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BioDrill develops and markets products that teach sustainable energy technologies through hands-on interdisciplinary learning.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location Rochester, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2009
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

BioDrill manufactures and markets products for energy sustainability for the K-12 and higher education educational markets, to help teachers engage students in relevant and hands-on interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning for 21st Century careers. We specialize in bench-scale versions of authentic commercial technologies.


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    Matthew Augustine
    President and CEO

    A Harvard MBA with an Education Doctorate in Executive Leadership; longtime successful entrepreneur-over 30 years; and Rochester Business Hall of Fame Inductee

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    Sara E. Silverstone
    Vice President of R&D

    PhD in microbiology with 15 years in field of applied microbial ecology; Current Chair of Finger Lakes STEM Hub; Teacher Professional Development Expert

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    Audrey Alexander
    Director of Administration

    20 years experience in Human Resources plus Direct P&L responsibilities

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    Robert Wright
    Senior Engineer

    BSME with 20 years experience in product design, development and process improvement; RIT graduate

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    Rodrigo Labatut
    Senior Research and Development Associate

    PhD with postdoctoral research at Cornell in monitoring and evaluating commercial-scale anaerobic digester systems; Dissertation: Anaerobic Biodegradability of Complex Substrates