Opportunity Green Business Conference 2011 Speakers
Gavin McIntyre @GavinMcIntyre
Co-Founder and Chief Scientist
Gavin McIntyre is the co-founder and Chief Scientist of Ecovative Design LLC, and has lead all material and biological process development in the company’s strides to replace synthetics. Gavin co-invented the MycoBond platform, a patent-pending technology that uses a growing organism to transform agricultural byproducts into strong composite materials. These materials are 100% compostable, and made with a fraction of the energy of conventional plastics. He has served as the principle investigator on grants received from the US EPA, the USDA, the NSF, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Gavin has also served on Technology Roundtables hosted by former NYS Governor David Paterson, the US DoE and EPA, and Congressman Paul Tonko. Gavin received a dual B.S. In Mechanical Engineering and Product Design from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.