Anna is a Ph.D. candidate in interdisciplinary material science at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. As a National Science Foundation Graduate Student Fellow since 2015, she has primarily focused her studies on clean energy technologies, and has recently developed the growth of high quality carbon nanotubes from ambient carbon dioxide. Prior to Vanderbilt, Anna completed a B.S. in mathematics and chemistry at Lee University. She interned as an undergraduate at the NASA Glenn Research Center, where she discovered her passion for nanotechnology.
Cary is an expert on renewable energy technology and nanomaterials. He joined the mechanical engineering department at Vanderbilt University in 2012. Prior to coming to Vanderbilt, Cary was a Research Scientist at Intel Labs and before that a postdoc in EECS at UC Berkeley. Cary completed his Ph.D. at Rice University on carbon nanotube growth mechanisms, properties, and applications. In 2012, he was named one of Forbes Magazine “30 under 30” disrupters in the field of science and innovation.