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2012 TR35 Judges

Selecting Technology Review’s yearly list of 35 innovators under the age of 35 is a difficult but rewarding process. We search for candidates around the world who are opening up new possibilities in technology, and then we seek the advice of a panel of expert judges before finally selecting the winners.
August 21, 2012

Ed Boyden*
Leader, Synthetic Neurobiology Group, MIT

Yet-Ming Chiang
Professor of ceramics, MIT

James J. Collins*
Professor of biomedical engineering, Boston University

Stephen H. Friend
President, co-founder, and director, Sage Bionetworks

Javier García-Martínez*
Professor of inorganic chemistry, University of Alicante

Eric Horvitz
Scientist and managing director, Microsoft Research

Alex Huang*
Director, FREEDM Systems Center, North Carolina State University

Ed Lazowska
Bill & Melinda Gates chair in computer science and engineering, University of Washington

Johnny Chung Lee*
Human-Computer Interaction researcher, Google

Christopher B. Murray*
Professor of chemistry, materials science, and engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Dipankar Raychaudhuri
Professor II and director of Winlab, Rutgers University

Chris R. Somerville
Director, Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California, Berkeley

Nimmi Ramanujam*
Professor of biomedical engineering, Duke University

John Rogers*
Professor of materials science, engineering, and chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Phillip A. Sharp
Institute professor, MIT

Bjarne Stroustrup
Professor and college of engineering chair in computer science, Texas A&M University

Jennifer West*
Professor of bioengineering, chemical, and biomolecular engineering, Rice University

Paul Wicks*
Director of research and development, PatientsLikeMe

Jackie Ying*
Executive director, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

Ben Y. Zhao*
Associate professor of computer science, University of California, Santa Barbara

*Past TR100/TR35 honoree

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