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Managing Director & Principle Investigator

Sustainable Methods Institute

Professor, Scientist/Engineer & Business Manager a Conversation

Areas of Expertise

  • United States
  • English


David Rivkin holds dual bachelors degrees in Chemistry and Nuclear Engineering from UC Berkeley and 2 PhDs, one in Physics with a specialty in BioPhysics and another in Business Sciences. He is has over 25 years of professional experience in both industry and academia and is Professor of Business Sciences and Professor of Physical and Life Sciences at Von Epstein University where he is also Director of the Sustainable Energy and Design Center. Prof. Rivkin was an Adjunct Professor with National University and Glendale University, and an Assoc. Professor with International Technology University. He is also an IEEE EMBS Distinguished Lecturer and winner of numerous technical and managerial awards and recognized by governments for his outstanding contributions. As a serial entrepreneur of several successful ventures including founder and Chief of Technology for SciEssence Intl. Prof. Rivkins multidisciplinary background, from biosciences to nanotechnology, provides a broad background in Sustainability. Prof. Rivkin is currently Dean of the College of Science and Technology and Managing Director of the Sustainable Methods Institute and an adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University.


Founder, Managing Director and Dean at Sustainable Methods Institute

Chief of Technology & Operations, SciEssence Intl. 10 years
Technology Director, GCPI 5 years


BS Chemistry + BS Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley
PhD, Physics (BioPhysics) UC Berkeley
PhD, Business Sciences, European School of Business

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