2013 Pew scholar Manu Prakash is included among MIT Technology Review’s list of “35 Innovators Under 35” for 2014. Every year, the technology publication compiles a list of young inventors, visionaries, humanitarians, pioneers, and entrepreneurs who are addressing significant challenges in their fields.
Prakash was selected for his work as a visionary who engineers tools to make science more accessible and affordable to non-scientists and those in remote locations. As an assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford University, his innovations include an inexpensive paper microscope, a smartphone app to detect oral cancers, and a chemistry set made from music box parts.
Foldscope is a new approach for mass manufacturing of optical microscopes that are printed-and-folded from a single flat sheet of paper. (Manu Prakash)
The full list of MIT Technology Review’s “35 Innovators Under 35” is available here: technologyreview.com.
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