Meet the Innovators Under 35

Ritu Raman, MIT

2019 Innovator Under 35: She’s developed inchworm-size robots made partly of biological tissue and muscle

Ritu Raman, Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT

Ritu Raman is an engineer, writer, and educator with a passion for introducing bio-hybrid materials into the toolbox of every inventor. She grew up in India, Kenya, and the United States where she learned to appreciate and thrive in diverse and dynamic environments. Her life experiences have forged the belief that technical innovation can drive positive social change, and this inspires her work to democratize and diversify STEM education around the world, especially for young women. Ritu is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the renowned Langer Lab at MIT, funded by a Ford Foundation Fellowship by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She holds many awards and honors, including being named a Forbes 30 Under 30 awardee for Science, an Innovation and Technology Delegate to the International Achievement Summit, and a L'Oreal USA For Women in Science Fellow.


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.

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