Jessica Linville

Chicago, Illinois, US

CEO and Founder @ RWEDI Solutions, Inc. Seeking CTO (Mechanical Engineer)
Jessica's Skills
Business Development
Technical
Design
Finance
Fundraising
Management
Marketing
Operations
Product Management
Strategy
Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

Age Group

25-35

About Jessica

I am looking for people to join my team. Please contact me if you have a background in water treatment systems or fiance and want to join an exciting startup.

Jessica Linville, CEO and founder of RWEDI Solutions, Inc, has an Environmental Engineering Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee and a Chemical Engineering B.S. from the University of South Florida. She also has 8 years of combined R&D experience from Oak Ridge and Argonne National Laboratories and has published 13 peer reviewed journal articles. She is currently commercializing Argonne’s patented RWEDI Water technology.

Work Experience

Graduate Researcher

University of Tennessee

July 2008 - November 2008

•Researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) •Produced mutant strain of Clostridium thermocellum evolved to 17.5% v/v Populus sp. Hydrolysate

Postdoctoral Researcher

Argonne National Laboratory

December 2013 - January 2016

•Designed and executed optimization studies for advanced anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge or food waste for high value bio-methane production •Directed operations at industrial partner’s anaerobic digestion system (100,000 gal.)

Entrepreneurial Lead

Argonne National Laboratory

March 2016 - September 2016

•Lead customer discovery process for ANL patented resin-wafer electrodeionization (RWEDI) •Managed over 150 customer interview schedules and information •Participated in the Austin Technology Incubator’s Student Entrepreneur Acceleration and Launch (SEAL) program at the University of Texas - Austin

CEO and Founder

RWEDI Solutions, Inc.

October 2016 - Today

•Semi-finalist in Cleantech Open Accelerator – Midwest program •Participated in Chicago Innovation Mentoring and UChicago New Venture Challenge •Licensed 5 core-patents for the RWEDI technology from Argonne National Laboratory •Won $250,000 investment from UChicago Innovation Fund

Education

University of South Forida

B.S. in Chemical Engineering

2004 - 2008

University of Tennessee

Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering

2008 - 2013

Accelerator/Incubator

DOE Energy I-Corps

2016

Austin Technology Incubator's SEAL program

2016

Chicago Innovation Mentors program

2016

University of Chicago's New Venture Challenge

2017

Austin Technology Incubator - Water Technology Incubator

2017

Cleantech Open - Midwest Accelerator

2017

Co-working Space

mHub - Chicago

2017 - Today

Polsky Exchange

2016 - Today