Meet the Innovators Under 35 - Group 2

Manu Prakash, Stanford University

Imaginative inventions liberate science from the ivory tower.

Manu Prakash, Assistant Professor, Stanford University

Manu Prakash is an Assistant Professor in Bioengineering at Stanford University and affiliate of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and Biophysics Program. Manu is a recent Pew Scholar, a Terman Fellow, and a TED Senior Fellow and a two-times Gates Explorations Grant Winner. He spends his time divided between “frugal science” and “organismic biophysics”. His laboratory applies techniques derives from soft-condensed matter physics, fluid dynamics, computer science, and bioengineering to study the structure and function of biological entities. Prakash was born in a small town close to Meerut, India. He earned a BTech in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur. He did his master’s and Ph.D. at MIT before starting his laboratory at Stanford.


Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.