National Academy of Inventors Elects 168 Fellows to 2015 Class
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National Academy of Inventors announces 2015 NAI Fellows

Academic inventors and innovators honored with prestigious distinction 
TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 15, 2015)—The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named 168 leaders of invention and innovation to Fellow status.

Those named today bring the total number of NAI Fellows to 582, representing over 190 research universities and governmental and non-profit research institutes. The 2015 Fellows account for 5,368 issued U.S. patents, bringing the collective patents held by all NAI Fellows to more than 20,000. 

Included among all NAI Fellows are more than 80 presidents and senior leaders of research universities and non-profit research institutes, 310 members of the other National Academies (NAS, NAE, NAM), 27 inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, 32 recipients of the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation and U.S. National Medal of Science, 27 Nobel Laureates, 14 Lemelson-MIT Prize recipients, 170 AAAS Fellows, and 98 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 welfare of society.

The NAI Fellows will be inducted on 15 Apr. 2016, as part of the Fifth Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). USPTO Commissioner for Patents Andrew Hirshfeld will provide the keynote address for the induction ceremony. In honor of their outstanding accomplishments, Fellows will be presented with a special trophy, medal, and rosette pin.

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2015 Elected NAI Fellows

C. Mauli Agrawal, The Univ. of Texas at San Antonio
Dean P. Alderucci, The University of Chicago
Jayakrishna Ambati, University of Kentucky
Iver E. Anderson, Iowa State University
Kristi S. Anseth, University of Colorado Boulder
Allen W. Apblett, Oklahoma State University
Charles J. Arntzen, Arizona State University
Harry A. Atwater, Jr., California Inst. of Technology
Lorne A. Babiuk, University of Alberta
John M. Ballato, Clemson University
John S. Baras, University of Maryland
Issa Batarseh, University of Central Florida
Ray H. Baughman, The University of Texas at Dallas
Angela M. Belcher, Mass. Institute of Technology
Stephen J. Benkovic, The Pennsylvania State Univ.
Shekhar Bhansali, Florida International University
Sangeeta N. Bhatia, Mass. Institute of Technology
John D. Birdwell, The Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville
Kenneth J. Blank, Rowan University
Dale L. Boger, The Scripps Research Institute
Charles A. Bouman, Purdue University
John E. Bowers, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
Gary L. Bowlin, University of Memphis
C. Jeffrey Brinker, The University of New Mexico
Emery N. Brown, Mass. Institute of Technology
Milton L. Brown, Georgetown University
Richard B. Brown, The University of Utah
Steven R.J. Brueck, The University of New Mexico
Joe C. Campbell, University of Virginia
Selim A. Chacour, University of South Florida
Mau-Chung Frank Chang, Nat. Chiao Tung Univ.
Shu Chien, Univ. of California, San Diego
Mary-Dell Chilton, Washington University in St. Louis
Diana S. Chow, University of Houston
Chung K. Chu, University of Georgia
Yoginder P. Chugh, Southern Illinois University
William J. Clancey, IHMC
Katrina Cornish, The Ohio State University
Delos M. Cosgrove III, Cleveland Clinic
Alan W. Cramb, Illinois Institute of Technology
Benjamin F. Cravatt III, The Scripps Research Inst.
Roy Curtiss III, University of Florida
Paul D. Dapkus, University of Southern California
John G. Daugman, University of Cambridge
Mark E. Davis, California Institute of Technology
Robert C. Dean, Jr., Dartmouth College
Atam P. Dhawan, New Jersey Inst. of Technology
Duane B. Dimos, The Univ. of Texas at Arlington
David M. Eddy, University of South Florida
Nader Engheta, University of Pennsylvania
Antonio Facchetti, Northwestern University
Rudolf Faust, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Robert E. Fischell, University of Maryland
Christodoulos A. Floudas, Texas A&M University
Gabor Forgacs, University of Missouri
Scott E. Fraser, University of Southern California
Jean M.J. Fréchet, KAUST
Richard H. Frenkiel, Rutgers University
Sanjiv S. Gambhir, Stanford University
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Shubhra Gangopadhyay, University of Missouri
Sir Andre K. Geim, The University of Manchester
George Georgiou, The University of Texas at Austin
John C. Gore, Vanderbilt University
Venu Govindaraju, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Ali Hajimiri, California Inst. of Technology
Naomi J. Halas, Rice University
Andrew D. Hamilton, University of Oxford
Wayne W. Hanna, University of Georgia
Florence P. Haseltine, National Institutes of Health
Charlotte A.E. Hauser, KAUST
Craig J. Hawker, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
M. Frederick Hawthorne, University of Missouri
Barton F. Haynes, Duke University
Richard F. Heck, University of Delaware
Andrew B. Holmes, The University of Melbourne
Rush D. Holt, AAAS
H. Robert Horvitz, Mass. Institute of Technology
Chenming C. Hu, Univ. of California, Berkeley
Leon D. Iasemidis, Louisiana Tech University
Mir Imran, University of Pittsburgh
Donald E. Ingber, Harvard University
Chennupati Jagadish, The Australian National Univ.
Anil K. Jain, Michigan State University
Kristina M. Johnson, University of Colorado Boulder
Joseph S. Kalinowski, East Carolina University
Aaron V. Kaplan, Dartmouth College
Usha N. Kasid, Georgetown University
Kenneth W. Kinzler, Johns Hopkins University
Brian K. Kobilka, Stanford University
Steven J. Kubisen, The George Washington Univ.
Donald W. Landry, Columbia University
Se-Jin Lee, Johns Hopkins University
Sunggyu Lee, Ohio University
Robert J. Lefkowitz, Duke University
G. Douglas Letson, Moffitt Cancer & Research Inst.
Jennifer A. Lewis, Harvard University
Guifang Li, University of Central Florida
James C. Liao, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
John S. Lollar III, Emory University
Anthony M. Lowman, Rowan University
Rodney S. Markin, Univ. of Nebraska Medical Center
Tobin J. Marks, Northwestern University
Dean F. Martin, University of South Florida
Helen S. Mayberg, Emory University
Edith G. McGeer, The University of British Columbia
Patrick L. McGeer, The University of British Columbia
Meyya Meyyappan, NASA Ames Research Center 
Thomas E. Milner, The Univ. of Texas at Austin
Umesh K. Mishra, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
Somenath Mitra, New Jersey Inst. of Technology
Andreas F. Molisch, University of Southern California
Ramani Narayan, Michigan State University
Alan C. Nelson, Arizona State University
Kyriacos C. Nicolaou, Rice University
David R. Nygren, The Univ. of Texas at Arlington
Richard M. Osgood, Jr., Columbia University
Alyssa Panitch, Purdue University
Heloise A. Pereira, OUHSC
William M. Pierce, Jr., University of Louisville
John M. Poate, Colorado School of Mines
H. Vincent, Poor, Princeton University
Ann Progulske-Fox, University of Florida
Suzie H. Pun, University of Washington
Kaushik Rajashekara, The Univ. of Texas at Dallas
Jahangir S. Rastegar, Stony Brook University
A. Hari Reddi, Univ. of California, Davis
E. Albert Reece, University of Maryland
Kenneth L. Reifsnider, The Univ. of TX at Arlington
Jasper D. Rine, Univ. of California, Berkeley
Ajeet Rohatgi, Georgia Institute of Technology
Stephen D. Russell, SPAWAR
Michael J. Sailor, Univ. of California, San Diego
Bahgat G. Sammakia, Binghamton University
Andrew V. Schally, University of Miami
Paul R. Schimmel, The Scripps Research Institute
Peter G. Schultz, The Scripps Research Institute
Marlan O. Scully, Texas A&M University
Jonathan L. Sessler, The Univ. of Texas at Austin
Mohsen Shahinpour, University of Maine
Benjamin A. Shneiderman, University of Maryland
Marvin J. Slepian, The University of Arizona
Kwok-Fai So, The University of Hong Kong
Richard A. Soref, Univ. of Massachusetts Boston
Pramod K. Srivastava, University of Connecticut
Andrew J. Steckl, University of Cincinnati
Valentino J. Stella, The University of Kansas
Galen D. Stucky, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
Bala Subramaniam, The University of Kansas
R. Michael Tanner, APLU
Guillermo J. Tearney, Harvard University
Stephen Tomlinson, Medical Univ. of South Carolina
James M. Tour, Rice University
Kalliat T. Valsaraj, Louisiana State University
Bert Vogelstein, Johns Hopkins University
Sherry L. Voytik-Harbin, Purdue University
Norman J. Wagner III, University of Delaware
Yong Wang, Washington State University
James A. Wells, Univ. of California, San Francisco
Caroline C. Whitacre, The Ohio State University
Jay F. Whitacre, Carnegie Mellon University
Helena S. Wisniewski, Univ. of Alaska Anchorage
Edward D. Wolf, Cornell University
Paul K. Wright, University of California, Berkeley
James C. Wyant, The University of Arizona
Pan-Chyr Yang, National Taiwan University
Yu-Dong Yao, Stevens Institute of Technology
Martin L. Yarmush, Rutgers University
Jim P. Zheng, Florida State University
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The National Academy of Inventors® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit member organization comprised of U.S. and international universities, and governmental and non-profit research instites, 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.