Zipcar founder Robin Chase SM '86 advocates clean transportation policies.

Zipcar founder Robin Chase SM '86 advocates clean transportation policies.

An alumna and a professor both made the 2009 Time 100, the magazine’s list of the world’s most influential people.

Zipcar founder Robin Chase SM ’86 was chosen for her work promoting sustainability in transportation and community service in business. Both Zipcar and her new venture, GoLoco, which helps match ride sharers with one another, demonstrate her ability to encourage people to use the Internet in cooperative, useful ways. Read a profile of Chase.

Daniel Nocera, MIT’s Henry Dreyfus Professor of Energy and Professor of Chemistry, was selected for his discovery of a simple, inexpensive method to split water into hydrogen and oxygen, which can be stored to power a fuel cell.