Technology Review today announced the 2009 TR35, its annual list of 35 outstanding men and women under the age of 35 who exemplify the spirit of innovation in business and technology. Doing ground-breaking work in biotechnology, computing, energy, nanotechnology, and telecom, the 2009 TR35 are committed to changing our world. This year's winners are united in their urgent desire to do things better and get them done sooner, to help us achieve more and live better.
Technology Review also named Kevin Fu of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst as the “Innovator of the Year” for his work defeating would-be hackers of radio frequency chips in objects from credit cards to pacemakers. José Gómez-Márquez of Innovations in International Health was selected as the “Humanitarian of the Year” for his work creating practical medical devices for use in poor countries. The complete 2009 TR35 list includes individuals from such well-known organizations and institutions as Argonne National Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University, Microsoft Research, MIT, Princeton University, Stanford University, and Yahoo.
“Discovering the amazing young men and women who make up the TR35 is one of the highlights of the year for us,” said Jason Pontin, editor in chief and publisher of Technology Review. “We honor them for their achievements today and look forward to their future accomplishments.”
The 2009 TR35 were selected from more than 300 submissions by the editors of Technology Review in collaboration with a prestigious panel of judges from leading organizations such as Caltech, Flagship Ventures, Google, MIT, PureTech Ventures, and the University of California, Berkeley. TR35 winners will be profiled in the September/October issue of Technology Review and online at www.technologyreview.com/tr35/. In addition, the [email protected] 2009 Conference, to be held September 22–24 at MIT, will honor the winners in a series of “Meet the TR35” presentations, dedicated breakout sessions, and receptions.