• Thirty-one MIT community members were named to this year’s list, including 25 alumni.

    Thirty-one MIT community members were named to this year’s list, including 25 alumni.

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More than 30 from MIT named to Forbes 30 Under 30 lists

Thirty-one MIT community members were named to this year’s list, including 25 alumni.

Forbes calls its 2019 30 Under 30 honorees “a collection of bold risk-takers who are putting a new twist on the old tools of the trade.”


Forbes calls its 2019 30 Under 30 honorees “a collection of bold risk-takers who are putting a new twist on the old tools of the trade.” So it should come as no surprise that the MIT community is well represented among the 20 categories and 600-plus names.

Thirty-one MIT community members were named to this year’s list, including 25 alumni. Check out the MIT alumni, faculty, and students named to the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list below.

Visit the 30 Under 30 website for the full list. For more young innovators from MIT, learn about the community members who were named to the 30 Under 30 lists in 201820172016, and 2015.

Aziz Alghunaim ’15, MEng ’15, cofounder of Tarjimly, in the category of Social Entrepreneurs

Amine Anoun SM ’17, cofounder of Evisort, in the category of Law and Policy

Chris Boyce ’11, assistant professor of chemical engineering at Columbia University, in the category of Science

Sebastien Boyer SM ’16, cofounder of FarmWise, in the category of Manufacturing and Industry

Joy Buolamwini SM ’17, MIT graduate student in media arts and sciences and founder of the Algorithmic Justice League, in the category of Enterprise Technology

Fei Chen PhD ’17, principal investigator at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, in the category of Healthcare

Tyler Clites PhD ’17, postdoc at MIT, in the category of Healthcare

Joshua Cohen ’12, graduate student at Johns Hopkins University, in the category of Healthcare

Carter Chang ’12, head of solar products strategic planning at Tesla, in the category of Energy

Connor Coley SM ’16, MIT graduate student in chemical engineering, in the category of Healthcare

Dianna Cowern ’11, founder of Physics Girl, in the category of Education

Cheryl Cui, 2017 graduate of the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Science and Technology and cofounder of Nest.Bio, in the category of Healthcare

Chris Davlantes ’15, founder of Reach Labs, in the category of Energy

Ross Finman SM ’13, augmented reality research lead at Niantic Labs, in the category of Games

Catherine Freije, researcher at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, in the category of Healthcare

Atif Javed ’15, cofounder of Tarjimly, in the category of Social Entrepreneurs

Joel Jean SM ’13, PhD ’17, cofounder of Swift Solar, in the category of Energy

Shri Ganeshram ’15, vice president of growth, analytics, and strategy at Eaze, in the category of consumer technology

Rebecca Hui MCP ’18, founder of Roots Studio, in the category of Social Entrepreneurs

Achuta Kadambi PhD ’18, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California at Los Angeles, in the category of Science

Sammy Khalifa ’12, cofounder of Vicarious Surgical, in the category of Manufacturing and Industry

Kishor Nayar SM ’14, founder of Rengen Technologies, in the category of Energy

Cameron Myhrvold, researcher at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, in the category of Healthcare

Xiaoyuan Ren SM ’16, SM ’17, founder of MyH2O, in the category of Social Entrepreneurs

Jeremy Rossmann ’13, cofounder of Make School, in the category of Education

Adam Sachs ’13, cofounder of Vicarious Surgical, in the category of Manufacturing and Industry

Kaitlyn Sadtler, MIT postdoc at the Koch Institute, in the category of Science

Raja Srinivas PhD ’17, cofounder of Asimov, in the category of Healthcare

Jonathan "Jonny" Sun, MIT graduate student (on leave) in urban studies and planning and illustrator and writer, in the category of Media

Scott Tan SM ’18, MIT graduate student in mechanical engineering, in the category of Science

Hyunwoo Yuk SM ’16, MIT graduate student in mechanical engineering, in the category of Science


Topics: Awards, honors and fellowships, Students, Alumni/ae, Chemical engineering, Physics, Mechanical engineering, Urban studies and planning, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (eecs), Media Lab, Broad Institute, Koch Institute, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology, School of Science, School of Architecture and Planning, Sloan School of Management, School of Engineering

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