Raissa Muller, Inventor
As a high school student, Raissa Muller developed a material which works as a selective sponge to facilitate a simple and effective technique to contain oil spills. The Brazilian was one of five young entrepreneurs from around the world named “Global Trailblazers” to be invited to present at the annual Ignition Innovation Summit at Harvard University. For the past few years, she has been researching and working with environmental issues, such as water, oil and sustainability both inside and outside of the lab. Her research has led to her being awarded by Google and Intel, in addition to Harvard.