Carnegie Mellon University
January 30, 2017

CEE/BME Alumna Corinne Clinch Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List

CEE/BME Alumna Corinne Clinch Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List

As the CEO and co-founder of water filtration startup Rorus Inc., Civil and Environmental Engineering/Biomedical Engineering alumna (CEE BS ’14, BME BS ’14) Corinne Clinch, along with co-founder Uriel Eisen, has been named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in the Social Entrepreneurs category.

Clinch founded Rorus in 2014, while completing her master’s degree in biomedical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.  At the heart of the company is the Rorus Core, a modular water filter cartridge that uses nanotechnology to produce enough drinkable water for a family of six for up to six months by removing waterborne viruses, protozoa, and bacteria. The Rorus Core is the first of its kind—a rapid, gravity-fed filter that uses nanotechnology to filter dirty water, rather than chemical filtration.

In addition to their newest honor, Clinch and Rorus have received a laundry list of accolades since 2014.

“I’m so thankful for the honor and the opportunity Forbes 30 Under 30 gives Rorus to keep working at making the simplest, safest water filters,” Clinch says. “Uriel and I wouldn’t be where we are without our amazing team members, past and present, and we’re looking forward to growing the team this year!”


Excerpted from College of Engineering