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MIT researchers among Technology Review’s annual list of the world’s top young innovators

‘TR35’ to be honored at Technology Review’s EmTech@MIT conference next month.
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Several MIT researchers have made Technology Review magazine’s annual list of the world’s top innovators under the age of 35. Selected from more than 300 nominees by a panel of expert judges and the editorial staff of Technology Review, the TR35 is an elite group of accomplished young innovators who exemplify the spirit of innovation.
  • David Bradwell MNG ’06, a doctoral candidate in Professor Donald Sadoway’s lab, was selected for his efforts to build a cheap, reliable battery that could store renewable energy.
  • Timothy Lu ’03, MNG ’03, PhD ’08, an assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science and a member of the Research Laboratory of Electronics, was recognized for engineering viruses to destroy biofilms.
  • Jacob Hanna, a fellow at the Whitehead Institute, was named to the list for his work in reprogramming cells to combat diseases;
  • Philip Low, a research affiliate in the MIT Media Lab's Synthetic Neurobiology group, was cited for his work on portable devices for monitoring brain activity.
“Each year, Technology Review selects 35 innovators under the age of 35 who we believe are transforming technology. Discovering these amazing young men and women is one of the highlights of the year for us,” said Jason Pontin, the magazine’s editor in chief and publisher. “We celebrate their success and look forward to their continued advancement of technology in their respective fields.”

Bradwell, Hanna, Lu, Low and the other TR35 winners for 2010 will be featured in the September/October issue of Technology Review and online at In addition, the EmTech@MIT 2010 Conference, to be held Sept. 21-23 at MIT, will honor the winners with a dedicated awards ceremony and in a series of “Meet the TR35” presentations.

Additional information about past and present TR35 winners and judges is available at For more information about EmTech@MIT 2010 please visit:

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