About Me

Hi! My name is Laura Stoy, and I am an entrepreneur, patent-pending inventor, and a scientist. I defended my PhD in environmental engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2021, where I studied resource recovery, turning trash into treasure. Specifically, I developed a method to sustainably recover valuable rare earth elements (REEs) from wastes like coal fly ash, a byproduct of burning coal for electricity. My advisor and I filed a patent on this work in 2019, and I founded Rivalia Chemical Co. to commercialize it in July 2022.

I also founded RocketJudge.com, a startup that streamlines competitions large and small. Check it out to learn more!

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