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Derek Stein

CEO, Adept Materials

Derek Stein is the founder and CEO of Adept Materials, established in 2018 to advance building sustainability, health, and comfort. Derek is a physicist by training and the inventor of Adept’s core material technology.  Derek also holds the title of Professor of Physics and of Engineering at Brown University. His academic research and interests have covered a wide range of topics from nanofluidics and single-molecule biophysics to non-equilibrium statistical mechanics and the quest to discover the nature of dark matter. Derek earned his Ph.D. from Harvard and his undergraduate degree from McGill University.