Where Einstein Meets Edison

A Dream of Fuels Gold: From Gasoline to Grassoline

A Dream of Fuels Gold: From Gasoline to Grassoline

Jun 8, 2010

According to Schumpeter1, entrepreneurship employs the so-called “gale of creative destruction” to replace inferior innovations across markets and industries while simultaneously creating better new products, knowledge and businesses. In this way, entrepreneurs are largely responsible for the long-term economic growth of societies, providing the...

An Energetic Weekend at the MIT Energy Conference

An Energetic Weekend at the MIT Energy Conference

May 16, 2010

Opportunities, Pathways and Solutions. The MIT Energy Conference is an annual student-run event that brings together leaders in the fields of technology, policy, industry, and finance and covers many important issues in energy applications. As a co-leader for the Commercializing Solar workshop, I attended the fifth MIT Energy Conference, which was held in...

From Bench to Boardroom: Historical Developments in the Pharmaceutical Industry

From Bench to Boardroom: Historical Developments in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Mar 23, 2010

Historical Developments in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Medicine has existed since the dawn of human civilization. Diseases were originally thought to be caused by deities or supernatural forces. Various ancient civilizations, from the Egyptians to the Chinese, developed their own unique systems for practicing medicine in the fields of herbalism, anatomy, public...

Sunny Side Up: A Quantum Jump Towards a Giant Leap in Clean Energy

Sunny Side Up: A Quantum Jump Towards a Giant Leap in Clean Energy

Feb 28, 2010

While riding my bike along the roads of the Billerica campus of British Petroleum, I stopped for a second to gaze at a stop sign near a guardhouse. The outer edge of the red hexagonal plate was decorated with small light bulbs powered by deep blue solar panels. I was amazed to see photovoltaics popping up on the campus of one of the world’s largest...