The MIT Technology Review announces the innovators for 2022 under the age of 35

Through the development of VR therapy to combat vision loss in children, the compilation of African-language machine learning datasets, and the production of low-carbon industrial chemicals, this year’s innovators have already made important discoveries and advances. They are entrepreneurs, humanists, inventors and researchers who face difficult challenges in five areas: climate change, AI and robots, materials science, computers and biotechnology.

“This year, the class of innovators is incredibly strong and diverse. “Everyone on this list is doing a job that has a real impact,” he said Amy Nordrum, editorial director for special projects and operations. “These are the people you need to watch if you want to see what will happen at the top of technology in the coming years.

This year’s innovators were selected by more than 600 nominees from the editors of the MIT Technology Review and a group of 31 expert judges. In a new addition this year, five judges and former honors – one for each category – also contributed essays outlining what they consider critical next steps in their respective fields.

“Before someone was nominated in the first place, they usually did something quite spectacular – which makes reducing that list to a smaller group of semi-finalists and then to the final list of 35 an incredibly difficult task,” he says. Tim Maher, Editor-in-Chief of MIT Technology Review. “It’s a good problem to have, and that means the last 35 are among the most interesting and promising young people working in technology around the world.”

2022 Innovators under 35

AI and robots:

    • Laura Bloomenstein,, Purdue University
    • Gauri Joshi, Carnegie Mellon University
    • Yunho Kim,, C
    • Joel MbachuRegeneron Genetic Center
    • Ishan MisraAI target
    • Kathleen Siminu, Mozilla Foundation
    • Catherine Tunyasuvunakol, DeepMind
    • Alain WocherIBM Research Europe
    • Sharon Zhou,, Stanford University


    • Alex Abramson,, Georgia Tech
    • Samagya Banskota, Wide Institute of C and Harvard
    • Son JinScripps Research
    • Husband KimSloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research
    • Benjamin OaksScribe Therapeutics
    • Scott XiaoLuminopia

Climate change:

    • Kaichen Dong,, University of California, Berkeley
    • Chengcheng Fang, Michigan State University
    • Sean HuntSolugen
    • Shannon NangelCirce
    • Maggie Ricciani, Nobell Foods
    • Richard WangKuberg
    • Rui WangWestlake University


    • Honji LiuReexen Technology
    • Stephanie Mueller,, C
    • Uzoma Orchingwa, Ameelio
    • Sarah WahediЕхтесаб
    • Sue Zhang,, Carnegie Mellon University
    • Setor Zilevu, Meta and Virginia Tech
    • Maayan ZivAccessNow

Materials science:

    • Beth EsponetNon-spun
    • Jia Liu,, Harvard University
    • Naoji Matsuhisa,, University of Tokyo
    • Carlos Portela,, C
    • Steve Sue,, Northwestern University
    • Hyun YukSanaHeal

Learn more about this year’s winners in the July / August issue of the MIT Technology Review and online here. The winners will also be honored at the upcoming EmTech MIT conference, the MIT Technology Review’s flagship event on emerging technologies and global trends. EmTech MIT will host a hybrid event for both live and online audiences November 1-3, 2022.

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About EmTech MIT
Launched in 1999, the annual MIT Technology Review Leadership Conference has many years of world-renowned experience in exploring the most significant innovations and global technology trends. Hosted live by C campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts This November, EmTech MIT will offer a carefully selected, global perspective on the most significant developments of the year in areas including AI, biotechnology, energy, space, Internet 3.0 and more. As part of the EmTech series of prestigious events, the conference is a deep immersion in the ways in which these technologies affect society, research, education and life as we know it. EmTech MIT will include conversations with innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers, industry leaders and some of the most brilliant minds in the world. In addition, EmTech MIT celebrates innovators under 35 for 2022, representing the best and brightest technologists the world has to offer. Learn more about the event and register at To ask about diversity scholarships, group discounts and how to get media credentials, contact [email protected].

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