Co-Founder & CEO
Sunthetics, Brooklyn, NY
Daniela Blanco obtained her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from New York University (2020) and is the co-founder and CEO of Sunthetics. At Sunthetics, she develops innovative machine-learning algorithms that leverage small data (as little as 5 data points) to enable the development of new molecules, formulations, and processes up to 15 times faster, significantly reducing waste and emissions. Daniela has multiple patents on sustainable chemical technologies and has been named Forbes 30 Under 30 in Energy North America (2021), Rising Star in Sustainability (2022), Top Innovator Under 35 in Latin America by MIT Technology Review (2020), Top Female Founder by Inc Magazine (2020), Top Graduate Inventor by Lemelson-MIT (2020), Global Student Entrepreneur Champion (2019), and Brightest AI-CI Mind by the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence (2019). Her vision for the future of manufacturing and chemical R&D has earned her invitations to speak at multiple panels and conferences, including the 2019 International Entrepreneurial Summit for the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations and the 2022 TEDx stage.