TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) today announced the election of 170 distinguished innovators as Fellows of the NAI for 2014.
"We are delighted to recognize the 2014 NAI Fellows and their unparalleled commitment to excellence in academic invention," said NAI President Dr. Paul R. Sanberg. "Their many discoveries have made a truly significant impact on society and we are proud to honor them for these contributions."
Including the newly elected Fellows, the number of NAI Fellows now totals 414 outstanding academic inventors and innovators, representing more than 150 prestigious research universities and governmental and non-profit research institutions. Collectively, the 414 NAI Fellows hold nearly 14,000 U.S. patents.
Included among all 414 NAI Fellows are 61 presidents and senior leadership of research universities and non-profit research institutes, 208 members of the other National Academies (NAS, NAE, IOM), 21 inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, 16 recipients of the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation, 10 recipients of the U.S. National Medal of Science, 21 Nobel Laureates, 11 Lemelson-MIT prize recipients, 112 AAAS Fellows, and 62 IEEE Fellows, among other awards and distinctions.
Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.
The NAI Fellows will be inducted on Mar. 20, 2015, as part of the 4th Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations Andrew Faile will provide the keynote address for the induction ceremony. Fellows will be presented with a special trophy, newly designed medal, and rosette pin in honor of their outstanding accomplishments.
"It is our distinct pleasure to host the 2014 NAI Fellows induction ceremony at Caltech," said Mory Gharib, Caltech's vice provost for research and Charter Fellow of the NAI. "I am honored to be a Fellow of this organization and continue to be inspired by my innovative colleagues."
Ilhan A. Aksay, Princeton University Nancy L. Allbritton, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Jan P. Allebach, Purdue University Daniel W. Armstrong, The University of Texas at Arlington Frances H. Arnold, California Institute of Technology Kyriacos A. Athanasiou, University of California, Davis Nadine N. Aubry, Northeastern University David Baltimore, California Institute of Technology Amit Bandyopadhyay, Washington State University Joseph J. Beaman, Jr., The University of Texas at Austin James A. Birchler, University of Missouri-Columbia Donald R. Bobbitt, University of Arkansas Jeffrey T. Borenstein, The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory H. Kim Bottomly, Wellesley College Scott A. Brandt, University of California, Santa Cruz Steven P. Briggs, University of California, San Diego Robert A. Brown, Boston University Karen J.L. Burg, Kansas State University Robert H. Byrne, University of South Florida A. Robert Calderbank, Duke University Emily A. Carter, Princeton University Alexander N. Cartwright, The State University of New York H. Jonathan Chao, New York University Ching-Shih Chen, The Ohio State University Ashutosh Chilkoti, Duke University Arul M. Chinnaiyan, University of Michigan Steven Chu, Stanford University James J. Coleman, The University of Texas at Dallas J. Edward Colgate, Northwestern University Barry S. Coller, The Rockefeller University R. Graham Cooks, Purdue University Rory A. Cooper, University of Pittsburgh Harold G. Craighead, Cornell University Charles S. Craik, University of California, San Francisco Alfred J. Crosby, University of Massachusetts Amherst Marcos Dantus, Michigan State University Huw M.L. Davies, Emory University Mark R.D. Davies, University of Limerick Mark E. Dean, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Richard D. DiMarchi, Indiana University Michael A. Dirr, The University of Georgia Richard A. Dixon, University of North Texas John P. Donoghue, Brown University Jonathan S. Dordick, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Jennifer A. Doudna, University of California, Berkeley Anatoly Dritschilo, Georgetown University Robert V. Duncan, Texas Tech University Russell D. Dupuis, Georgia Institute of Technology Victor J. Dzau, Duke University James H. Eberwine, University of Pennsylvania Elazer R. Edelman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology J. Gary Eden, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Jennifer H. Elisseeff, Johns Hopkins University Sir Martin J. Evans, Cardiff University David A. Evans, Harvard University Gregg B. Fields, Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies Stephen R. Forrest, University of Michigan Michael W. Fountain – University of South Florida Ingrid Fritsch, University of Arkansas Cynthia M. Furse, The University of Utah Elsa M. Garmire, Dartmouth College Samuel H. Gellman, University of Wisconsin-Madison Amit Goyal, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Bruce D. Hammock, University of California, Davis Justin Hanes, Johns Hopkins University Frank W. Harris, The University of Akron Vikki Hazelwood, Stevens Institute of Technology Maurice P. Herlihy, Brown University John C. Herr, University of Virginia David R. Hillyard, The University of Utah Jeffrey A. Hubbell, The University of Chicago Suzanne T. Ildstad, University of Louisville M. Saif Islam, University of California, Davis Robert D. Ivarie, The University of Georgia Allan J. Jacobson, University of Houston Trevor O. Jones, Case Western Reserve University Michael E. Jung, University of California, Los Angeles Kattesh V. Katti, University of Missouri-Columbia Jay D. Keasling, University of California, Berkeley Behrokh Khoshnevis, University of Southern California Marcia J. Kieliszewski, The Ohio State University Michael N. Kozicki, Arizona State University Juan C. Lasheras, University of California, San Diego Wen-Hwa Lee, China Medical University Chiang J. Li, Harvard University James Linder, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Stuart M. Lindsay, Arizona State University Robert J. Linhardt, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Philip S. Low, Purdue University Yuri M. Lvov, Louisiana Tech University Asad M. Madni, University of California, Los Angeles Marc J. Madou, University of California, Irvine Richard A. Mathies, University of California, Berkeley Richard D. McCullough, Harvard University Carver A. Mead, California Institute of Technology Wen Jin Meng, Louisiana State University Xiang-Jin Meng, Virginia Tech Thomas O. Mensah, Florida State University Antonios G. Mikos, Rice University Richard K. Miller, Olin College Duane D. Miller, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Jan D. Miller, The University of Utah Sergey B. Mirov, The University of Alabama at Birmingham Jeffrey R. Morgan, Brown University Brij M. Moudgil, University of Florida José M.F. Moura, Carnegie Mellon University Shuji Nakamura, University of California, Santa Barbara Jagdish Narayan, North Carolina State University Shree K. Nayar, Columbia University Douglas F. Nixon, The George Washington University Babatunde A. Ogunnaike, University of Delaware Iwao Ojima, Stony Brook University Nicholas A. Peppas, The University of Texas at Austin Michael A. Peshkin, Northwestern University Victor L. Poirier, University of South Florida Mark R. Prausnitz, Georgia Institute of Technology Darwin J. Prockop, Texas A&M University Alain T. Rappaport, Institute for Human and Machine Cognition Renee A. Reijo Pera, Montana State University Daniel E. Resasco, The University of Oklahoma Rebecca R. Richards-Kortum, Rice University Yasuko Rikihisa, The Ohio State University Pradeep K. Rohatgi, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Bärbel M. Rohrer, Medical University of South Carolina Erkki Ruoslahti, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute B. Don Russell, Jr., Texas A&M University Ram Sasisekharan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology W. Gregory Sawyer, University of Florida Axel Scherer, California Institute of Technology Joseph M. Schimmels, Marquette University C. Richard Schlegel, Georgetown University Saïd M. Sebti, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer & Research Institute George E. Seidel, Jr., Colorado State University Arup K. Sengupta, Lehigh University Wan Y. Shih, Drexel University Kevin M. Short, University of New Hampshire Richard B. Silverman, Northwestern University Marwan A. Simaan, University of Central Florida Raj N. Singh, Oklahoma State University Thomas C. Skalak, University of Virginia Mohamed Y. Soliman, Texas Tech University Bruce J. Tatarchuk, Auburn University Gordon A. Thomas, New Jersey Institute of Technology Mark E. Thompson, University of Southern California Thomas G. Thundat, University of Alberta Richard B. Timmons, The University of Texas at Arlington Mark L. Tykocinski – Thomas Jefferson University Kamil Ugurbil, University of Minnesota Anthony J. Vizzini, Wichita State University Horst Vogel, Swiss Institute of Technology Nicholi Vorsa, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Columbia University Kristiina Vuori, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute Kevin M. Walsh, University of Louisville Christine A. Wang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Shaomeng Wang, University of Michigan Paul H. Weigel, The University of Oklahoma Jonathan A. Wickert, Iowa State University Alan E. Willner, University of Southern California Richard C. Willson, III, University of Houston Chi-Huey Wong, Academia Sinica John A. Woollam, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Shelby D. Worley, Auburn University Chris Xu, Cornell University Ping Xu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Zhi Xu, University of Missouri-St. Louis Janet K. Yamamoto, University of Florida Shu Yang, University of Pennsylvania Michael J. Yaszemski, Mayo Clinic Phillip D. Zamore, University of Massachusetts Medical School
The National Academy of Inventors is a 501(c)(3) non-profit member organization comprising U.S. and international universities, and governmental and non-profit research institutions, with over 3,000 individual inventor members and Fellows spanning more than 200 institutions, and growing rapidly. It was founded in 2010 to recognize and encourage inventors with patents issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, enhance the visibility of academic technology and innovation, encourage the disclosure of intellectual property, educate and mentor innovative students, and translate the inventions of its members to benefit society. The NAI offices are located in the University of South Florida Research Park. The NAI edits the multidisciplinary journal, Technology and Innovation, published by Cognizant Communication Corporation (NY). www.academyofinventors.org