Dr. Cody Friesen
Founder and CEO, Zero Mass Water
Dr. Cody Friesen is a technology innovator passionate about solving the world’s grandest challenges. As an entrepreneur and materials scientist, Friesen builds businesses that apply advanced technology to problems facing humanity by creating teams and cultures that lead with love. Founder and CEO of Zero Mass Water, Friesen and his team developed SOURCE, a solar panel that makes safe, great-tasting drinking water from the air independent of infrastructure. Friesen is also the founder of Fluidic Energy, an advanced battery company powering remote grids worldwide. He is the Fulton Engineering Professor of Innovation at Arizona State University and is a Senior Sustainability Scientist at the ASU Global Institute of Sustainability.
Friesen was named by The Aspen Institute as a 2015 Henry Crown Fellow. He was named among the “TR35”, top 35 innovators in the world under 35 years of age, by MIT’s Technology Review in 2009. He serves on the US Manufacturing Council for the US Department of Commerce, as the co-chair of the Energy subcommittee. He has 145 active patent matters worldwide, and 37 granted patents. He earned a BSE in Materials Science and Engineering from Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in the same discipline from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.