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National Academy of Inventors Announces 2019 Fellows The National Academy of Inventors has elected 168 academic inventors to the esteemed distinction of NAI Fellow. Tampa, Fla. (Dec. 3, 2019) – The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named 168 prolific academic innovators from across the world to NAI Fellow status. The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a 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. Election to NAI Fellow is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors. To date, NAI Fellows hold more than 41,500 issued U.S. patents, which have generated over 11,000 licensed technologies and companies, and created more than 36 million jobs. In addition, over $1.6 trillion in revenue has been generated based on NAI Fellow discoveries. “Congratulations to the 2019 class of NAI Fellows,” said Laura A. Peter, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). “It is a privilege to welcome these exceptionally-qualified individuals to this prestigious organization. I am certain their accomplishments will inspire the next generation of invention pioneers.” Peter will be the keynote speaker at the 2020 NAI Fellows Induction Ceremony, April 10, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona, a commemorative event at the Ninth Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Inventors. At the ceremony, Fellows will be formally inducted by Peter and NAI President Paul R. Sanberg in recognition of their outstanding achievements. “I am so impressed by the caliber of this year’s class of NAI Fellows, all of whom are highly-regarded in their respective fields,” said Sanberg. “The breadth and scope of their discovery is truly staggering. I’m excited not only see their work continue, but also to see their knowledge influence a new era of science, technology, and innovation worldwide.” The complete list of all NAI Fellows is available on the NAI website.  The 2019 Class of NAI Fellows: Ernesto V. Abel-Santos, University of Nevada, Las Vegas David A. Ahlquist, Mayo Clinic Susan D. Allen, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Andrea Alù , Advanced Science Research Center, City University of New York Guillermo A. Ameer, Northwestern University Subramaniam Ananthan, Southern Research Institute Gattadahalli M. Anantharamaiah, The University of Alabama at Birmingham Nirwan Ansari, New Jersey Institute of Technology Rodolphe Barrango, North Carolina State University Rena Bizios, The University of Texas at San Antonio Michael Blaber, Florida State University Anne J. Blaschke-Bonkowsky, The University of Utah Stephen A. Boppart, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Robert Bowser, Barrow Neurological Institute Michael S. Brown, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Ardeshir (Adi) Ratan Bulsara, Naval Information Warfare Center Jason Burdick, University of Pennsylvania Lewis C. Cantley, Cornell University Michael L. Chabinyc, University of California, Santa Barbara Bryce Chackerian, The University of New Mexico Paul Citron, University of California, San Diego John P. Cooke, Houston Methodist Research Institute Jerome Cox, Washington University in St. Louis Seamus Curran, University of Houston Pamela B. … Continue reading Press Releases