HONORING THE 168 INVENTORS INDUCTED AS THE 2015 FELLOWS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF INVENTORS; Congressional Record Vol. 162, No. 30
(Extensions of Remarks - February 25, 2016)

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HONORING THE 168 INVENTORS INDUCTED AS THE 2015 FELLOWS OF THE NATIONAL 
                          ACADEMY OF INVENTORS

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                          HON. DAVID W. JOLLY

                               of florida

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, February 25, 2016

  Mr. JOLLY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the 168 inventors who 
will soon be recognized at the United States Patent and Trademark 
Office and inducted as the 2015 Fellows of the National Academy of 
Inventors (NAI) in an induction ceremony that will feature a keynote 
address by U.S. Commissioner for Patents Andrew Hirshfeld. In order to 
be named as a Fellow, these men and women were nominated by their peers 
and have undergone the scrutiny of the NAI Selection Committee, having 
had their innovations deemed as making significant impact on quality of 
life, economic development, and welfare of society. Collectively, this 
elite group holds nearly 5,400 patents.
  The individuals making up this year's class of Fellows include 
individuals from 109 research universities and non-profit research 
institutes spanning the United States and the world. The now 582-member 
group of Fellows is composed of more than 80 presidents and senior 
leadership of research universities and non-profit research institutes, 
310 members of the other National Academies, 27 inductees of the 
National Inventors Hall of Fame, 36 recipients of the U.S. National 
Medal of Technology and Innovation and the U.S. National Medal of 
Science, 27 Nobel Laureates, 14 Lemelson-MIT prize recipients, and 170 
AAAS Fellows, among other awards and distinctions.
  The NAI was founded in 2010 by Paul R. Sanberg at the University of 
South Florida. Its mission is to recognize and encourage inventors with 
patents issued from the United States 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.
  We are greatly indebted to innovators such as these for contributions 
to society through their inventions. I commend these individuals, and 
the organizations that support them, for the work they do to 
revolutionize the world we live in. As the following inventors are 
inducted, may it encourage future generations to strive to meet this 
high honor and continue the spirit of discovery and innovation.
  The 2015 NAI Fellows include; C. Mauli Agrawal, The University 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 Institute 
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, Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology; Stephen J. Benkovic, The Pennsylvania State 
University; Shekhar Bhansali, Florida International University; 
Sangeeta N. Bhatia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; J. Douglas 
Birdwell, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Kenneth J. Blank, 
Rowan University; Dale L. Boger, The Scripps Research Institute.
  Charles A. Bouman, Purdue University; John E. Bowers, University of 
California, Santa Barbara; Gary L. Bowlin, University of Memphis; C. 
Jeffrey Brinker, The University of New Mexico; Emery N. Brown, 
Massachusetts 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, National Chiao Tung University; Shu Chien, University 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, Institute for Human and Machine Cognition; 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 Institute; Roy Curtiss 
III, University of Florida; P. Daniel Dapkus, University of Southern 
California; John G. Daugman, University of Cambridge; Mark E. Davis, 
California Institute of Technology; Robert C. Dean, Jr., Dartmouth

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College; Atam P. Dhawan, New Jersey Institute of Technology; Duane B. 
Dimos, The University 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. Frechet, King Abdullah University of Science and 
Technology; Richard H. Frenkiel, Rutgers, The State University of New 
Jersey; Sanjiv S. Gambhir, Stanford University; 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, The State University of New York; Ali Hajimiri, California 
Institute of Technology; Naomi J. Halas, Rice University; Andrew D. 
Hamilton, New York University; Wayne W. Hanna, University of Georgia; 
Florence P. Haseltine, National Institutes of Health; Charlotte A.E. 
Hauser, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology; Craig J. 
Hawker, University 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, American Association for the 
Advancement of Science; H. Robert Horvitz, Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology; Chenming C. Hu, University of California, Berkeley; Leon D. 
Iasemidis, Louisiana Tech University; Mir Imran, University of 
Pittsburgh; Donald E. Ingber, Harvard University; Chennupati Jagadish, 
The Australian National University.
  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 University; Donald W. Landry, Columbia University; Se-Jin 
Lee, Johns Hopkins University; Sunggyu Lee, Ohio University; Robert J. 
Lefkowitz, Duke University; G. Douglas Letson, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer & 
Research Institute; Jennifer A. Lewis, Harvard University; Guifang Li, 
University of Central Florida; James C. Liao, University of California, 
Los Angeles; John S. Lollar III, Emory University; Anthony M. Lowman, 
Rowan University; Rodney S. Markin, University 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 University of Texas at Austin; Umesh K. Mishra, University of 
California, Santa Barbara; Somenath Mitra, New Jersey Institute 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 University of Texas at Arlington; Richard M. Osgood, Jr., 
Columbia University; Alyssa Panitch, Purdue University; H. Anne 
Pereira, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; 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 University of Texas at Dallas; Jahangir S. Rastegar, 
Stony Brook University.
  A. Hari Reddi, University of California, Davis; E. Albert Reece, 
University of Maryland; Kenneth L. Reifsnider, The University of Texas 
at Arlington; Jasper D. Rine, University of California, Berkeley; Ajeet 
Rohatgi, Georgia Institute of Technology; Stephen D. Russell, Space and 
Naval Warfare Systems Command; Michael J. Sailor, University 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; 
Marian O. Scully, Texas A&M University; Jonathan L. Sessler, The 
University of Texas at Austin; Mohsen Shahinpoor, University of Maine; 
Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland; Marvin J. Slepian, The 
University of Arizona; Kwok-Fai So, The University of Hong Kong; 
Richard A. Soref, University 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, 
University of California, Santa Barbara; Bala Subramaniam, The 
University of Kansas; R. Michael Tanner, Association of Public and 
Land-grant Universities; Guillermo J. Tearney, Harvard University; 
Stephen Tomlinson, Medical University of South Carolina; James M. Tour, 
Rice University; Kalliat T. Valsaraj, Louisiana State University; Bert 
Vogelstein, Johns Hopkins University; Sherry L. Harbin, Purdue 
University; Norman J. Wagner III, University of Delaware; Yong Wang, 
Washington State University; James A. Wells, University of California, 
San Francisco; Caroline C. Whitacre, The Ohio State University; Jay F. 
Whitacre, Carnegie Mellon University; Helena S. Wisniewski, University 
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, 
The State University of New Jersey; and Jianping Zheng, Florida State 
University.

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