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Zeba Parkar

Zeba Parkar

Founder, CEO | Materius, Inc. | Class of 2011

We say Illinois, Zeba Parkar says ... the Quad.

Specifically, the area “behind the Illini Union where I spent hours every summer reading on the grass, or just sitting watching students walk by, and enjoying movies on the Quad,” the Materius, Inc. founder and CEO (Ph.D. '11, materials science and engineering) says from Minneapolis.

“I especially remember the Diwali nights where we used to light up the entire Quad with hundreds of candles to celebrate the Indian festival of lights, reminding me of home thousands of miles away.”