Solutionaries: Dr. Lisa Dyson Developing Air Protein Out of Thin Air
Dr Lisa Dyson is the founder and CEO of Air Protein which seeks to produce sustainable meat alternatives from elements found in the air. She joins us to share her story and talk about the potential to feed the coming 10 billion people in the world.
Dr. Lisa Dyson, PhD Bio
Founder, Air Protein
Dr. Lisa Dyson is a mission-driven entrepreneur with a passion for creative problem solving. She is the
founder and CEO of Air Protein, a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer company that is reinventing
how food is produced in order to sustainably feed the global population, which is estimated to reach 10 billion
people by 2050. Air Protein uses a unique, innovative process that makes meat from elements of the air. Dr.
Dyson is also the founder of Kiverdi, a biotechnology company working with corporations to make the circular
economy a reality by creating game changing products and systems using the science of carbon
Raised by an entrepreneur, Dr. Dyson was able to see business ideas come to fruition first-hand. As a
scientist and entrepreneur at her core she loves solving difficult problems. While a Management Consultant at
The Boston Consulting Group, she worked with executives of Fortune 100 companies to help them solve
business challenges, including developing high-impact strategies and execution plans to expand into new
markets, facilitate post-merger integrations, define international governance models, and identify millions of
dollars in operational cost inefficiencies.
Dr. Dyson has a PhD in Physics from MIT where she conducted research in Theoretical Physics. She was a
Fulbright Scholar at the University of London, where she received an MS in Physics with an emphasis in
Quantum Fields and Fundamental Forces, and she has degrees in Mathematics and Physics from Brandeis
University. She has also done research in bioengineering, physics, and energy at Stanford University, the
University of California, Berkeley, Princeton University, the University of California, San Francisco, the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories.