National Academy of Inventors Announces Election of 2022 Class of Fellows

December 09 14:46 2022
National Academy of Inventors Announces Election of 2022 Class of Fellows
Outstanding inventors associated with academic institutions, non-profit research institutes, and government agencies, who have made significant and innovative contributions in their respective fields, will join the National Academy of Inventors newest group of Fellows.

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) announced today the induction of 169 distinguishedinventors to be NAI Fellows. Election as an Academy Fellow is the highest professionaldistinction awarded to academic inventors. The full list of 2022 Fellows can be found here.

The 2022 Fellow class hails from 110 research universities, governmental and non-profitresearch institutions worldwide. They collectively hold over 5,000 issued U.S. patents. Amongthe new class of Fellows are members of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering andMedicine; Fellows of AAAS; and other prestigious organizations; Nobel Laureates; other honorsand distinctions as well as senior leadership from universities and research institutions. Theirbody of research and entrepreneurship covers a broad range of scientific disciplines involvedwith technology transfer of their inventions for the benefit of society.

“This year’s class of NAI Fellows represents a truly outstanding caliber of inventors. Each ofthese individuals have made significant impact through their work and are highly regarded intheir respective fields,” said Dr. Paul R. Sanberg, FNAI, President of the NAI. “The breadth andscope of their inventions is truly staggering. I am excited to see their creativity continue todefine a new era of science and technology in the global innovation ecosystem.”

The 2022 class of Fellows will be honored and presented their medals at the 12th AnnualMeeting of the National Academy of Inventors on June 27, 2023 in Washington, DC.

About the National Academy of Inventors

The National Academy of Inventors is a member organization comprising U.S. and international universities, and governmental and non-profit research institutes, with over 4,000 individual inventor members and Fellows spanning more than 250 institutions. NAI was founded to recognize and encourage inventors with patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), 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 Academy and the USPTO have enjoyed a collaborative partnership since the founding of NAI. Most recently this has been reflected in their joint mission to expand access to the innovation ecosystem through a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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