2019

Creates renewable energy technologies
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2018

Inventor of reCAPTCHA, co-inventor of CAPTCHA and creator of a free language-learning platform, Duolingo
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2017

Pioneer of the revolutionary CRISPR technology and optogenetics
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2016

Inventor of Femto-photography
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2015

Created first mass-produced low-cost, eco-friendly battery
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2014

Creator of tiny technologies for medicine
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2013

Genetically engineers viruses to create new products
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2012

Commercialization of inventions Revolutionizing Human Health
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2011

Invented healthcare tools that can better integrate with the human body
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2010

Invented the world’s first bioorthogonal chemical reaction, a technology for labeling biomolecules in living cells or animals
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2009

Invented Dip-Pen Nanolithography and nanoparticle-based biodetection schemes
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2008

Invented PRINT® (Particle Replication in Non-wetting Templates) technology used to manufacture nanocarriers in medicine.
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2007

Invented an amplified chemical sensor that uses molecular wires to detect the presence of vapors from explosives.
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2006

Developed and improved modern liquid crystal technology
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2005

Created a sonar tool to isolate different movements inside the human body: Transcutaneous Doppler system
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2004

Invented the first practical LED (light emitting diode)
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2003

Invented some of modern molecular biology's core instruments, including the DNA Sequencer.
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2002

Invented IBOT, a battery-powered wheelchair that can climb stairs and the Segway.
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2001

Invented the first reading machine for the blind
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2000

Revolutionized surgical embolectomy procedures
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1999

Revolutionized the semiconductor industry with very-large-integrated circuits.
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1998

Langer's research into polymers led to the slow release of micro-encapsulated doses of ionic drugs, peptides and other large molecule drugs
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1997

Invented the computer mouse
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1996

Opened the door to genetic engineering and laid the foundations for gene therapy and the biotechnology industry
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1995

Develped mathematical models for automotive computers
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