Who is Alex Stiles?
Alex and fellow cofounder Dr. Dustin Gilmer started Vitriform3D as PhD students at the University of Tennessee, bringing their research expertise together to find a solution to help keep glass waste out of landfills. Alex believes that material science innovations can help tackle challenges in the world, and that above all they must be practicable.
What is Vitriform3D?
At Vitriform3D, we’re harnessing glass waste with a patent-pending method to 3D print synthetic stone from 95% recycled glass. We’re using this technology to 3D print recycled glass tiles with 4x lower embodied carbon than ceramic tiles, and developing exterior grade paneling with less than half the carbon footprint of fiber cement board and brick cladding.