Primary Role
Founder & Chief Scientist @ Enernetics
Harvard University

Person Details


Dr. Alexander Wissner-Gross is the Founder and Chief Scientist of Enernetics, Inc. and a Research Affiliate at the MIT Media Lab.

He has received 102 major distinctions, authored 13 publications, been granted 9 issued, pending, and provisional patents, and founded and advised 2 technology companies, one of which was recently acquired.

In 1998, he won the U.S.A. Computer Olympiad and represented the U.S. at the International Olympiad in Informatics. In 2003, he became the last person in MIT history to receive a triple major, with bachelors in Physics, Electrical Engineering, and Mathematics, while graduating first in his class from the MIT School of Engineering.

In 2007, he completed his Ph.D. in Physics at Harvard University, where his research on pervasive computing and smart matter was awarded the Hertz Doctoral Thesis Prize.

His work has been featured in Technology Review, BusinessWeek, Scientific American, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

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