Alumnus Deyle earns prestigious MIT Technology Review honor

Alumnus Deyle earns prestigious MIT Technology Review honor

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Travis Deyle, a 2005 computer and electronics engineering graduate, was chosen by MIT Technology Review to receive its "35 Innovators Under 35" award.
Travis Deyle, a 2005 computer and electronics engineering graduate, was chosen by MIT Technology Review to receive its "35 Innovators Under 35" award.
Travis Deyle, a senior hardware engineer at Google(X) Life Sciences and a 2005 UNL computer engineering graduate, was chosen by the MIT Technology Review as one of the “35 Innovators Under 35” award winners.

Among the previous TR35 winners include Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the founders of Google; Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook; Helen Greiner, cofounder of iRobot; and Max Levchin, cofounder of PayPal.

The 32-year-old Deyle’s work at Google(X) includes being part of a microsystems group that has developed “smart” contact lenses that can help patients with diabetes by constantly monitoring glucose levels. He is also part of Google(X)’s Rapid Eval team that evaluates new ideas.

“This is the most prestigious accolade I've ever received. It's a huge honor, and I'm extremely humbled. It's also a bit scary (have I peaked?) and intimidating (impostor syndrome?),” Deyle wrote on his website. “I guess it just means I gotta step up my game. In reality, I owe my success to a lot of people: collaborators, mentors, advisors, friends, family, and wife. Thanks y'all!”