Manu Prakash

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Manu Prakash
Alma materMIT, IIT Kanpur
Known forFoldscope, Paperfuge
AwardsMacArthur Fellows Program (2016)
Scientific career
FieldsBioengineering
InstitutionsStanford University

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 in Kanpur and a PhD in applied physics from MIT [1]. He is best known for his Foldscope[2] and Paperfuge.[3] 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. [4]

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  1. ^ Stanford University. "Manu Prakash". Retrieved 2018-04-04.
  2. ^ "A Microscope to Save the World". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2016-09-26.
  3. ^ "The Paperfuge: A 20-Cent Device That Could Transform Health Care". Wired. Retrieved 2017-01-10.
  4. ^ MacArthur Foundation. "Manu Prakash". Retrieved 2016-09-26.

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