2020

Neptune Plastics, Inc.: Biodegradable Plastic
2020 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Brigham Young University
Chemical reactors for sustainable chemical processes and an optimized system for energy storage and hydrogen production
2020 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
New York University
Syn-SCOBY: a smart pollutant-sensing filter and DEPCOS for ultra-safe water applications
2020 Eat it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Modal Propellant Gauging (MPG): A system that provides real-time fuel gauging for aircraft and spacecraft
2020 Move it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Carthage College
Healthcare advances for amputees that restore a sense of touch and better mobility
2020 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Augeo: A cryogel polymer-based embolization solution to treat hemorrhaging patients
2020 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Johns Hopkins University

2019

AlterEgo, a non-invasive-peripheral-nerve computer interface and ISGEC platform
2019 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Callascope, a cervical cancer diagnosis device and a smartphone algorithm to classify cervix images
2019 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Duke University
Electrochemical Water Purification Technology and Chlorine Generator
2019 Eat it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The BioEnergy Project – Repurposing Food Waste
2019 Eat it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
University of California San Diego
Portal Entryways: A wireless device that opens disabled-accessible doors
2019 Move it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Brigham Young University
SMART Conductor and Enhanced Optical Fiber Sensors
2019 Move it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
North Carolina State University
Ithemba: A reusable, low-cost, contamination-free breast biopsy device
2019 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Johns Hopkins University

2018

N-Stent: Daily-Wear Nasal Breathing Aid
2018 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Johns Hopkins University
Novel Device to Revolutionize Eye Corneal Transplants
2018 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Johns Hopkins University
Agonist-antagonist Myoneural Interface (AMI) and Pollex Grasp
2018 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electron Microscope Pixel Array Detector (EMPAD) and Low-Cost airSTEM
2018 Use it!
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Cornell University
All Photons Imaging and FemtoPixel
2018 Move it!
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Charged Polymers for Sticky Agricultural Sprays, and Water Recovery in Cooling Towers
2018 Eat it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2017

Contact-Printed Nano-membrane Transducers for Sound Production
2017 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
SwineTech: SmartGuard Device – Real-time health analysis for farmers
2017 Eat it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
University of Iowa
WheelSense: An Open-Source Smart Add-On System for Wheelchairs
2017 Move it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
University of California, Berkeley
A Small, Mid-Air-Deployable, Folding Electric Drone, and Adaptable Aircraft Manufacturing (AAM) Architecture
2017 Move it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Solar-Powered Desalination System for Off-Grid Water Production in India and Gaza and Usage Sensor for Household Water Treatment Devices
2017 Eat it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Method to Design a Better Prosthetic Foot
2017 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Innovative Biomaterials-based Strategies to Combat Autoimmune Disease
2017 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
University of Maryland - College Park
Tactile: A Real-Time Text-to-Braille Converter
2017 Use it!
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Novel Proteins to Fight Superbug Bacterial Infections
2017 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Stanford University

2016

Highlight: A Powdered Additive for Disinfectants
2016 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Columbia University
SignAloud: Gloves that Transliterate Sign Language into Text and Speech
2016 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
University of Washington
The World’s First Completely Automated Restaurant
2016 Eat it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Superhuman Visual Systems to Capture Light
2016 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Autism Glass Project
2016 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Stanford University
Better Connections between Humans and Plants on Earth and in Space
2016 Eat it!
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University of Colorado Boulder
The First High-Performance, Lightweight Clutchless Hybrid Transmission
2016 Move it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2015

Respiratory Solution for Premature Infants around the World
2015 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Western Michigan University
Connecting “Hidden” Vehicle Data with a Cloud-based Platform to Create Powerful and Transformative Applications
2015 Move it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
MIT
The Next Dimension of 3D Printing
2015 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Penn State University
Enhancing Pain-Free Drug Delivery in Patients via the Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract
2015 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
MIT
Game-changing Innovation to Help Solve the Global Food Scarcity Challenge
2015 Eat it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
North Carolina State University

2014

Invented Circuit Scribe, a rollerball pen filled with conductive silver ink for sketching circuits on paper.
2014 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Invented a safe, low-cost, easy to use, two joint robotic arm that attaches to a wheelchair
2014 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Rice University
Low-cost, reusable, handheld, mechanical malaria diagnostic
2014 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
MIT
Invented a two-step method to convert Near Field Communication (NFC) radio frequency identification tags into chemical sensors
2014 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
MIT
Designed next-generation wearable mechanical interfaces that improve comfort for amputees
2014 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
MIT
Invented tiny sensors that probe critical quality attributes of protein based drugs to improve drug development
2014 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
MIT
Developed a mobile tackling football target
2014 Use it!
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Dartmouth College
Invented OncoFilter
2014 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Ohio State University
Reconfigurable Forming Tools – Looking Beyond 3D Printing
2014 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
MIT
GlucoSense: A low-cost glucometer and strip system for diabetics in resource-poor settings
2014 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Clemson University
Invented a mechanical, easy-to-use tool that automatically limits the volume of fluid that is dispensed to children during intravenous therapy.
2014 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Rice University
Invented a durable coating for condensers, appropriate for tough industrial settings, that improves its efficiency.
2014 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
MIT
Invented eyeMITRA
2014 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
MIT
Invented BitDex, a fast and accurate optical identification system for drill bits
2014 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
MIT
Developed high-performance lithium-ion batteries designed to facilitate integration in electric vehicles
2014 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Automated 3D printing for the classroom
2014 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
MIT
Invented the Chymos Needle for surgical bile duct procedures
2014 Cure it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Duke University
Invented a luxury leather handbag integrated with fuel cell technology and LEDs
2014 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
MIT

2013

Inventor of medical devices that are making surgical procedures less invasive
2013 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Inventor of a pin bed mechanism for directly forming physical three-dimensional contoured surfaces from a digital file
2013 Use it!
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Invented compact, low power cameras that capture the world in three-dimensions
2013 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

2012

Developed Drawdio, a circuit-craft that attaches to an ordinary wooden pencil and turns drawings into musical instruments
2012 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Invented the first-ever solar cells fabricated on everyday substrates
2012 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Invented an analyzer for the immune system
2012 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

2011

Invented the first-ever solar cells fabricated on everyday substrates
2011 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Invented a humanized mouse with a tissue-engineered human liver
2011 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

2010

Toy designer and co-founder of MIT Toy Lab
2010 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Invented a ground-breaking method for three dimensional genome sequencing called “Hi-C”.
2010 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Invented the Leverage Freedom Chair
2010 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

2009

Developed sustainable microbial fuel cell technology and co-inventor of the Soccket
2009 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Lead Inventor of the iShoe
2009 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Developed a new class of therapeutics that provides more precision to cancer ablation.
2009 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

2008

Invented processes to combat bacterial infections by enhancing the effectiveness of antibiotics at killing bacteria
2008 Use it!
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Invented “Bubble Logic,” an all-fluidic system to control sub-nanoliter quantities of biological and chemical reagents in microfluidic devices.
2008 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

2007

Invented the ATLAS Powered Rope Ascender
2007 Use it!
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2006

Invented the Transition; a personal air vehicle
2006 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

2005

Innovations in stroke and cancer treatments
2005 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

2004

Invented low-cost device for manufacturing eyeglass lenses, electronic rope and recyclable 3D LEGO chocolate printer
2004 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

2003

Developed 'swarm' microrobots based on the principles of nature to carry out real-world tasks.
2003 Use it!
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2002

Designed a low-cost aerial surveillance system that utilizes a rocket
2002 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

2001

Created a universal nano-assembly machine
2001 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

2000

Designed a motorized hammermill
2000 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

1999

Designs and builds implantable microelectrodes to facilitate sensory feedback in prosthetic limbs
1999 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

1998

Black Falcon—a tool for minimally invasive surgery.
1998 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

1997

Invented the HydroRail™ —a modular hydrostatic bearing for machine tools; and the Pass-It™
1997 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

1996

Invented the Fastap™ keypad, formerly known as OneTouch™
1996 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

1995

Invented PHANTOM 3-D Touch interface for computers
1995 Use it!
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize