EmTech Asia Names 2016 Top Ten Innovators Under 35

Eight researchers and inventors based in Singapore and two from Australia have been selected as this year’s finalists for EmTech Asia’s top innovators under 35.

AsianScientist (Nov. 16, 2015) – Since 2014, the EmTech Asia conference, in association with MIT Technology Review, has received applications from talented researchers, inventors and entrepreneurs from Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand in order to gain recognition as the ten top young Innovators under the age of 35 in the region.

The ten ‘Innovators Under 35’ are given tribute annually at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Asia conference, for their contribution in transforming the nature of technology in industries such as biomedicine, computing, communications, energy, materials, web, and transportation.

Emtech Asia received nominations from eight countries (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand) to be considered for the 2016 list. From an array of worthy applications from across the region, seven exceptional researchers and an inventor based in Singapore, along with two outstanding researchers from Australia were selected. They are:

  1. Madhu Bhaskaran, Senior Lecturer and Co-Leader, Functional Materials and Microsystems Research Group, RMIT University, Australia.
  2. Javier Gomez Fernandez, Assistant Professor and Founder Academic Member, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore.
  3. Siau Chen Chian, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  4. Majid Ebrahimi Warkiani, Lecturer, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia.
  5. Grace Leslie, Postdoctoral Fellow, Singapore University of Technology and Design / MIT Media Lab, Singapore.
  6. Wan Yue, GIS Fellow, Genome Institute of Singapore, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore.
  7. Raye Yeow Chen-Hua, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  8. Cheong Jia Hao, Scientist, Institute of Microelectronics, A*STAR, Singapore.
  9. Joseph Fitzsimons, Assistant Professor, Singapore University of Technology and Design & Research Assistant Professor, Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  10. Pulkit Jaiswal, Founder & CEO, Swarmx, Singapore.

More information on the honorees can be found here.

The ten honourees will give elevator pitches about their work at EmTech Asia which will be held 26-27 January 2016 in Singapore. These pitches typically result in further publicity for their work, along with investment opportunities, as those that attend EmTech represent a wide cross section of the business, research and technology communities.

The ten also automatically qualify for consideration on the global MIT Technology Review magazine ’35 Innovators Under 35 List’ (TR35). MIT Technology Review will showcase these 35 innovators in the September/October 2016 issue. In 2015, two of the Asia-Pacific honourees, Benjamin Tee and Rikky Muller made it into the global list.


Source: EmTech Asia.
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