Rubén Costa
2017, Europe
Researcher at IMDEA Materials Institute
Materials

With degrees in chemistry and molecular science from the University of Valencia, Rubén Costa is leveraging his educational background to guide his work developing a lower-cost, more eco-friendly alternative to current lighting systems at IMDEA Materials Institute. This bio-hybrid technology, known as bio-WLED, also aims to prevent the many health risks associated with using more traditional WLED light sources. Through these advancements, Costa hopes to change the face (and future) of illumination systems and displays for millions around the world.