August 15, 2010
NYU Leads City's Effort to Encourage Corporate Start-Ups
New York City would seem a logical place to find a corporate leader, such as Richard A. Gross, on the front lines of economic innovation.
Yet Mr. Gross doesn't broker deals on Wall Street. Instead, he's a chemistry professor who can usually be found about two miles away, experimenting with plastics on the Brooklyn campus of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. He's an expert in using microbes to produce synthetic materials in ways that avoid much of the waste and