Innovation Fellows

Innovation Fellows

Overview

Bakar Innovation Fellows are graduate students or postdocs working with a Bakar Faculty Fellow on a Spark Award or Bakar Prize project and interested in translating the research to commercialization.

The Bakar Innovation Fellows program, introduced in 2017, is an opportunity for entrepreneurially-inclined researchers to participate in translating research to commercial applications. Innovation Fellows are a critical component of the Bakar Fellows Program since they are often key partners in the research and translation of technologies.

Many Innovation Fellows are venturing into the entrepreneurial landscape for the first time, therefore enrichment activities and events are a core component of the Innovation Fellows experience.

Eligibility

While some Innovation Fellows will be funded directly from a Faculty Fellow Spark Award or Bakar Prize, this is not required to be an Innovation Fellow. If you participate in the project, you are eligible. 

How to become involved

If you are a graduate student, postdoc or project scientist interested in becoming a Bakar Innovation Fellow, confirm that your PI is interested in translating research discoveries to real-world solutions and request they work with you on developing a proposal. (Please keep in mind the proposal need to be submitted by the faculty member)

If you currently work on a Bakar Fellow Program research project and are not yet an Innovation Fellow, contact us to apply.

Requirements

As an Innovation Fellow you will participate in unique workshops, learning activities and networking events hosted by the Bakar Fellows Program.

Participating in events and being an integral part of the Bakar Fellows community will be an important part of your journey.  We’re sure you’ll be eager to participate when you see the value of the networking and instructional opportunities.

Innovation Fellows

Since 2017, Innovation Fellows have been working to move their innovative discoveries from the lab to commercial applications.

Current Year Recipients
All Active Recipients

Barrack Darweesh

Graduate Student

Casey Finnerty

Graduate Student

Nathan Good

Project Scientist

Vikram Nagarajan

Graduate Student

Wanwoo Noh

Graduate Student

Julian Rees

Project Scientist

Amin Zargar

Postdoc

Prashant Chandrasekharan

Project Scientist

Barrack Darweesh

Graduate Student

Adrian Davey

Graduate Student

Casey Finnerty

Graduate Student

Moritz Gaidt

Postdoc

David Gardner

Graduate Student

Nathan Good

Project Scientist

Satcher Hsieh

Graduate Student

Peter Hubbard

Graduate Student

Linqing Luo

Project Scientist

Mehran Mirramezani

Graduate Student

Vikram Nagarajan

Graduate Student

Wanwoo Noh

Graduate Student

Ruonan Ou

Graduate Student

Rishabh Poddar

Graduate Student

Julian Rees

Project Scientist

Jyoti Taneja

Postdoc

Anju Toor

Postdoc

Heather Upton

Postdoc

Storm Weiner

Graduate Student

Andrew Yeskoo

Graduate Student

Amin Zargar

Postdoc

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Become an
Innovation Fellow

If you work in the laboratory of a Bakar Faculty Fellow, participate on the Bakar Fellows research project and would like to become an Innovation Fellow, contact us to apply.