Brandon D. Tinianov, 39
Serious Materials, Sunnyvale, Calif.
BS ME, Tulane University
MS ME, University of Texas
PhD, Colorado School of Mines
PE, LEED AP
Materials scientist, inventor; has 12 issued patents and 20 pending patents.
Product manufacturer's chief technical strategist; responsible for new product strategy, road mapping, development of intellectual property portfolio, and company representation in technical and business forums.
Oversaw development of Quietrock line of soundproofing drywall; led development of energy-efficient ThermaProof Window line; helped develop sustainable EcoRock drywall panels.
Founding chair, USGBC Silicon Valley chapter.
Contributor, co-author, national and international building codes for ASTM, ANSI, and ISO.
Adjunct professor, engineering department, Colorado School of Mines.
Author, co-author, 16 peer-reviewed journal articles.
OFF THE CLOCK
Has a low carbon footprint; only 8,500lb./year (national average: about 24,000lb./year.)
Has a knack for finding lost objects.