Indian American scientist Ramesh Raskar wins US$500000 2016 Lemelson-MIT Prize


Posted on:14 Sep 2016 18:09:43

Indian American scientist Ramesh Raskar wins US$500000 2016 Lemelson-MIT Prize
14 September 2016 Current Affairs: Indian American Ramesh Raskar won the 2016 Lemelson-MIT Prize  on 13 September 2016.

Raskar is the co-inventor of radical imaging solutions including femtophotography, an ultra-fast imaging system that can see around corners, 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.

Ramesh Raskar : Ramesh Raskar is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Associate Professor.He is also the head of the MIT Media Lab's Camera Culture research group.He was born in Nashik.

He finished his engineering education from College of Engineering, Pune. He finished his PhD at UNC Chapel Hill.He holds over fifty patents.

Lemelson-MIT PrizeThe Lemelson Foundation awards several prizes yearly to inventors in the United States. The largest is the Lemelson–MIT Prize which was endowed in 1994 by Jerome H. Lemelson. It is administered through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The winner receives 500000 US dollars, making it the largest cash prize for invention in the U.S.


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