The 2018 Science Pioneers

  Sangeeta Bhatia  - Bioengineering  Bhatia is one of the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35. Bhatia's research investigates applications of micro- and nano-technology for tissue repair and regeneration.

Sangeeta Bhatia - Bioengineering

Bhatia is one of the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35. Bhatia's research investigates applications of micro- and nano-technology for tissue repair and regeneration.

  Andy Conrad  - Biotech  Conrad is a geneticist, and CEO of Verily, a life sciences division of Alphabet Inc. He oversees more than 350 scientists working on a wide spectrum of healthcare-related projects. Conrad co-founded the National Genetics Institute and also founded the California Health and Longevity Institute (CHLI).

Andy Conrad - Biotech

Conrad is a geneticist, and CEO of Verily, a life sciences division of Alphabet Inc. He oversees more than 350 scientists working on a wide spectrum of healthcare-related projects. Conrad co-founded the National Genetics Institute and also founded the California Health and Longevity Institute (CHLI).

  Joseph Cook  - Climate Action  A glacial microbiologist, an explorer of the microscopic “frozen rainforest” on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet, Cook has worked on the UK National Environmental Research Council’s ‘Black and Bloom’ project, at the University of Sheffield to measure and model biological darkening of ice.

Joseph Cook - Climate Action

A glacial microbiologist, an explorer of the microscopic “frozen rainforest” on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet, Cook has worked on the UK National Environmental Research Council’s ‘Black and Bloom’ project, at the University of Sheffield to measure and model biological darkening of ice.

  Adam Gazzaley  - Neuroscience & Media  Neuroscientist, author, photographer, entrepreneur and inventor, Gazzaley is the founder and executive director of Neuroscape and Professor of Neurology, Physiology, and Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco.

Adam Gazzaley - Neuroscience & Media

Neuroscientist, author, photographer, entrepreneur and inventor, Gazzaley is the founder and executive director of Neuroscape and Professor of Neurology, Physiology, and Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco.

  Marc Kirschner  - Systems Biology  Kirschner is a cell biologist and biochemist and the founding chair of the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School.

Marc Kirschner - Systems Biology

Kirschner is a cell biologist and biochemist and the founding chair of the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School.

  Priyamvada Natarajan  - Physicist  Professor in the Department of Astronomy and Physics at Yale University. She is a theoretical astrophysicist interested in cosmology, gravitational lensing and black hole physics.

Priyamvada Natarajan - Physicist

Professor in the Department of Astronomy and Physics at Yale University. She is a theoretical astrophysicist interested in cosmology, gravitational lensing and black hole physics.

  Steven Pinker  - Cognitive Psychology  Pinker is a cognitive psychologist, linguist, and popular science author. He is Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, and is known for his advocacy of evolutionary psychology and the computational theory of mind.

Steven Pinker - Cognitive Psychology

Pinker is a cognitive psychologist, linguist, and popular science author. He is Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, and is known for his advocacy of evolutionary psychology and the computational theory of mind.

  Gwynne Shotwell  - Space Exploration  Shotwell is President and COO at SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corporation)

Gwynne Shotwell - Space Exploration

Shotwell is President and COO at SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corporation)


THE 2018 ART & DESIGN PIONEERS

  Charles Fadel  - Learning  Fadel is a global education thought leader and futurist, author and inventor, and Founder and chairman of the Center for Curriculum Redesign

Charles Fadel - Learning

Fadel is a global education thought leader and futurist, author and inventor, and Founder and chairman of the Center for Curriculum Redesign

  Questlove  - Music   Ahmir Khalib Thompson  is a percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, DJ, music journalist, record producer, and occasional actor. He is best known as the drummer and joint frontman (with Black Thought) for the Grammy Award-winning band The Roots.

Questlove - Music

Ahmir Khalib Thompson is a percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, DJ, music journalist, record producer, and occasional actor. He is best known as the drummer and joint frontman (with Black Thought) for the Grammy Award-winning band The Roots.

  Gabriel Kahane  - Music & Theater  Kahane is a composer and singer-songwriter living in New York City

Gabriel Kahane - Music & Theater

Kahane is a composer and singer-songwriter living in New York City

  Tavares Strachan  - Contemporary Art  Strachan is a contemporary, conceptual artist whose multi-media installations investigate science, technology, mythology, history, and exploration.

Tavares Strachan - Contemporary Art

Strachan is a contemporary, conceptual artist whose multi-media installations investigate science, technology, mythology, history, and exploration.

  Mathieu Lehanneur  - Design  Lehanneur combines design, science, art and technology as poetic- communicative components to achieve maximum welfare for human beings.

Mathieu Lehanneur - Design

Lehanneur combines design, science, art and technology as poetic- communicative components to achieve maximum welfare for human beings.

  Andrew Witt  - Upcycling Architecture & Design  Witt is an Assistant Professor in Practice in Architecture at the GSD, teaching and researching in the relationship of geometry to perception, construction, automation and culture. He is also co-founder, of Certain Measures

Andrew Witt - Upcycling Architecture & Design

Witt is an Assistant Professor in Practice in Architecture at the GSD, teaching and researching in the relationship of geometry to perception, construction, automation and culture. He is also co-founder, of Certain Measures

  Enrique Olvera  - Food  Olvera, Chef of Pujol (Mexico City), ranked 25th among the World's 50 Best Restaurants, and was listed as the 5th best restaurant in Latin America.

Enrique Olvera - Food

Olvera, Chef of Pujol (Mexico City), ranked 25th among the World's 50 Best Restaurants, and was listed as the 5th best restaurant in Latin America.


The 2017 Science Pioneers

  Cady Coleman  Space. Cady is former NASA astronaut, and the first flutist to play in space.

Cady Coleman Space. Cady is former NASA astronaut, and the first flutist to play in space.

  Jim Collins  Bioengineering. Jim pioneered a new field of synthetic biology by combining science and engineering to construct biological circuits that can program organisms like we program computers.

Jim Collins Bioengineering. Jim pioneered a new field of synthetic biology by combining science and engineering to construct biological circuits that can program organisms like we program computers.

  Temple Grandin  Human Potential. Temple is a professor at Colorado State University, and world-renowned autism spokesperson.

Temple Grandin Human Potential. Temple is a professor at Colorado State University, and world-renowned autism spokesperson.

  Danny Hillis  Artificial Intelligence. Danny is professor of parallel computing, inventor of mass innovations, and visionary of The Clock of the Long Now.

Danny Hillis Artificial Intelligence. Danny is professor of parallel computing, inventor of mass innovations, and visionary of The Clock of the Long Now.

  Susan Hockfield  Biology. Susan is Emeritus President of MIT and pioneer of monoclonal antibody technology and convergence.

Susan Hockfield Biology. Susan is Emeritus President of MIT and pioneer of monoclonal antibody technology and convergence.

  Robert Langer  Bioengineering. Bob is the most cited engineer in history, a professor at MIT and a pioneer of drug delivery.

Robert Langer Bioengineering. Bob is the most cited engineer in history, a professor at MIT and a pioneer of drug delivery.

  Cato Laurencin  Medicine. Cato is a scientist, surgeon, and first member of science, engineering and medicine academies across the developing world and USA.

Cato Laurencin Medicine. Cato is a scientist, surgeon, and first member of science, engineering and medicine academies across the developing world and USA.

  Hans Christian Öttinger  Physics. Hans Christian is a professor at ETH Zurich and author of a new thermodynamic approach to quantum field theory.

Hans Christian Öttinger Physics. Hans Christian is a professor at ETH Zurich and author of a new thermodynamic approach to quantum field theory.

  Dan Schrag  Environment. Dan is professor at Harvard University, pioneer of climate research, and leader of efforts to mitigate climate change.

Dan Schrag Environment. Dan is professor at Harvard University, pioneer of climate research, and leader of efforts to mitigate climate change.

 

THE 2017 ART & DESIGN PIONEERS

  Doug Aitken  Art. Doug is an artist based in LA, internationally renowned for his works of memory, narrative, and fast-paced urban life.

Doug Aitken Art. Doug is an artist based in LA, internationally renowned for his works of memory, narrative, and fast-paced urban life.

  Lynn Chang  Music. Lynn is a renowned violinist and educator.

Lynn Chang Music. Lynn is a renowned violinist and educator.

  Ulrik Juul Christensen . Education. Ulrik is founder of the new generation of adaptive learning programs used by millions of students, physicians and other professionals.

Ulrik Juul Christensen. Education. Ulrik is founder of the new generation of adaptive learning programs used by millions of students, physicians and other professionals.

  Bjarke Ingels . Architecture. Bjarke is a Danish architect renowned for his humane urban designs.

Bjarke Ingels. Architecture. Bjarke is a Danish architect renowned for his humane urban designs.

  Joi Ito . Design. Joi is the director of the MIT Media Lab and pioneering the exploration of indigenous culture toward the design of future society resilience.

Joi Ito. Design. Joi is the director of the MIT Media Lab and pioneering the exploration of indigenous culture toward the design of future society resilience.

  Sam Kass  Food. Sam is a food entrepreneur and the former chef of the Obama White House.

Sam Kass Food. Sam is a food entrepreneur and the former chef of the Obama White House.

  David Michalek . Art. David is an artist who takes the concept and techniques of portraiture as the starting points for the creation of his works.

David Michalek. Art. David is an artist who takes the concept and techniques of portraiture as the starting points for the creation of his works.

  Nathan Myhrvold  Food. Nathan formerly Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft, is co-founder of Intellectual Ventures and the principal author of Modernist Cuisine.

Nathan Myhrvold Food. Nathan formerly Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft, is co-founder of Intellectual Ventures and the principal author of Modernist Cuisine.

  Jeffrey Schnapp . Transporation. Jeffrey is a pioneer of the digital humanities and founding CEO of Piaggio Fast Forward.

Jeffrey Schnapp. Transporation. Jeffrey is a pioneer of the digital humanities and founding CEO of Piaggio Fast Forward.

  Wendy Whelan  Dance. Wendy is a world renowned dancer from the New York City ballet.

Wendy Whelan Dance. Wendy is a world renowned dancer from the New York City ballet.

  Lisa Wong  Music. Lisa a musician and pioneer of arts in medicine.

Lisa Wong Music. Lisa a musician and pioneer of arts in medicine.

 

 

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