As a child growing up in the crowded metropolitan mega-cities of India, Prakash had a strange fascination with fire. Every year he would eagerly wait for summer vacation, when his family would take a trip to the countryside to visit his grandmother, so his imagination could light-up. His most memorable childhood constructions included contact-fuse rockets that exploded upon hitting the ground and scaled down models of tanker ships to study oil spills in open waters, complete with fire and explosions. His work on oil spills was recognized early on by Xerox India.
Invented processes to combat bacterial infections by enhancing the effectiveness of antibiotics at killing bacteria.
Joseph DeSimone applies his inventive expertise to a range of fields including green manufacturing, medical devices and nanomedicine.
Chad Mirkin is a world-renowned chemist and nanotechnolgy researcher who developed nanoparticle-based biodetection schemes and Dip-Pen Nanolithography.
Developed a new class of therapeutics that provides more precision to cancer ablation.
Invented a ground-breaking method for three dimensional genome sequencing called “Hi-C”.
Invented an easy-to-use tool that automatically limits the volume of fluid that is dispensed to children during intravenous therapy.
Invented a safe, low-cost, easy to use, two joint robotic arm that attaches to a wheelchair