2019 Student Keynote


Circular Economy- 21st Century Solutions for Making the World more Sustainable


Iuliuan Bobe with Tyton BioSciences

As co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Tyton Bio, Iulian is the architect of and strategist behind Tyton’s multi-disciplinary technology platform. By integrating the expertise of Tyton Bio’s employees and senior consultants, Iulian is pioneering advancements in technology that combine chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemistry, microbiology and other disciplines.

Tyton BioSciences develops economic solutions to tackle the most challenging ecological problems facing us today.

They recycle discarded clothing to produce the building blocks of petroleum- and plant-based fabrics. Their virgin-equivalent, market-grade dissolving pulp and petroleum monomers can be sold at the same cost as virgin materials to manufacturers making fibers. Whether cotton, poly-cotton, polyester, nylon or other fibers, Tyton profitably recycles these materials using water as a solvent, making their tech one of the cleanest and most economical in the recycling industry.

Prior to Tyton Bio, Iulian was employee number 5 at a Japanese biotech company called NanoCarrier, which was valued at some point more than $1 billion. At NanoCarrier, he held numerous positions, went on to lead licensing and clinical/business development, and helped the company raise more than $180 million through several financing events including an IPO.

Iulian earned his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Osaka Prefecture University (Japan) and his MBA from Duke University.


Lead an Exploratory Session

Are you a teacher, informal educator, or a STEM-H professional passionate about sharing your field with young people?

Consider leading an exploratory session!

These ninety minute sessions are offered twice and present a hands-on challenge, problem, or activity that provides an overview of a STEM-H field. Attending high school students select two sessions to attend during the event.


The 2018 SOVA STEM-H Education & Industry Achievement awards recognized nominees in four categories:

  • Community Champion for STEM-H Education
  • STEM-H Educator of the Year
  • Innovative STEM-H Program of the Year
  • Elite STEM-H Education & Industry Partnership Award

Sponsors & Exhibitors

This event would be impossible without the generosity & support of our sponsors. Sponsorship donations allow us to offer this wonderful program to our regional students completely free of charge. Please consider showing your support of STEM-H education by becoming a sponsor of the 2019 Summit.

If your organization supports students in STEM-H we hope you'll consider participating in this year's event as an Exhibitor. Exhibitors are welcome and highly encouraged to present.