2018 – NAI Fellows in the Press

 

  • C.D. (Dan) Mote Jr., president of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), will deliver the commencement address at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s 2018 graduation ceremony on May 15 at the Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn.

  • There were several reasons why Dr. Dennis Killinger, an international expert in laser technology, left a distinguished research job in New England 30 years ago to join the physics faculty of the University of South Florida. You might be surprised by one of them: the circus.

  • The Maryland School of Medicine announced it will receive a $20 million gift to advance biomedical innovation from Dr. Robert E. Fischell, inventor of multiple life-saving devices, and the School of Nursing has received a $10 million gift from Bill and Joanne Conway for student scholarships.

  • A $10 million gift from Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg will provide critical funding for innovative research at USC into debilitating neurosensory diseases.

  • I was in my first full professorship, spending long hours in the lab and focused on publishing my research. I was doing everything I had been taught to do in a traditional academic setting, exactly the way I had been taught to do it.

  • Innovation abounds among the 15 Stony Brook University faculty members being welcomed today into the National Academy of Inventors.

  • Elazer R. Edelman has been named the new director of the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), effective May 1.

  • A newly published study by researchers at the University of Massachusetts and UC Davis sheds new light on the mechanisms involved in obesity-enhanced colon cancer, and may offer a therapeutic target to block and treat colonic inflammation.

  • Two of the top women inside the Long Island innovation economy have earned prestigious national and international honors.

  • Singapore is proving to be a hotbed for female inventors, new statistics show. Of the 664 patent applications to the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (Ipos) last year, 41.7 per cent of them included women.

  • An impressive slate of authors, researchers, humanitarians, artists, and legal and business experts will share their knowledge and experience with undergraduate and graduate students during seven commencement ceremonies taking place over three days, May 10-12, at the Watsco Center on the Coral Gables campus.

  • Brian Castillo is the kind of young professional Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants to see more of. With a BS in biomedical engineering in hand, the 2016 alumnus stepped immediately from the commencement stage into a job with the South Florida division of medical technologies firm Stryker.

  • C. Jeffrey Brinker, a Distinguished Professor and Regents’ Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at The University of New Mexico, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

  • On Saturday, April 14, Nariman Farvardin, president of Stevens Institute of Technology, recognized 10 distinguished alumni for their notable accomplishments, service to society and generosity to their alma mater at the Stevens Awards Gala, which took place at the historic Plaza Hotel in New York City.

  • Diran Apelian, Alcoa-Howmet Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and the founding director of WPI’s Metal Processing Institute, and Zhigang Z Fang, Professor, University of Utah, have been inducted into the USA’s National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

  • Fortunately, the world’s increasing energy needs have been anticipated by forward-looking thinkers, among them Umesh Mishra, UC Santa Barbara professor of electrical and computer engineering.

  • Oncofertility and its clinical practice management strategies are two of Dr. Woodruff’s inventions.

  • Academic, business, and civic leaders joined members of the NYIT community last evening to celebrate the official installation of Henry C. “Hank” Foley, Ph.D., as president of New York Institute of Technology (NYIT).

  • Sara Blakely, a graduate of Florida State University and the inventor of SPANX®, and the late Edwin Link, the man who invented the flight simulator in the 1920s, are among the seven inventors announced today as the 2018 inductees of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame.

  • Wheelchair-bound Tom Stark falls over unconscious while crossing the street with his service dog Hoover, an English Shepherd.

  • From steam-power plant condensers to a possible fix for twitchy eyes, Kwang Kim has been leading groundbreaking research to improve the capacity and life cycle of smart materials.

  • We have smart phones, smart cars and now, with the advent of a new class of “living medicines,” we’re on the verge of having smart therapeutics.

  • STC.UNM will recognize more than 60 inventors at its 15th annual Innovation Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 12 at The University of New Mexico Student Union Building (SUB) Ballrooms B & C.

  • Jennifer Lewis, the Hansjorg Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering, at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and a Core Faculty Member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has been inducted into the AIMBE College of Fellows.

  • In an event this afternoon at the historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC, two funded scientists of the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) were inducted into the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

  • The University of Kentucky Office of Technology Commercialization held its second annual Patent Palooza last week, an event that celebrates the university’s inventors and commercialization deals of the previous fiscal year.

  • One of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ 100 Modern Engineers of Our Time and a Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors, Prof Ying is a world-renowned nanotechnology researcher whose lab has invented several techniques for producing unique nanostructures that are tailored for various biomedical, catalytic and energy applications.

  • Over 400 constituents of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) will convene in Washington, D.C. on April 4-6 for the Seventh Annual Conference of the NAI. The theme of the NAI’s seventh annual conference is “Exploring the Intersections of Innovation,” and the program features presentations on topics such as Intersection of Innovation and the Future, Intersection of Ideas and Entrepreneurship, and Intersection of Academia, Government, and Industry.

  • Nine University of California inventors and innovators have been selected to become National Academy of Inventors, or NAI fellows, in recognition of their pioneering research with significant societal impacts. Among them is Laura Marcu, a professor of biomedical engineering and neurological surgery at UCD.

  • Ohio Wesleyan Graduate Paul R. Schimmel, Ph.D., to Speak at University’s 2018 Commencement Ceremony. Since graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University, Paul R. Schimmel’s groundbreaking research has helped to launch the human genome project, uncover a “vast new area of biology,” and support the development of new types of biopharmaceuticals to halt debilitating disease.

  • Since graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1962, Paul R. Schimmel’s groundbreaking research has helped to launch the human genome project, uncover a “vast new area of biology,” and support the development of new types of biopharmaceuticals to halt debilitating disease.

  • Nanovis today announced the successful FDA clearance of its FortiCore® TLIF and PLIF interbodies featuring a Nanosurface-enhanced deeply porous titanium scaffold intermolded with a PEEK core.

  • Ed Boyden, the Y. Eva Tan Professor in Neurotechnology at MIT has been named a recipient of the 2018 Canada Gairdner International Award — Canada’s most prestigious scientific prize — for his role in the discovery of light-gated ion channels and optogenetics, a technology to control brain activity with light.

  • Nine University of California inventors and innovators have been selected to become National Academy of Inventors (NAI) fellows, in recognition of their pioneering research with significant societal impacts.

  • By revolutionizing microbiological-based technologies in water and wastewater treatment, Professors Mark van Loosdrecht and Bruce Rittmann have demonstrated the possibilities to remove harmful contaminants from water, cut wastewater treatment costs, reduce energy consumption, and even recover chemicals and nutrients for recycling.

  • The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) is presenting a Talk@SECCA entitled “Art and Science” with 12X12: 12 Artists from the 12th Stateartist Pinar Yoldas, PhD and Anthony Atala, MD, Director of the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine.

  • As he prepares for induction as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors—another honor in a 40-year career as a professor, administrator, and cutting-edge researcher in materials science—Diran Apelian reflects on how his early years as an Armenian immigrant taught him the skills of creative adaptation and dealing with uncertain situations that have served him well throughout his life.

  • The University of Kentucky Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) will host its second Patent Palooza, an event that celebrates the university’s inventors and commercialization deals for the previous fiscal year, from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 27 at the Hilary J. Boone Center.

  • Virtual reality (VR) has been hailed as the next frontier for the entertainment industry, with the digital gaming segment in particular already undergoing a significant metamorphosis.

  • A professor, researcher, and inventor, Daniel Powell—an international expert in cancer immunobiology and translational immunotherapy—is one of Penn’s most engaged new innovators.

  • Carnegie Mellon University removed the interim tag from Farnam Jahanian’s job title in making him the 10th president in the university’s history.

  • A stand-alone, easily accessible volume that examines and provides a broad survey of various topics pertaining to the immune effects of biopharmaceuticals and nanomedicines, both beneficial and adverse.

  • Edward S. Boyden, a member of MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research and the Media Lab, and an associate professor of brain and cognitive sciences and biological engineering at MIT, has been appointed the inaugural Y. Eva Tan Professor in Neurotechnology.

  • Michael J. Cima has been named co-director of the MIT Innovation Initiative and associate dean of innovation for the School of Engineering. Cima, the David H. Koch Professor of Engineering, will begin his new roles on March 1.

  • Fortress Biotech and one of its 11 subsidiaries, Aevitas Therapeutics, have entered into a sponsored research agreement (SRA) with Dr. Guanping Gao’s laboratory located at the University of Massachusetts Medical School to evaluate construct optimization in the development of gene therapies based on adeno-associated virus (AAV) technology.

  • On Friday night, the newest class of Faculty Fellows was inducted into the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M University. The Hagler Institute was started in 2012 by John Junkins. The program brings renowned scholars to the university to work side by side with faculty and students.

  • An inventor, an entrepreneur, and an astronaut walk into a library… But this is no joke. Three distinguished representatives of those lofty vocations will share stories of how engineering inspired their careers as Florida Institute of Technology celebrates Engineers Week 2018.

  • As part of Endicott College’s 2nd annual STEM lecture series, Dr. David Mooney will be giving a talk on “Bioengineered Cancer Therapies” on Wednesday, Feb. 28.

  • Suresh Garimella, executive vice president for research and partnerships and the Goodson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, has been appointed to the board of directors for BioCrossroads Inc.

  • Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Janet Yamamoto, Ph.D., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Yamamoto celebrates many years’ experience in her professional network, and hakas been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field.

  • This is a horror story. I hope it scares you, because just telling it scares me. It’s about public trust, emotive coercion, human futures and how all these sit at the mercy of tired, old neoliberal groupthink. It’s not about our cat Diesel, but that’s where it begins.

  • This is a horror story. I hope it scares you, because just telling it scares me. It’s about public trust, emotive coercion, human futures and how all these sit at the mercy of tired, old neoliberal groupthink. It’s not about our cat Diesel, but that’s where it begins.

  • Geoffrey W. Coates, the Tisch University Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, has received the 2017 Newcomb Cleveland Prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for the best paper published in Science.

  • Not many on-campus events draw a diverse crowd that includes student athletes, musicians, mascot Kasey Roo, faculty and community members.

  • Amit Goyal, an internationally recognized materials scientist and director of the University at Buffalo’s RENEW Institute, has been named a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

  • James Tour is a leading origin-of-life researcher with over 630 research publications and over 120 patents. He was inducted into the National Academy of Inventors in 2015, listed in “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” by Thomson Reuters in 2014, and named “Scientist of the Year” by R&D Magazine.

  • SCIEX, a global leader in life science analytical technologies, has announced that the MSB Strategic Planning Committee has selected Dr. Amy E. Herr, Lester John & Lynne Dewar Lloyd Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Chan Zuckerberg (CZ) Biohub Investigator as the recipient of the 2018 SCIEX Microscale Separations, Innovations Medal and Award.

  • The University of Missouri System today announced the selection of C. Mauli Agrawal, UTSA Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, as Chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, effective June 20, 2018.

  • The University of West Florida Department of Chemistry and the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition will host Dr. Richard D. McCullough for two lectures Feb. 8-9 as part of the William D. Smart Seminar Series in Chemistry.

  • On Monday, during a reception at the MU College of Engineering, Dr. Sheila Grant was recognized by the MU community for being named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for 2018.

  • Northwestern University Professor Tobin J. Marks will be awarded the 2017 Harvey Prize in Science and Technology for his breakthrough research in chemistry.

  • Prof. Oliver C. Ibe of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for having “demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and welfare of society.”

  • State University of New York Chancellor Kristina Johnson delivered her first State of the University System Address on January 22, sharing her vision to increase research, encourage more individualized education and reduce the system’s carbon footprint across 64 SUNY campuses within the next decade.

  • The National Academy of Inventors elected four faculty members from the school’s electrical and computer engineering department, including Henry Samueli, Subramanian Iyer, Alan Willson Jr. and Eli Yablonovitch.

  • On Monday, Feb. 26, as a prelude to the 26thAnnual CED Life Sciences Forum, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBC) and The Center of Innovation Network (COIN) will be hosting a special forum focused on Biomanufacturing in North Carolina.

  • Institute of Human and Machine Cognition co-founder Ken Ford kicked off the IHMC 2018 Spring Lecture Series Wednesday evening with a talk about evolving artificial intelligence, or AI, and society’s reaction at the research institute’s downtown Ocala location.

  • Scientists have created a hair-thin implant that can drip medications deep into the brain by remote control and with pinpoint precision.

  • Three School of Medicine faculty members have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.

  • In her first State of the University System address, Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson outlined her vision for the future of The State University of New York, highlighting the four themes that will be at the foundation of her chancellorship: innovation and entrepreneurship, individualized education, sustainability, and strategic partnerships.

  • What’s the secret to success that every aspiring entrepreneur has learned from watching the smash hit reality-TV show Shark Tank?

  • Prasad Raghavendra, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and Jennifer Doudna, a professor of molecular and cell biology and of chemistry, were honored this week by the National Academy of Sciences for their innovative body of research.

  • James Allison, of MD Anderson Cancer Center, will receive the Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal from the National Academy of Sciences.

  • C.D. (Dan) Mote, Jr., President of the National Academy of Engineering and a Regents’ Professor, former president of the University of Maryland and Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Mechanical Engineering has been named a Fellow in the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

  • In the late 1990s, with an expected explosion in demand for internet bandwidth, the telecommunications industry was scrambling to devise switches that would rapidly transmit massive amounts of data—videos, music, photos, email.

  • A prosperous future — for individuals, companies, states and the nation — goes to the educated, the networked and the high-tech.

  • The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) congratulates its longtime scientific collaborator Paul B. Fisher, MPh, PhD, who is among 155 renowned academic inventors elected in December to the 2017 class of Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

  • In December 2017, the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) elected Zhigang Zak Fang as a 2017 fellow.

  • The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has elected three faculty members from Duke University’s biomedical engineering department to its 2017 class of fellows.

  • An Iowa State University animal geneticist was honored for discoveries in swine genetics that have saved pork producers and processors money and increased meat quality for consumers.

  • Wang, UT Condra Chair of Excellence in Power Electronics and professor of electrical engineering, was selected for induction as a National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow for 2017.

  • Sixteen patents (and 12 pending), multiple spots on a prestigious inventor’s spotlight lists, and now a place on the globally recognized National Academy of Inventors won’t change modest inventor and Ohio State chemistry and biochemistry professor, Prabir Dutta, who, after being honored by the NAI, said it simply felt “very good.”

  • University of South Florida physics professor emeritus Dennis Killinger and USF Institute for Advanced Discovery & Innovation professor Donald Keck have been named by the National Academy of Inventors as 2017 Fellows.

  • Iowa State President Wendy Wintersteen addressed key issues as well as recent successes in an email to the Iowa State community on the first day of the semester.

  • Each week, staff writer Paul Wood chats with a high-tech entrepreneur. This week, meet PHILIP T. KREIN, the University of Illinois Grainger Emeritus Chair in Electric Machinery and Electromechanics who has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

  • Subhash L. Shinde, associate director of the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Sustainable Energy (ND Energy), has been named to the National Academy of Inventors’ (NAI) 2017 Class of Fellows.

  • Gabriel Alfonso Rincón-Mora, a professor in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

  • Scott Weaver from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston was named as a Fellow by the National Academy of Inventors. Weaver will be inducted into the Academy on April 5, 2018 during the annual National Academy of Inventors Conference in Washington, D.C.

  • Salk Institute Professors Joanne Chory and Terrence Sejnowski have been elected Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

  • In 2014 biochemist Jennifer Doudna of the University of California at Berkeley awoke from a nightmare that would shift the focus of her world-class scientific career.

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