Erez Lieberman-Aiden wins 2010 Lemelson-MIT student prize
March 03, 2010
$30,000 prize is awarded annually to individual who has shown exceptional innovation and a portfolio of inventiveness
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 3, 2010 -- Erez Lieberman-Aiden has been selected as the winner of the 2010 $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize.
The $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize is awarded annually to an MIT senior or graduate student who has shown exceptional innovation and a portfolio of inventiveness.
Lieberman-Aiden Ph.D. '09 was enrolled at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) in the Medical Engineering and Medical Physics (MEMP) program, which is part of the collaborative Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST). He was recently named a Junior Fellow by the Harvard Society of Fellows.
Lieberman-Aiden's incredible breadth of inventiveness and his work on the three dimensional structure of the genome greatly impressed the selection committee and is evidence of his unique creativity and talents.
Before pursuing graduate work at Harvard, Lieberman-Aiden earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Princeton University and a master’s in history from Yeshiva University. He was named a Hertz Foundation Fellow in 2008 and was recognized by the editors of Technology Review magazine as among the top innovators under the age of 35 in 2009.
The Lemelson-MIT Program recognizes outstanding inventors, encourages sustainable new solutions to real-world problems, and enables and inspires young people to pursue creative lives and careers through invention.