Isaac Berzin

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Isaac Berzin
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Isaac Berzin איציק ברזין
Born December 12, 1967
Citizenship Israeli
Fields Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology
Known for Founded an algae-to-biofuel company

Isaac Berzin (born December 12, 1967) is an Israeli scientist and entrepreneur.

Academic and professional life[edit]

Dr. Berzin is currently the founder and Chief Technology Officer of Qualitas Health Inc. that produces algae-based nutraceutical products, particularly Omega-3.[1]

Berzin founded in 2001 the first algae-to-biofuel company in the world, GreenFuel Technologies Corporation, that aimed to use algae to eat up carbon emissions and to produce renewable energy.[2] This company has been closed down in May 2009.[3]

Dr. Berzin is an Affiliated Scientist at MIT, where he worked at the Center for Space Research on a NASA sponsored project, developing bioreactors for the International Space Station.[4]

Berzin was a senior faculty member at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya and established an Israel-based international institute to formulate alternative energy policies.[5] In June 2008, Berzin addressed 130 members of the "Cleantech Israel" business network. He discussed his experience at GreenFuel Technologies and Israel's potential to be a world leader in renewable energy.[6][7]

Berzin holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Ben-Gurion University in Israel. He graduated with a B.S. Chemical engineering degree in Biotechnology, summa cum laude, from Ben-Gurion University, Israel. He completed his post-doctoral research at Robert Langer's lab at MIT.

Honors and awards[edit]

Berzin was named one the 100 most influential people in politics, business and science in 2008 by the Time Magazine for his work in alga-culture.[8]

Dr. Berzin's work in alga-culture has won awards, including the Frost and Sullivan Award, Platts Global Energy Award and American Society of Competitiveness (ASC) Awards.[9] [10] [11]


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