|Alma mater||MIT, IIT Kanpur|
|Known for||Foldscope, Paperfuge|
|Awards||MacArthur Fellows Program (2016)|
Manu Prakash is an Indian born scientist who is a Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford University. Manu was born in Meerut, India. He earned a BTech in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and a PhD in applied physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is best known for his Foldscope and Paperfuge. Prakash received the MacArthur Fellowship in September 2016. He and his team are also working on a water droplet based computer in Stanford University. His work focuses on frugal innovation that makes medicine, computing and microscopy accessible to more people across the world.
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- MacArthur Foundation. "Manu Prakash". Retrieved 26 September 2016.
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