Dec. 13, 2017
43 Members of National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Elected to 2017 Class of National Academy of Inventors Fellows

WASHINGTON – Members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine represent 43 of the 155 academic inventors elected to the 2017 class of National Academy of Inventors Fellows announced yesterday, including National Academy of Engineering President C. D. Mote, Jr. With the election of the 2017 class, 439 of the total 912 NAI Fellows are members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

According to the National Academy of Inventors, “election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional accolade bestowed to academic inventors who have demonstrated a 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.”

Newly elected NAI Fellows from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are:
James P. Allison (NAS/NAM), University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Hiroshi Amano (NAE), Nagoya University
Leif Andersson (NAS), Texas A&M University and Uppsala University
J. Roger P. Angel (NAS), University of Arizona
Diran Apelian (NAE), Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Craig H. Benson (NAE), University of Virginia
Donald L. Bitzer (NAE), North Carolina State University
Helen M. Blau (NAS/NAM), Stanford University
Carrie L. Byington (NAM), Texas A&M University
Marvin H. Caruthers (NAS), University of Colorado, Boulder
Dennis S. Charney (NAM), Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine
Yet Ming Chiang (NAE), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Joanne Chory (NAS), Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Geoffrey W. Coates (NAS), Cornell University
Stanley N. Cohen (NAS/NAM), Stanford University
James E. Crowe, Jr. (NAM), Vanderbilt University
Jack A. Elias (NAM), Brown University
Larry Gold (NAS), University of Colorado, Boulder
David M. Holtzman (NAM), Washington University, St. Louis
Ming Hsieh (NAE), University of Southern California
William R. Jacobs, Jr. (NAS), Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rakesh K. Jain (NAS/NAE/NAM), Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University
Kazunori Kataoka (NAE), University of Tokyo
Donald B. Keck (NAE), University of South Florida
Philip T. Krein (NAE), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Fred C. Lee (NAE), Virginia Tech
Sang Yup Lee (NAS/NAE), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Tsu-Jae King Liu (NAE), University of California, Berkeley
Kishor C. Mehta (NAE), Texas Tech University
Clayton Daniel Mote, Jr. (NAE), University of Maryland
Daniel A. Portnoy (NAS), University of California, Berkeley
Jennifer L. Rexford (NAE), Princeton University
Bruce R. Rosen (NAM), Massachusetts General Hospital
Jonathan M. Rothberg (NAE), Yale University
Henry Samueli (NAE), University of California, Irvine
Terrence J. Sejnowski (NAS/NAE/NAM), Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Mohammad Shahidehpour (NAE), Illinois Institute of Technology
Krishna P. Singh (NAE), University of Pennsylvania
Andrew J. Viterbi (NAS/NAE), University of Southern California
Thomas A. Waldmann (NAS/NAM), National Cancer Institute
Peter Walter (NAS), University of California, San Francisco
Alan N. Willson, Jr. (NAE), University of California, Los Angeles
Eli Yablonovitch (NAS/NAE), University of California, Berkeley

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