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Albany Business Review’s “40 Under 40” Includes Several Rensselaer Graduates

Five Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduates have been recognized in the 2015 class of “40 Under 40,” which was announced by the Albany Business Review.

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March 6, 2015

Albany Business Review’s “40 Under 40” Includes Several Rensselaer Graduates

Alumni and alumnae architects, entrepreneurs, developers, and educators recognized

Troy, N.Y. — Five Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduates have been recognized in the 2015 class of “40 Under 40,” which was announced by the Albany Business Review March 4. The Institute congratulates the following alumni and alumnae:

Christopher Borst, M.S. ’99 and Ph.D. ’00 in chemical engineering, is associate vice president for G450C technical operations and associate professor of nanoengineering at SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

Colleen Costello ’12, biomedical engineering, is CEO and co-founder of Vital Vio, which has developed disinfectant lighting for bacteria-sensitive environments.

Courtney Laflin ’10, architecture, is a project architect at EYP.

James Peterson ’12, mechanical engineering, is chief technology officer and co-founder of Vital Vio.

Tom Rossi ’04, mechanical engineering, is owner and founder of Redburn Development Companies, which focuses on adaptive reuse projects that include historic renovations and/or green energy building techniques.

The 40 Under 40 honorees will be celebrated at a luncheon May 13 at the Hilton Albany. The annual event typically draws some 800 people.

The Albany Business Review has been honoring 40 young professionals annually since 2000. This year, winners were selected from more than 500 nominations. “These are people you will be hearing a lot about and doing business with in the years to come. You will want to know who they are,” according to the Review.

 

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