Graduate’s startup brings new edge to razor industry

Ten years ago when Adam Simone, then a North­eastern stu­dent, was working on co-​​op at Gillette in Boston, he never imag­ined one day launching a startup to com­pete in the shaving industry. Now, he’s the co-​​founder of Leaf Shave, which has designed a cus­tomiz­able metal razor that he said is both inno­v­a­tive and cost-​​effective.

Chemical engineering professor moonlights as webcomic artist

In 2008, Lucas Land­herr cre­ated a slice-​​of-​​life web­comic called “Sur­viving the World” as a way to “main­tain his sanity” while he worked toward becoming a pro­fessor. Today, his comic series—as well as his pen­chant for idio­syn­cratic humor—is shaping his pro­fes­sional life in ways that he never could have imagined.