Ramesh Raskar India-Born Scientist Wins 2016 Lemelson-MIT Prize [ Current Affairs ]
The prestigious 2016 Lemelson-MIT Prize has been won by the India-born innovator and scientist Ramesh Raskar has won for his co-invention of an ultra-fast imaging camera which can see around corners, low-cost eye-care solutions and a camera using which without opening a book some of its pages can be read.
About Ramesh Raskar
- He was born in Nashik, Maharashtra.
- He is currently serving as the associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US and as head of the MIT Media Lab’s Camera Culture research group.
- He had joined MIT in 2007.
- He had earned his engineering from College of Engineering, Pune (COEP) and PhD from UNC Chapel Hill.
- He holds around 75 patents.
- He also has written more than 120 reviewed publications.
- Awards and Fellowships
- TR100 Award from Technology Review
- The Global Indus Technovator Award
- MIT Sloan Research Fellowship
- DARPA Young Faculty Award
- LAUNCH Health Innovation Award
- Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project Award
About Lemelson-MIT Prize
- The Lemelson-MIT prize is the largest prize of Lemelson Foundation award which is given to the inventors who are mid-career and trying to improve the world through science and technology in US.
- It is directed by the School of Engineering at the MIT.
- Winner prize includes US $ 500000.
- Published on: September 15, 2016