Illinois researcher wins $500G Lemelson-MIT Prize

A University of Illinois researcher is the winner of this year’s $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for outstanding mid-career inventors who’ve developed a patented product or process of significant societal value.

The inventions of John A. Rogers, a materials scientist and applied physicist, have included flexible bio-integrated electronics for medical, military and consumer uses, electronic eye cameras and micro-concentrator photovoltaics. He has 80 patents or applications, and 50 of them are licensed or in active use.

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