|NAI Elects New Class of Fellows|
The National Academy of Inventors is proud to announce that 168 prolific academic innovators from across the world have been elected to NAI Fellow status.
The 2019 Fellows represent 135 research universities and governmental and non-profit research institutes worldwide and collectively hold over 3,500 issued U.S. patents. Among the 2019 Fellows are six recipients of the U.S. National Medal of Technology & Innovation or U.S. National Medal of Science and four Nobel Laureates, as well as other honors and distinctions. Their collective body of research covers a range of scientific disciplines including neurobehavioral sciences, horticulture, photonics and nanomedicine.
With the election of the 2019 class, there are now 1,228 NAI Fellows worldwide, representing more than 250 prestigious universities and governmental and non-profit research institutes. Collectively, the 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.
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. The breadth and scope of their discoveries are truly staggering. I’m excited not only see their work continue, but also to see their knowledge influence a whole new era of science, technology, and innovation worldwide.– Paul R. Sanberg, President of the NAI