In a significant achievement, three Indian students have qualified to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Review’s Innovators Under 35 list for this year. According to a report published by Livemint, three students – Radha Boya (researcher from the University of Manchester’s Graphene Research Institute), Suchi Saria (from the Johns Hopkins University) and Neha Narkhede (co-founder of Confluent Inc.). For over a decade the MIT Technology Review has been honouring exceptionally talented technologists from across the globe whose work has great potential to transform the world. According to the Livemint report, Boya is a Leverhulme fellow at the University of Manchester (UoM) in England. She is establishing a research group exploring the fundamentals and applications of atomic scale nanocapillaries. Co-founder and chief technology officer (CTO) of Confluent Inc. Narkhede completed her BE in Computer Science from the University of Pune and an MS in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in US. She has also bagged Innovators Under 35 award under the ‘Visionaries’ category, Livemint report added further.
The third qualifier Saria is a professor at Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering and Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has recieved the Innovators Under 35 award under the ‘Humanitarians’ category.
Organised since 1999, the prestigious Innovators Under 35 competition has honoured some of the world’s most influential entrepreneurs and business professionals including Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg, Tesla CTO JB Straubel, Alphabet’s Larry Page and others.