MAHER DAMAK, PH.D CO-FOUNDER & CEO, INFINITE COOLING
Maher is the Co-Founder and CEO of Infinite Cooling, a start-up disrupting the way power plants and industrial processes use water. Maher has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from MIT where, at the Varanasi Research Group, he developed a novel patent-pending technology to efficiently capture water from fog and cooling tower plumes using electric fields. This technology is the basis of Infinite Cooling, which has won numerous awards including the MIT $100K, the MassChallenge diamond award, the Rice Business Plan Competition and the DOE national competition. Before MIT, Maher graduated from École Polytechnique, France's top engineering school, with a concentration in mathematics, physics and mechanical engineering. Maher got several awards for his work including Forbes 30 Under 30 in Energy, a World Technology Award and the Lemelson-MIT student prize. His personal interests are travelling, with 30 countries visited so far, horse riding that he practiced intensively in college, and international relations.