Eight Indian-Americans are among honorees who innovated industries and positively impacted communities. Maithili Appalwar: Appalwar helped more than 10,000 farmers conserve 50 billion liters of water with an eco-friendly polymer lining that helps harvest rainwater and create artificial ponds on farms. Dhaval Bhandari: A planning adviser at ExxonMobil, Bhandari has been researching at two of the nation’s top energyfocused industrial labs. Kabir Barday: Barday is founder and CEO of the largest and most widely used privacy, security, and trust technology company in the world. Arnab Chakraborty: He co-founded Flow MedTech, which led to the development of a heart implant that reduces the risk of stroke in atrial fibrillation patients. Arush Lal: At WHO Americas Office, Lal supports Covid-19 efforts by procuring test kits and preventing stockouts of essential medicines and public health supplies worldwide. Kamil Makhnejia: GloShield, his flagship product, made operating rooms safer for more than 15,000 surgeries and is expected to be involved in 30,000 more this year. Idicula Mathew: As CEO of Hera Health Solutions, Mathew is bringing a first of its kind biodegradable implant for long-acting drug treatments in the U.S. and abroad. Samirkumar Patel: A discovery in GT lab led him to invent a new way to deliver drug treatment into the eye to treat eye diseases.
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