Your Engineering Education at Work: Using STEM Training to Run a Business

Thursday, February 17, 2022
5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Zupnik Forum, Clark Hall; Virtual option available
Rachael Bennett
301 405 0764

The Whiting-Turner Business and Entrepreneurial Lecture Series in partnership with the University of Maryland Chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) presents: Your Engineering Education at Work: Using STEM Training to Run a Business

Registration required:

AIChE Networking Reception (students only)

  • Zupnik Forum, A. James Clark Hall
  • 5-5:30 pm


  • Zoom, link provided upon registration
  • 5:30-6:30 pm


This conversation will reflect on Adam's education and experiences throughout his bachelor's degree, doctoral and postdoctoral work, and building a high-growth startup. He will share lessons learned and provide perspective on the opportunities and challenges associated with finding the right problem to tackle, the right technology to solve it, and using a deep scientific background to run a business.

Speaker Bio

Adam Behrens (BS '10, Ph.D. '15) is currently the CEO and co-founder of Mori, a venture-backed company that uses natural approaches to extend shelf life and reduce waste in the food, agriculture, and packaging industries. Adam has spent his career developing and translating technologies in the areas of food, agriculture, healthcare, and nutrition. Previously, he was a postdoctoral associate in the Langer Lab at MIT where he managed several projects focused on improving healthcare and nutrition in the developing world. He was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2017. Adam holds a BS in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the Kofinas lab at the University of Maryland.

Audience: Public  Campus  Clark School  All Students  Graduate  Undergraduate  Prospective Students  Faculty  Staff  Post-Docs  Alumni  Corporate  Donors 

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