Lydia Sohn

Lydia Sohn

I am a co-founder of Nodexus. Nodexus's core technology has been in development in my research laboratory for over 10 years ago. I am currently a Prof. of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley.

Member since December 12, 2014
  • About
1992 Harvard University , PhD , Physics
1990 Harvard University , MA , Physics
1988 Harvard - Radcliffe Colleges , BA , Chemistry & Physics

I am a(n):

Professor and Entrepreneur

Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Nodexus Inc.
Companies I work or worked for:
AT&T Bell Laboratories
Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

• Westinghouse Science Talent Search, Honors group (1984)
• Thomas S. Monfried Scholar, New Jersey Harvard Alumni Assoc. (1985)
• Francis Lee Friedman Physics Award, Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges (1987)
• Rowland Foundation Physics Research Award (1986-1988)
• Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Iota Chapter
• Office of Naval Research Predoctoral Fellowship (1988-1991)
• National Science Foundation-NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship (1992-1993)
• Wu Foundation Award (1996)
• AT&T and Lucent Technologies Foundation Award (1996)
• DuPont Young Professor Award (1996-1999)
• National Science Foundation Faculty Career Early Development Award (1996-2000)
• Army Research Office Young Investigator Award (1997-2000)
• American Physical Society Le Roy Apker Award (2001): awarded to Heather J. Lynch for her Senior Thesis work performed in the Sohn laboratory at Princeton University
• Sigma Pi Sigma, National Physics Honor Society (2004)
• William Pyle Philips Distinguished Visitor, Haverford College (2005)
• Vogel Moral Courage Speaker, Principia College (2006)
• National Academy of Engineering US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (2007)
• W. M. Keck Foundation Medical Research Program Award (2010-2013)
• Presidential Chair Fellow, UC Berkeley (2012-2013)
• Bakar Fellow, UC Berkeley (2013-2018)
• Identifying Revolutionary Platform Technologies for Advancing Life Sciences Research Competition (sponsored by the W. M. Keck Foundation, Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, Kavli Foundation, Burroughs-Wellcome Fund, John Templeton Foundation, and Research Corporation)—one of five winners (2014)
• American Association for Clinical Chemistry 2014 Emerging Clinical & Laboratory Diagnostics: The Portable Lab—Outstanding Poster Award (2014)
• American Association for Clinical Chemistry 2014 Personalized Diagnostics Today Conference—Outstanding Poster Award (2014)

If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I want to change the world.