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.

Image of Ramesh Raskar

Image of Ramesh Raskar

Image of Ramesh Raskar

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
  1. TR100 Award from Technology Review
  2. The Global Indus Technovator Award
  3. MIT Sloan Research Fellowship
  4. DARPA Young Faculty Award
  5. LAUNCH Health Innovation Award
  6. 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