2011 Olympus Innovation Award to Ashok Gadgil

Photo of the winners of the Olympus Innovation Awards
March 2011

Ashok Gadgil, Director of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division, has received the Olympus Lifetime of Educational Innovation Award, recognizing "faculty members who have demonstrated a sustained contribution throughout their careers to stimulating and inspiring innovative thinking in students in their own universities and throughout academia,." Gadgil, one of three 2011 winners, was cited for "the significant impact his [UC Berkeley] interdisciplinary graduate course, "Design for Sustainable Communities," has had on faculty, students and in turn, developing countries." The citation also singles out his work on the Darfur Stove Project.

The award is a joint presentation of Olympus Corp. and the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance.