Mathias developed a passion for renewable energy and clean water while studying civic engineering at Berkeley.  In October of 2002, he came up with the idea for blueEnergy during a class entitled “Entrepreneurship in the Developing World” in the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Mathias co-founded blueEnergy as a nonprofit organization and has been its Executive Director since then.  He is fluent in English, French and Spanish.