Catherine Brewer (Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering at NMSU) and Ali Amiri (PhD candidate in chemical engineering) sat down with Garrett Weinzierl to discuss their customer discovery journey, facilitated by the NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program. Through I-Corps, the pair tried to understand if there was enough of a customer pain to warrant bringing their lab technology, a water desalination system which is powered by biomass energy, to the market. Catherine and Ali speak about the challenges they faced as scientists “talking to humans”, the breakthroughs they made, and the customer discovery techniques they’ll employ in all future research projects.

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