The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Technology Review magazine announced September 15 world's 100 Top Young Innovators for 2003. The TR100, chosen by the editors of Technology Review and an elite panel of judges, consists of 100 individuals under age 35 whose innovative work in technology has a profound impact on today's world. Nominees are recognized for their contributions in transforming the nature of technology in such industries as biotechnology, computing, energy, nanotechnology, telecommunications and transportation. The members of this year's TR100 hail from fields such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, wireless, energy, computing and medicine. Each innovator is actively developing the emerging technologies that we feel will profoundly impact our world in the century ahead," said Robert Buderi, editor-in-chief of Technology Review.
Peidong Yang is one of the 100 who received the honors. Yang is Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Yang, born 1971, received B. A. in Chemistry, University of Science and Technology in China (1993) and Ph. D. in Chemistry, Harvard University (1997).