A biophysicist, Dr. Manu Prakash is an assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford University, USA. Born and raised in Meerut, India, Dr. Prakash finished B.Tech. in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur in 2002. Soon after, he joined Ph.D. in Media Arts and Sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA, and graduated in 2008.

Link to his TED Talk

Academic Appointments

Honors & Awards

  • MIT Ideas Sustainability Prize, MIT (2003)

  • Lemelson MIT Student Finalist Award, Lemelson Foundation (2008)

  • Junior Fellow (Physics), Harvard Society of Fellows (2008-2011)

  • TED Senior Fellow, Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) (2011-2013)

  • Frederick E. Terman Fellow, Stanford University (2011-2013)