Etosha Cave

Etosha Cave

Etosha Cave

Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer
Opus12

Etosha Cave is co-founder and chief science officer at Opus 12, a startup bringing electrification to the chemicals industry on Earth, and someday on Mars. Opus 12 has received various grants from the Department of Energy, NASA and the National Science Foundation for its work. For the past two years, Cave has been part of the first cohort of innovators at Cyclotron Road, a groundbreaking energy innovation program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Cave received her Ph.D. from Stanford University, where she gained the foundational knowledge for this technology. In 2015, Cave was a TedX Stanford speaker and the winner of the 2015 Cool Companies Competition at the Fortune Brainstorm E Conference. Before attending Stanford, she worked in Antarctica at the McMurdo Research Station and hopes to return to the continent someday to stay the winter. Cave graduated from Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in 2006 as a member of its first graduating class. She is a 2016 Echoing Green Fellow.