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Read the full story by Anna Fiorentino, originally published in the winter 2012 issue of Dartmouth Engineer.

Ashifi Gogo

Ashifi Gogo, Thayer ’10, is the founder of Sproxil, a company that uses cell phone technology to confirm the authenticity of pharmaceutical drugs. (photo courtesy of Ashifi Gogo)

Young alumni of Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering are founding companies that offer innovative solutions to a range of challenges, from shrinking utility bills to providing emergency lighting, from recycling carbon dioxide to storing wind and solar energy. They are delivering high-performance electric motorcycles, exposing counterfeit pills, and changing the way we purchase art.

“Too many good ideas that have real potential for helping people end up on a piece of paper in a library,” says Ashifi Gogo, Thayer ’10, Thayer’s first Ph.D. Innovation Program graduate and founder of the drug-authentication company Sproxil.

Dartmouth Engineer features seven innovative companies that were founded or cofounded by young alumni.