HONORING THE 2017 FELLOWS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF INVENTORS
(Extensions of Remarks - April 11, 2018)

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[Congressional Record Volume 164, Number 58 (Wednesday, April 11, 2018)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E431-E432]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




     HONORING THE 2017 FELLOWS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF INVENTORS

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                          HON. STENY H. HOYER

                              of maryland

                    in the house of representatives

                       Wednesday, April 11, 2018

  Mr. HOYER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the 155 inventors who 
will soon be inducted as the 2017 Fellows of the National Academy of 
Inventors (NAI). To be named as Fellows, these men and women were 
nominated by their peers and underwent the scrutiny of the NAI 
Selection Committee, having had their innovations deemed as making a 
significant impact on quality of life, economic development, and 
welfare of society. Their induction ceremony here in the nation's 
capital will feature a keynote address by U.S. Commissioner for 
Patents, Andrew Hirshfeld.
  Collectively, this elite group holds nearly 6,000 patents. The 
individuals making up this year's class of Fellows include individuals 
from 124 research universities and non-prof it research institutes 
spanning the United States and the world. The group of Fellows, now 912 
in total, is composed of more than 100 presidents and senior leaders of 
research universities and non-prof it research institutes, 439 members 
of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; 
twenty-eight inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, fifty-
two recipients of the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation 
and U.S. National Medal of Science; twenty-nine Nobel Laureates; 261 
AAAS Fellows; 168 IEEE Fellows; and 142 Fellows of the American Academy 
of Arts & Sciences, among other awards and distinctions. The NAI was 
founded in 2010 to recognize and encourage inventors with patents 
issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark of fice, enhance the 
visibility of academic technology and innovation, encourage the 
disclosure of intellectual

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property, educate and mentor innovative students, and translate the 
inventions of its members to benefit society.
  All Americans are greatly indebted to innovators such as these for 
contributions to our country and the world through their work. I 
commend these individuals, as well as the organizations and taxpayers 
that make their work possible, for all they do to revolutionize the 
world in which we live. I hope attention brought to this round of 
inductions will encourage future generations to strive to meet this 
high honor and continue the spirit of discovery and innovation.
  The 2017 NAI Fellows include:
  Samuel I. Achilefu, Washington University in St. Louis; Dereje 
Agonafer, The University of Texas at Arlington; Mark G. Allen, 
University of Pennsylvania; James P. Allison, The University of Texas 
MD Anderson Cancer Center; Hiroshi Amano, Nagoya University; Richard R. 
Anderson, Massachusetts General Hospital; Leif Andersson, Texas A&M 
University and Uppsala University; J. Roger P. Angel, The University of 
Arizona; Diran Apelian, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Plamen B. 
Atanassov, The University of New Mexico; Craig H. Benson, University of 
Virginia; Cory J. Berkland, The University of Kansas; Vijayakumar 
Bhagavatula, Carnegie Mellon University; David J. Bishop, Boston 
University; Donald L. Bitzer, North Carolina State University; Randy D. 
Blakely, Florida Atlantic University; Helen M. Blau, Stanford 
University; Timothy M. Block, Baruch S. Blumberg Institute; Daniel J. 
Blumenthal, University of California, Santa Barbara; Susmita Bose, 
Washington State University; Steven T. Boyce, University of Cincinnati; 
Edward S. Boyden, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Anthony B. 
Brennan, University of Florida; Carrie L. Byington, Texas A&M 
University; Marvin H. Caruthers, University of Colorado Boulder; Dennis 
S. Charney, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Yang-Tse Cheng, 
University of Kentucky; Yet Ming Chiang, Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology; Joanne Chory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies; Mooi 
Choo Chuah, Lehigh University; David E. Clemmer, Indiana University; 
Geof frey W. Coates, Cornell University; Stanley N. Cohen, Stanford 
University; James E. Crowe Jr., Vanderbilt University Medical Center; 
Pieter Cullis, The University of British Columbia; Mari Dezawa, Tohoku 
University; William L. Ditto, North Carolina State University; Prabir 
K. Dutta, The Ohio State University; Jack A. Elias, Brown University; 
Zhigang Z. Fang, The University of Utah; Tim A. Fischell, Michigan 
State University and Western Michigan University; Paul B. Fisher, 
Virginia Commonwealth University; Edward P. Furlani, University at 
Buffalo, SUNY; Guangping Gao, University of Massachusetts Medical 
School; Suresh V. Garimella, Purdue University; Bruce E. Gnade, 
Southern Methodist University; Lawrence Gold, University of Colorado 
Boulder; Sheila A. Grant, University of Missouri, Columbia; Mark A. 
Griswold, Case Western Reserve University; Horng-Jyh Harn, Hualien Tzu 
Chi Hospital; Robert W. Heath, Jr., The University of Texas at Austin; 
Walter Brown Herbst, Northwestern University; Mark C. Hersam, 
Northwestern University; David M. Holtzman, Washington University in 
St. Louis; Ming Hsieh, University of Southern California; Ian W. 
Hunter, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Mikko Hupa, Abo Akademi 
University; Oliver C. Ibe, University of Massachusetts, Lowell; Eric D. 
Isaacs, The University of Chicago; Subramanian S. Iyer, University of 
California, Los Angeles; Joseph A. Izatt, Duke University; William R. 
Jacobs Jr., Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Rakesh K. Jain, 
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University; Stephen Albert 
Johnston, Arizona State University; Ranu Jung, Florida International 
University; Brian L. Justus, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory; Alexander 
V. Kabanov, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Aravinda 
Kar, University of Central Florida; Kazunori Kataoka, The University of 
Tokyo; Howard E. Katz, Johns Hopkins University; Arie E. Kaufman, Stony 
Brook University, SUNY; Donald B. Keck, University of South Florida; 
Jeffery W. Kelly, The Scripps Research Institute; David V. Kerns Jr., 
Olin College of Engineering; Robert S. Keynton, University of 
Louisville; Dennis K. Killinger, University of South Florida; Kwang J. 
Kim, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Wayne H. Knox, University of 
Rochester; Philip T. Kortum, Rice University; Philip T. Krein, 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; John J. La Scala, U.S. Army 
Research Laboratory; Jonathan J. Langberg, Emory University; Sang Yup 
Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology; Fred C. Lee, 
Virginia Tech; Eric C. Leuthardt, Washington University in St. Louis; 
Nathan S. Lewis, California Institute of Technology; Tsu-Jae King Liu, 
University of California, Berkeley; Chih-Yuan Lu, National Taiwan 
University; Zhenqiang Ma, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Michele 
Marcolongo, Drexel University; Laura Marcu, University of California, 
Davis; R. Kenneth Marcus, Clemson University; Gary S. Margules, Nova 
Southeastern University; Mary Helen McCay, Florida Institute of 
Technology; Kishor C. Mehta, Texas Tech University; Deirdre R. Meldrum, 
Arizona State University; Bhubaneswar Mishra, New York University; 
Gregory Moller, University of Idaho; Clayton Daniel Mote, Jr., 
University of Maryland; Shouleh Nikzad, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; 
John R. Nottingham, Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland 
Clinic; Mariappan P. Paranthaman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; 
Christopher R. Parish, The Australian National University; Peter L.T. 
Pirolli, Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition; Daniel A. 
Portnoy, University of California, Berkeley; Dennis W. Prather, 
University of Delaware; Paul R. Prucnal, Princeton University; Nirmala 
Ramanujam, Duke University; Jennifer L. Rexford, Princeton University; 
Kenner C. Rice, National Institutes of Health; Camillo Ricordi, 
University of Miami; Gabriel Alfonso Rincon-Mora, Georgia Institute of 
Technology; Bruce R. Rosen, Massachusetts General Hospital; Barbara O. 
Rothbaum, Emory University; Jonathan M. Rothberg, Yale University; Max 
F. Rothschild, Iowa State University; Clinton T. Rubin, Stony Brook 
University, SUNY; Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, The University of Texas at 
Austin; Henry Samueli, University of California, Los Angeles and 
University of California, Irvine; Ulrich S. Schubert, Friedrich-
Schiller-University Jena; Paul A. Seib, Kansas State University; 
Terrence J. Sejnowski, Salk Institute for Biological Studies; Mohammad 
Shahidehpour, Illinois Institute of Technology; Yun-Qing Shi, New 
Jersey Institute of Technology; Subhash L. Shinde, University of Notre 
Dame; Richard W. Siegel, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Krishna P. 
Singh, University of Pennsylvania; Hyongsok T. Soh, Stanford 
University; Steven L. Stice, University of Georgia; Steven L. Suib, 
University of Connecticut; Russell H. Taylor, Johns Hopkins University; 
Jeffrey A. Toretsky, Georgetown University; Rocky S. Tuan, University 
of Pittsburgh and The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Robert Vince, 
University of Minnesota; Andrew J. Viterbi, University of Southern 
California; Tuan Vo-Dinh, Duke University; Scott A. Waldman, Thomas 
Jefferson University; Thomas A. Waldmann, National Cancer Institute; 
Peter Walter, University of California, San Francisco; Fei Wang, 
University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Scott C. Weaver, The University of 
Texas Medical Branch; Thomas J. Webster, Northeastern University; Chin-
Long Wey, National Chiao Tung University; Lorne Whitehead, The 
University of British Columbia; Cheryl L. Willman, The University of 
New Mexico; Alan N. Willson, Jr., University of California, Los 
Angeles; Teresa K. Woodruff, Northwestern University; Amy E. Wright, 
Florida Atlantic University; Eli Yablonovitch, University of 
California, Berkeley; Paul Yager, University of Washington; Jackie Y. 
Ying, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology; Bin Yu, SUNY 
Polytechnic Institute; Mona E. Zaghloul, The George Washington 
University; Zeev Zalevsky, Bar-Ilan University; Lynn Zechiedrich, 
Baylor College of Medicine.

  I hope my colleagues will join me in congratulating these new NAI 
Fellows.

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