Saul Griffith, engineering innovations inventor. Achievements include patents and patents pending in optics, textiles, and nanotechnology; invention of of smart electronic rope, Time Magazine top invention, 2005.
Griffith, Saul was born in 1974.
In 2000, Griffith graduated from the University of Sydney with a Master of Engineering degree.
He won a scholarship to MIT Media Lab to study towards a PhD that he completed in 2004.
The subject of his PhD Thesis was "self-replicating machines". They were one of the first instances of artificial replication being demonstrated using real physics.
Co-recipient Harvard Business School Social EntCo-recipient Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Business Plan Contest, 2001. Named a MacArthur Fellow, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 2007. Named Innovator of Year for Technology in the Service of Humanity, Technology Review, 2005.
Recipient Collegiate Inventor's Award, National Inventors Hall of Fame, 2002, Lemelson-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Student prize, 2004.