Jay Schwalbe is the VP of technology and co-founder of Nitricity. He grew up in the rural state of Vermont before receiving his B.S. in chemical engineering from Cornell University. Fueled by a desire for bigger mountains and more science, he moved west for a Ph.D. at Stanford. He was a member of the first cohort of the Cargnello Lab at Stanford where he studied many different kinds of nitrogen fixation technologies. He and Joshua McEnaney have been collaborating on related projects for the past several years and are now focused on bringing the best nitrogen tech to market.