Two Indian Scientists Win Prestigious Awards For Innovation In The US

Two Indian-American scientists, from world-renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been awarded for path-breaking inventions.

A researcher, Dinesh Bhardia, who hails from Kolhapur bagged the prestigious Paul Baran Young Scholar Award of the Marconi Society, while the Nashik-born Ramesh Raskar has been awarded the $500,000 LemelsonMIT Prize 2016.

"Everyone has the power to solve problems and through peer-to-peer co-invention and purposeful collaboration, we can solve problems that will impact billions of lives," says Raskar.
The 46-year-old Raskar, an imaging scientist and inventor at MIT. He is the co-founder of radical imaging solutions including femto-photography, low-cost eye care solutions for the developing world, and a camera that allows users to read pages of a book without opening the cover.

Meanwhile Dinesh is a doctorate from Stanford and an alumnus of IIT Kanpur. Bharadia's research disproved a long-held assumption, that it is not possible for a radio to receive and transmit on the same frequency band because of the resulting interference, thus bagging such recognition.
“We are thrilled to honour Ramesh Raskar, whose breakthrough research is impacting how we see the world," said Dorothy Lemelson, chair of the Lemelson Foundation.
Source: Indiatimes