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Now Available: Innovators Under 35 2014 See The 2014 List »

Each year Technology Review honors 35 innovators under 35 who are tackling important problems in transformative ways. Candidates come from around the globe, some from regional TR35 competitions run by TR’s international editions. Read how we chose the 2011 winners.

Humanitarian of the Year

David Kobia, 32

Software that helps populations cope with crises


2010 TR35 Winners

Alán Aspuru-Guzik

Simulating chemistry with quantum computers

Danah Boyd (video)

Shaping the rules for social networks

David Bradwell

Cheap, reliable batteries to store renewable energy

Wesley Chan

Building new technology businesses

Ranveer Chandra

Delivering high-speed wireless Internet connections over longer distances

Gabriel Charlet

Record-breaking optical fibers for global communications

Aaron Dollar (video)

Creating flexible robotic hands

Hany Eitouni

Making safer batteries with solid polymers

Nick Feamster

Watching the suspicious behavior of spam

Rikin Gandhi

Educating farmers through locally produced video

Jacob Hanna

Reprogramming cells to cure diseases

Amir Alexander Hasson

Using cell phones to supply rural shop owners

Kim Hazelwood

Reëngineering software on the fly

David Karp

A platform that keeps ­bloggers blogging

David Kobia (video)

Software that helps populations cope with crises

Christopher Kruegel

Developing software that shuts down botnets

Kati London (video)

Teaching real-world skills through games

Philip Low

Portable devices for monitoring brain activity

Timothy Lu (video)

Engineering viruses to destroy biofilms

Conor Madigan

Bringing down the price of OLED displays

Michael McAlpine

Powering electronics with human motion

Indrani Medhi

Building interfaces for the illiterate

Peter Meinhold

Engineering a better bug for biofuels

Avi Muchnick (video)

Cloud-based multimedia editing software

Jochen Mundinger

Reducing the carbon footprint of travel

Celeste Nelson

Reconstructing tissue architectures from scratch

Michelle Povinelli (video)

Predicting better photonic devices

Lyndon Rive

Leasing solar power

Chris Rivest

Printing cheaper solar cells

Andrey Rybalchenko

Stopping software from getting stuck in loops

T. Scott Saponas

Detecting complex gestures with an armband interface

Mikhail Shapiro (video)

Commercializing neurotechnology

Samuel Sia

Inexpensive microfluidic chips for diagnostics

Jian Sun

Better image searches

Richard Tibbetts

Reacting to large amounts of data in real time


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