July 8, 2013 –
Bioengineering professor Seung-Wuk Lee was honored with a 2013 R&D 100 Award for his development of an engineered virus which generates electricity.
Presented by R&D Magazine, the R&D 100 Awards recognize the year’s top 100 technology products from industry, academia, and government-sponsored research, and are often called the “Oscars of Innovation”.
Lee’s Bacteriophage Power Generator generates power using harmless viruses that convert mechanical energy into electricity. The technology was developed by Seung-Wuk Lee with Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory scientists Ramamoorthy Ramesh and Byung Yang Lee, and is the first to produce electricity by harnessing the piezoelectric properties of a biological material.
Congratulations Seung-Wuk Lee!