Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Announces 2019 Moore Inventor Fellows

2019 Moore Inventor Fellows (Photo: Business Wire)


Fellowship established to honor one of Silicon Valleys founders recognizes early-career, scientist-inventors across the country.

Today, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced the 2019 cohort of Moore Inventor Fellows. Launched in 2016 to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Moores Law, the revolutionary prediction that anticipated the exponential growth of computing power, the program embraces the spirit of Gordon Moores passion for science and penchant for inventing.

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The Moore Inventor Fellowship recognizes the quality of the individual, as well as the quality of the idea, said Harvey V. Fineberg, M.D., Ph.D., president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The ultimate goal is to convert the ideas into inventions that can change the world.

While their interests are varied, the fellows all share a common curiosity about our world and a passion for transformative ideas. This years fellows focus on areas from 3D printing to underwater autonomous vehicles, plant immunity, improved on-chip photodetectors and an immune system in a test tube. It may sound like science fiction, but its real science.

These young women and men are at early stages of their careers, when they most need funding for their ideas, but when it is most difficult to obtain, explained Robe....

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