Mills College Technology & Society Lecture Features CEO of Sustainable Chemical Company

Oakland, CA–March 10, 2016

Lisa Dyson, CEO of Hayward-based Kiverdi, a biotechnology company that creates chemicals from waste materials, will give a talk in the Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy March 29 as part of an ongoing lecture series investigating the impact of technology on society.

The Technology & Society Lecture Series provides a forum for the Mills College and Bay Area community to engage artists, scholars, engineers, and philanthropists from around the world who are shaping science, digital culture, physics, design, gender, anthropology and pop culture.

Dyson’s firm makes oils and chemicals for detergents, biomaterials and fuel additives using waste from landfills, livestock, food, and industry. The company seeks to fill a demand for products that reduce our dependence on petroleum and lower carbon dioxide emissions.

“Mills College is committed to educating responsible and ethical business and organizational leaders,” said Mills Interim Provost Sharon Washington. “Dr. Dyson’s lecture is a great opportunity for our students to gain valuable insight into effective methods of integrating science, technology, business, and ethics to create sustainable products and services that have a positive societal and environmental impact.”

Dyson has conducted bioengineering and physics research at Stanford University; the University of California, Berkeley; Princeton University, The University of California, San Francisco; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories. She has a PhD in physics from MIT and a master’s degree in physics from the University of London.

Lecture and Reception
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
5:00 pm registration
5:30 pm speaker
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm reception
Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy Gathering Hall
5000 MacArthur Blvd. in Oakland
This event is free and open to the public