An Indian-origin scientist has won the prestigious MacArthur ‘genius grant’ fellowship for his low-cost paper microscope, that he built last year which costs less than USD 1.
IIT alumni Manu Prakash was among the 12 people who won USD 625,000 award this year. He is an assistant professor of bio engineering at Stanford University in the United States.
- Low-cost paper microscope, Foldscope which costs less than USD 1, is designed from a single sheet of paper and also contains lenses and electronics. It has been widely appreciated from all over the world and helps in promoting practical education in the rural area
- This young scientist also stunned the world last year by making a computer clock, using tiny water droplets that move in a precise direction and distance when the magnetic field is rotated which holds that droplets of water.
- Prestigious ‘genius grant’ fellowship award in 2016
- Brilliant 10
- Pew Scholar, Pew Foundation
- Lemelson MIT Student Finalist Award in 2008
- MIT Ideas Sustainability Prize in 2003
- Ph.D, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Field of Study: Applied Physics (MAS) in 2008
- M.S, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Field of Study: Applied Physics (MAS) in 2004
- B.Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, Field of Study: Computer Science and Engineering in 2002.
About Professor Subhash Khot- the prestigious ‘genius grant’ fellowship winner 2016
Another IITian, Professor Subhash Khot, also won this prestigious award. He is a computer scientist at New York University and was graduated from IIT-Bombay in 1999.
MacArthur ‘genius grant’ fellowship:
The fellowships are awarded to persons with exceptional creativity in their work. T