities, providing a sanitary outlet to collect human waste, which is then used to power generators that filter water for clean drinking.