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Laura Stoy


My name is Laura Stoy, PhD, and I am an environmental engineer on a mission to recover rare earth elements from coal fly ash and other wastes.

Let's transform trash into treasure, and leave the world better than we found it.

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2021- PhD, Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, NSF-I-Corps Sites Program Participant

Published three first-author papers in high-ranking journals, presented at several American Chemical Society conferences, and filed one patent.

2014- BA, Chemistry, Vanderbilt University

Notable achievements: Beckman Scholars Fellow

Published one second-author paper and presented at several conferences.


2022 - present CEO/Founder, Rivalia Chemical Co.

Launched a start-up seeking to commercialize patent-pending technology recovering rare earths from wastes

Member of the 2022 Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Cohort (link)

2015- present - CEO/Co-Founder,

Grew revenue 50x, led customer discovery, marketing, and strategy efforts

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