Manu Prakash is an Indian born scientist and a professor at Stanford University where he specializes in bioengineering. Prakash is best known for his invention of the “Foldscope,” a foldable paper microscope that costs only one dollar. The Prakash lab has distributed these Foldscopes to more than 50,000 people in 135 countries to be used for research and education. As a result of this invention, Prakash has been awarded the 2016 MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant,” which is awarded to a select few individuals who demonstrate exceptional originality, insight, and potential. Subjects Prakash has researched include the physics of water droplets and insect flight. The grant will further expand the boundaries of what he can accomplish with his research.
Sign Language interpreting and CART captioning will be provided.
Please join Distinguished Lecture Series for an evening with Manu Prakash. The doors to Memorial Union's Shannon Hall will open at 7:00 PM.
Lecture is open and FREE to both students and the public, and will end with a 30 minute Q&A.