Forbes released its third annual 30 Under 30 on Monday morning, which awards 30 top mover-and-shakers under the age of 30 in 15 different fields. Founder of AKHAN Technologies, Adam Khan, was named among the top innovators and entrepreneurs in the Energy & Industry field. Featured entrants on this year’s list include the world’s fourth-ranked tennis player Maria Sharapova (26); social entrepreneur Olivia Wilde (29); Scribd cofounder Trip Adler (29); and cofounder of the Malala Fund Shiza Shahid (24), amongst others.
"This is the time to be young and ambitious,” writes Forbes. “Never before has youth been such an advantage.”
“We are at a point in time now where diamond has the real potential to not only fuel the next generation of electronics, but substantially reduce the amount of e-waste generated by the status quo offerings,” said Adam Khan, AKHAN Founder & CEO. “We started this with the goal of trailblazing this market with much needed materials and it is an honor to be recognized by Forbes for our work.”
Recently recognized with an R&D 100 award—also known as the “Oscars of Invention”--for their Miraj Diamond™ platform, AKHAN Technologies is jointly developing their technology with Argonne National Laboratory’s Center for Nanoscale Materials. Their breakthrough approach allows for a first time commercially feasible approach to creating cheaper better devices that rely on integrated circuits—transformational to telecommunications, consumer electronics, defense, and aviation electronics.
The complete 30 Under 30 list, along with video interviews with some of the list makers, is online at www.forbes.com/
About AKHAN Technologies, Inc.
After many years of research and development, AKHAN Technologies, Inc., an Illinois company, was formed in April 2007 by its founder, Adam Khan, to commercialize Diamond Lattice Technology. Commercial realization of diamond semiconductor device is the primary focus of AKHAN Technologies. Further, AKHAN is committed to continually introduce the most advanced diamond device technology to the global semiconductor community. With extensive diamond technology experience, unparalleled intellectual property, and a strong Board of Directors, AKHAN is well positioned to play an important role in enabling the “diamond age” of microelectronics. For more information, please visit http://www.akhantech.com