2013

Inventors bringing life-saving health solutions to the developed world
Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation

2012

Global Innovation for Scientific Solutions to the Global Water Crisis, and Energy and Fuel Efficiency
Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation

2011

Culturally Accepted, Sustainable Reconstruction in Developing Countries
Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability

2010

Developed Rainwater harvesting system and mobile health clinics to improve the quality of life for villagers in rural India.
Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability

2009

Invented EpiSurveyor, mobile software for public health workers
Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability

2008

Invented low-cost, human-powered irrigation pumps to help subsistence farmers become self-reliant entrepreneurs.
Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability

2007

Invented advanced technologies for converting biomass feedstocks into motor vehicle fuels.
Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability

2006

Developed antiviral treatments for chronic diseases
Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award

2005

Developed the one-transistor dynamic random access memory (DRAM).
Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award

2004

Invented molecular sieve zeolites.
Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award

2003

His inventions include significant improvements on the early cardiac pacemakers, artificial kidneys, cardiac catheters and disposable medical trays.
Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award

2002

Modernized the cotton industry through her scientific invention of wrinkle-free, wash-and-wear fabrics.
Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award
Invented and patented FreshPaper—a low-cost, compostable paper to keep produce fresher longer.
Invention Apprentice

2001

Developed the first MR (Magnetic Resonance) Scanning Machine
Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award
Solar distillation device to purify outdoor water and eco-friendly paper
Invention Apprentice

2000

Baby Buzzer"—a mat with a device that sounds a buzzer when stepped on, alerting parents when babies are close to staircases.
Invention Apprentice
The "founding father" of wireless communications
Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award

1999

The invention of Kevlar®, the high-strength fiber that is the life-saving material of bulletproof vests.
Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award
Water bicycle for both therapeutic and recreational uses and the "Cast Cooler"
Invention Apprentice

1998

Inventions include automatic letter-sorting machine for the U.S. Postal Service; automatic regulation of clocks and watches; the magnetic particle clutch used in cars and airplanes; etc.
Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award

1997

Developed cures for cancer and leukemia
Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award

1996

Invented a device that emitted electricity pulses to the heart.
Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award

1995

Co-founders of Hewlett-Packard Company
Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award