Alaa Algargoosh, a Ph.D. candidate in architecture at Taubman College, has been named one of the MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 for 2019. Algargoosh, who hails from Saudia Arabia, was named to the list for the Middle East North Africa region.
Algargoosh was honored for her work in developing acoustic technologies that enhance human well-being and daily experience. Her previous work includes applying cymatic shapes in the diffuser that she developed called “The Cymatic Diffusers,” which resulted in the reduction of sound defects such as echoes in a room. She is currently focused on studying the impact of the acoustic environment on well-being by applying cutting-edge 3-D sound recording technology and modeling in virtual reality.
Since 1999, MIT Technology Review has honored the young innovators whose inventions and research shape the future. Today, it is a global community known as Innovators Under 35, a list of technologists and scientists whose work — spanning biotechnology, materials, computer hardware, energy, transportation, communications, Internet, and more — is changing our world.
Learn more about the MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 Award here.