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Tshering Tobgay
Environmentalist, FEB 2020
Tshering Tobgay
Shneel Malik
Design & Tech, FEB 2020
Shneel Malik
Jay Walder
FEB 2020, Technology
Jay Walder
Danish Siddiqui
FEB 2020, Photography
Danish Siddiqui
Nirupa Rao
FEB 2020
Nirupa Rao
Yuval Mor
FEB 2020, Health
Yuval Mor
Oded Shoseyov
Bio-Tech, FEB 2020
Oded Shoseyov
Tom Thum
FEB 2020, Music
Tom Thum
Lily Peng
FEB 2020, Health
Lily Peng
Dr. Shruti Kapoor
FEB 2020, Think / Re-Think
Dr. Shruti Kapoor
Karen Hao
FEB 2020, Journalism
Karen Hao
Vrishab Krishna
FEB 2020, Prodigy
Vrishab Krishna
Rishab Jain
FEB 2020, Prodigy
Rishab Jain
Hajer Sharief
Activism, FEB 2020
Hajer Sharief
Gangadhar Patil
FEB 2020, Journalism
Gangadhar Patil
Bruce Friedrich
FEB 2020, Food
Bruce Friedrich
Eli Beer
FEB 2020, Think / Re-Think
Eli Beer
Licypriya Kangujam
Activism, FEB 2020
Licypriya Kangujam
Lili Haydn & Opium Moon
FEB 2020, Music
Lili Haydn & Opium Moon
Jyoti Parveen
FEB 2020, Performance
Jyoti Parveen
Supriya Kumari
FEB 2020, Performance
Supriya Kumari
Jigyasa Labroo
FEB 2020, Performance
Jigyasa Labroo
Muskan Tanwani
FEB 2020, Performance
Muskan Tanwani
Abbass Ali
FEB 2020, Performance
Abbass Ali
Chanda Singh Chauhan
FEB 2020, Performance
Chanda Singh Chauhan
Arnav Kapur
FEB 2020, Tech
Arnav Kapur
Shayamal Vallabhjee
FEB 2020, Host
Shayamal Vallabhjee
Mohammad Muneem
FEB 2020, Performance
Mohammad Muneem

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Lee Cronin

A professor of chemistry, nanoscience and chemical complexity, Lee Cronin and his research group investigate how chemistry can revolutionize modern technology and even create life.

Lee Cronin's lab at the University of Glasgow does cutting-edge research into how complex chemical systems, created from non-biological building blocks, can have real-world applications with wide impact. At TEDGlobal 2012, Cronin shared some of the lab's latest work: creating a 3D printer for molecules. This device -- which has been prototyped -- can download plans for molecules and print them, in the same way that a 3D printer creates objects. In the future, Cronin says this technology could potentially be used to print medicine -- cheaply and wherever it is needed. As Cronin says: "What Apple did for music, I'd like to do for the discovery and distribution of prescription drugs."

At TEDGlobal 2011, Cronin shared his lab's bold plan to create life. At the moment, bacteria is the minimum unit of life -- the smallest chemical unit that can undergo evolution. But in Cronin's emerging field, he's thinking about forms of life that won't be biological. To explore this, and to try to understand how life itself originated from chemicals, Cronin and others are attempting to create truly artificial life from completely non-biological chemistries that mimic the behavior of natural cells. They call these chemical cells, Chells. Cronin's research interests also encompass self-assembly and self-growing structures --techniques that will enhance the efficiency of growing life at the nanoscale. At the University of Glasgow, this work on crystal structures is producing a raft of papers from his research group.

He says: "Basically one of my longstanding research goals is to understand how life emerged on planet Earth and re-create the process."