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UW CSE’s Shyam Gollakota named one of Forbes’ 2015 “30-Under-30” in energy

The accolades keep rolling in for UW CSE’s Shyam Gollakota.Shyam Gollakota

In August, he captured one of MIT Technology Review’s coveted TR35 Awards recognizing 35 innovators under the age of 35 for the originality and impact of their work. Today, he joins the Forbes list of 30-Under-30 in energy for his work on ambient backscatter, which uses existing wireless signals to power battery-free communications.

Forbes characterizes Shyam as a “standout” among the list of young inventors and entrepreneurs who are creating technology and founding companies with the objective of “saving or conserving energy, rather than creating it.”

We couldn’t agree more, which is why we featured Shyam’s research in the latest issue of CSE’s own newsletter, Most Significant Bits.

Shyam made the cut for the Forbes list with just six months to spare. But hey, there are still the “under 40” awards to look forward to.

Congratulations on yet another well-deserved recognition, Shyam!

Read the Forbes profile here.

January 5, 2015