The List is Up. How Did MIT Fare in the 2010 TR35?

by Amy Marcott on August 26, 2010 · 1 comment

in Alumni Life, Energy, In the News, Management, Public Service, Research

TR35 logoThe TR35Technology Review’s annual list of the world’s top innovators under the age of 35—has just been announced. So, did anyone from MIT make the list? Why yes, yes they did. In fact, 40% of the list is made up of MITers—all are alumni with the exception of one, a fellow at the Whitehead Institute.

Here’s a rundown of young innovators changing the world in the fields of  medicine, computing, communications, electronics, nanotechnology, and more.

Timothy Lu

Timothy Lu ’03, MNG ’03, PhD ’08 was named to the 2010 TR35 list for his work engineering viruses to destroy biofilms.

Danah Boyd SM ’02: Shaping the rules for social networks

David Bradwell MNG ’06: Cheap, reliable batteries to store renewable energy

Wesley Chan ’00, MNG ’01: Building new technology businesses

Nick Feamster ’00, MNG ’01, PhD ’06: Watching the suspicious behavior of spam

Rikin Gandhi SM ’05: Educating farmers through locally produced video

Jacob Hanna (Whitehead Institute fellow): Reprogramming cells to cure diseases

Amir Alexander Hasson SM ’02: Using cell phones to supply rural shop owners

Timothy Lu ’03, MNG ’03, PhD ’08: Engineering viruses to destroy biofilms

Conor Madigan SM ’02, PhD ’06: Bringing down the price of OLED displays

Celeste Nelson ’98: Reconstructing tissue architectures from scratch

Michelle Povinelli PhD ’04: Predicting better photonic devices

Chris Rivest ’05: Printing cheaper solar cells

Mikhail Shapiro PhD ’08: Commercializing neurotechnology

Richard Tibbetts ’03, MNG ’03: Reacting to large amounts of data in real time

The elite list was selected from more than 300 nominees by a panel of expert judges and the editorial staff of Technology Review. The winners will be featured in the September/October issue of the magazine and at the EmTech@MIT 2010 Conference, held Sept. 21–23, where they will present—in 90 seconds or less—the inspiring work that landed them the honor.

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