Living in Pittsburgh is great because we’re overrun with incredibly smart individuals doing amazing work at the local universities, hospitals, and private companies in the region. I was lucky enough to write about two of them for MIT Tech Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35 story.

Kathryn Whitehead is a chemical engineering professor at Carnegie Mellon University, and working on some impressive drug-delivery systems using siRNA.

Severin Hacker is also tied to Carnegie Mellon: as part of his Ph.D. in computer science, he spun off the wildly successful DuoLingo, an app that provides a free—and fun—way to learn a foreign language.

Check out the whole list at Tech Review.