Congratulations to Apoorva for being selected as one of this year's Lemelson-MIT Prize recipients!
The award citation is below:
Apoorva Murarka of MIT, $15,000 Lemelson-MIT “Use it!” Graduate Winner for contact-printed nano-membrane transducers for sound production. Murarka, a grad student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, invented an electrostatic transducer that uses a 125 nanometer thick membrane — approximately one-thousandth the width of a human hair — to produce high-fidelity sound more efficiently. This technology can be applied to hearing aids, earphones, or other consumer electronic devices, resulting in superior sound quality and longer battery life.
The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize is a national collegiate invention prize program, supported by The Lemelson Foundation, which celebrates young inventors that have designed and built prototypes of inventions to solve social problems.