National Academy of Inventors Elects 170 Fellows to 2014 Class
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National Academy of Inventors announces 2014 NAI Fellows

Academic innovators elected to high honor
TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 16, 2014)—The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named 170 distinguished innovators to NAI Fellow status.

Those named today bring the total number of NAI Fellows to 414, representing more than 150 prestigious research universities and governmental and non-profit research institutions.

Included among all of the 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.  

Collectively, the 414 NAI Fellows hold nearly 14,000 U.S. patents.

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 be providing 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.

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2014 Elected NAI Fellows

Ilhan A. Aksay • Princeton University
Nancy L. Allbritton • UNC at Chapel Hill
Jan P. Allebach • Purdue University
Daniel W. Armstrong • The Univ. of TX at Arlington
Frances H. Arnold • CA Institute of Technology
Kyriacos A. Athanasiou • Univ. of California, Davis
Nadine N. Aubry • Northeastern University
David Baltimore • CA Institute of Technology
Amit Bandyopadhyay • Washington State Univ.
Joseph J. Beaman, Jr. • The Univ. of TX at Austin
James A. Birchler • Univ. of Missouri-Columbia
Donald R. Bobbitt • University of Arkansas
Jeffrey T. Borenstein • Draper Laboratory
H. Kim Bottomly • Wellesley College
Scott A. Brandt • Univ. of CA, Santa Cruz
Steven P. Briggs • Univ. CA, 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 Univ. of NY
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 Univ. 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 • Univ. of CA, San Francisco
Alfred J. Crosby • UMass Amherst
Marcos Dantus • Michigan State University
Huw M.L. Davies • Emory University
Mark R.D. Davies • University of Limerick
Mark E. Dean • The Univ. 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
Jennifer A. Doudna • Univ. of CA, Berkeley
Anatoly Dritschilo • Georgetown University
Robert V. Duncan • Texas Tech University
Russell D. Dupuis • GA Institute of Technology
Victor J. Dzau • Duke University
James H. Eberwine • University of Pennsylvania
Elazer R. Edelman • Mass. Institute of Technology
J. Gary Eden • Univ of IL 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
Stephen R. Forrest • University of Michigan
Michael W. Fountain • University of South Florida

- 2014 Elected Fellows Continued -

Amit Goyal • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Bruce D. Hammock • Univ. of CA, 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 Univ.
Michael E. Jung • Univ. of CA, Los Angeles
Kattesh V. Katti • University of Missouri-Columbia
Jay D. Keasling • Univ. of CA, Berkeley
Behrokh Khoshnevis • Univ. of S. California
Marcia J. Kieliszewski • The Ohio State University
Michael N. Kozicki • Arizona State University
Juan C. Lasheras • Univ. of CA, 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 Inst.
Philip S. Low • Purdue University
Yuri M. Lvov • Louisiana Tech University
Asad M. Madni • Univ. of CA, Los Angeles
Marc J. Madou • Univ. of CA, Irvine
Richard A. Mathies • Univ. of CA, 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 of Engineering
Duane D. Miller • The Univ. of Tenn Health Science
Jan D. Miller • The University of Utah
Sergey B. Mirov • The Univ. of Ala at Birmingham
Jeffrey R. Morgan • Brown University
Brij M. Moudgil • University of Florida
José M.F. Moura • Carnegie Mellon University
Shuji Nakamura • Univ. of CA, Santa Barbara
Jagdish Narayan • North Carolina State University
Shree K. Nayar • Columbia University
Douglas F. Nixon • The George Washington Univ.
Babatunde A. Ogunnaike • University of Delaware
Iwao Ojima • Stony Brook University
Nicholas A. Peppas • The Univ. of Texas at Austin
Michael A. Peshkin • Northwestern University
Victor L. Poirier • University of South Florida
Mark R. Prausnitz • Georgia Tech
Darwin J. Prockop • Texas A&M University
Alain T. Rappaport • IHMC
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 • U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Bärbel M. Rohrer • Medical Univ. of South Carolina
Erkki Ruoslahti • Sanford-Burnham
B. Don Russell, Jr. • Texas A&M University
Ram Sasisekharan • Mass. 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
Said M. Sebti • Moffitt Cancer Center
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 • NJ Institute of Technology
Mark E. Thompson • Univ. of Southern California
Thomas G. Thundat • University of Alberta
Richard B. Timmons • The Univ. of TX 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 Univ. of NJ
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic • Columbia University
Kristiina Vuori • Sanford-Burnham
Kevin M. Walsh • University of Louisville
Christine A. Wang • Mass. 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 • UMass Medical School

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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 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.