(Extensions of Remarks - April 15, 2019)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E465-E466]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                          ACADEMY OF INVENTORS


                         HON. MICHAEL T. McCAUL

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                         Monday, April 15, 2019

  Mr. McCAUL. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor the 148 inventors 
who will soon be inducted as the 2018 Fellows of the National Academy 
of Inventors (NAI) in an induction ceremony in Houston, TX that will 
feature a keynote address by U.S. Commissioner for Patents Andrew 
Hirshfeld. In order to be named Fellow, these men and women were 
nominated by their peers and have undergone the scrutiny of the NAI 
Advisory and Selection Committees, 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 4,000 patents. The 
individuals making up this year's class of Fellows include individuals 
from 125 research universities and non-profit research institutes 
spanning the United States and the world. The now 1060-member group of 
Fellows is composed of more than 100 presidents and senior leaders of 
research universities and non-profit research institutes, nearly 500 
members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and 
Medicine; 30 inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, 57 
recipients of the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation

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and U.S. National Medal of Science, over 30 Nobel Laureates, over 300 
AAAS Fellows, 200 IEEE Fellows, and 164 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 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 
  We are greatly indebted to innovators such as these for contributions 
to society through their inventions. I commend these individuals, and 
the organizations and taxpayers 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 2018 NAI Fellows include:

       Seth Y. Ablordeppey, Florida A&M University; Rafi Ahmed, 
     Emory University; Pulickel M. Ajayan, Rice University; Rodney 
     C. Alferness, University of California, Santa Barbara; Emad 
     S. Alnemri, Thomas Jefferson University; Hal S. Alper, The 
     University of Texas at Austin; Evelina Angov, Walter Reed 
     Army Institute of Research; Bernard P. Arulanandam, The 
     University of Texas at San Antonio; Stephen F. Badylak, 
     University of Pittsburgh; Harrison H. Barrett, The University 
     of Arizona; Mark A. Barteau, Texas A&M University; Jacqueline 
     K. Barton, California Institute of Technology; Susan J. 
     Baserga, Yale University; Rashid Bashir, University of 
     Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Frank S. Bates, University of 
     Minnesota; J. Michael Bishop, University of California, San 
     Francisco; Elizabeth H. Blackburn, University of California, 
     San Francisco; Sylvia M. Blankenship, North Carolina State 
     University; Robert E. Burrell, University of Alberta; Ahmed 
     A. Busnaina, Northeastern University.
       Yihai Cao, Karolinska Institute; Federico Capasso, Harvard 
     University; Ni-Bin Chang, University of Central Florida; 
     Constance J. Chang-Hasnain, University of California, 
     Berkeley; Russell R. Chianelli, The University of Texas at El 
     Paso; Young I. Cho, Drexel University; Sang H. Choi, NASA 
     Langley Research Center; Chih-Chang Chu, Cornell University; 
     Walter G. Copan, National Institute of Standards and 
     Technology; Mark S. Cushman, Purdue University; Karl A. 
     Deisseroth, Stanford University; Calum J. Drummond, RMIT 
     University; Lawrence T. Drzal, Michigan State University; 
     Igor R. Efimov, The George Washington University; Hesham M. 
     El Gamal, The Ohio State University; Mary K. Estes, Baylor 
     College of Medicine; Omid C. Farokhzad, Harvard Medical 
     School; Mauro Ferrari, Houston Methodist Hospital/Cornell 
     Medical College; Alan S. Finkel, Monash University/ 
     Australia's Chief Scientist; Jessica Fridrich, Binghamton 
     University; Elaine V. Fuchs, The Rockefeller University.
       Judy L. Genshaft, University of South Florida; Durham 
     Kenimer Giles, University of California, Davis; George T. 
     Gillies, University of Virginia; Jay R. Goldberg, Marquette 
     University; Jeffrey I. Gordon, Washington University in St. 
     Louis; Craig J. Gotsman, New Jersey Institute of Technology; 
     Linda G. Griffith, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 
     John L. Hall, University of Colorado Boulder; Tayyaba Hasan, 
     Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School; Gary 
     M. Hieftje, Indiana University; M. Cynthia Hipwell, Texas A&M 
     University; Dean Ho, National University of Singapore; Peter 
     Hfj, The University of Queensland; Robert A. Holton, Florida 
     State University; Susan Band Horwitz, Albert Einstein College 
     of Medicine; Matthew A. Howard, Ill, University of Iowa; Alex 
     Qin Huang, The University of Texas at Austin; Shu-Yuen Ron 
     Hui, The University of Hong Kong/Imperial College London; 
     Bahram Javidi, University of Connecticut; Quanxi Jia, 
     University at Buffalo, The State University of New York; 
     Hongxing Jiang, Texas Tech University.
       Jingyue Ju, Columbia University; Kenneth Kaushansky, Stony 
     Brook University; Pradeep K. Khosla, University of 
     California, San Diego; Robert P. Kimberly, The University of 
     Alabama at Birmingham; Joseph W. Kloepper, Auburn University; 
     Thomas L. Koch, The University of Arizona; Philip G. Koehler, 
     University of Florida Jindrich Kopecek, The University of 
     Utah; Sally Kornbluth, Duke University; William J. Koros, 
     Georgia Institute of Technology; Adrian R. Krainer, Cold 
     Spring Harbor Laboratory; Tei-Wei Kuo, National Taiwan 
     University; Joshua LaBaer, Arizona State University; Roger A. 
     Laine, Louisiana State University and A&M College; Edmond J. 
     LaVoie, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Abraham 
     P. Lee, University of California, Irvine; Anna M. Leese de 
     Escobar, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific; Warren J. Leonard, 
     National Institutes of Health; Johannes Lercher, Technical 
     University of Munich/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
       Teik C. Lim, The University of Texas at Arlington; Craig W. 
     Lindsley, Vanderbilt University; Elizabeth G. Loboa, 
     University of Missouri; Ted L. Maddess, Australian National 
     University; Elizabeth M. McNally, Northwestern University; 
     Muriel Medard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ellis 
     Meng, University of Southern California; Joachim Messing, 
     Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Lalit K. Mestha, 
     The University of Texas at Arlington; Lyle R. Middendorf, 
     University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Shaker A. Mousa, Albany 
     College of Pharmacy and Health Science; William P. Murphy, 
     Jr., Florida International University; William L. Murphy, 
     University of Wisconsin-Madison; Prakash Nagarkatti, 
     University of South Carolina; Nathan Newman, Arizona State 
     University; Bert W. O'Malley, Baylor College of Medicine; 
     Aydogan Ozcan, University of California, Los Angeles; 
     Muthukumaran Packirisamy, Concordia University; Drew M. 
     Pardoll, Johns Hopkins University; Roderic I. Pettigrew, 
     Texas A&M University; Apparao M. Rao, Clemson University.
       Theodore S. Rappaport, New York University; L. Rafael Reif, 
     Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Joshua Rokach, Florida 
     Institute of Technology; Yoram Rudy, Washington University in 
     St. Louis; Wheeler Ruml, University of New Hampshire; Thomas 
     P. Russell, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Jagannathan 
     Sarangapani, Missouri University of Science and Technology; 
     Vinod Sarin, Boston University; Rahul Sarpeshkar, Dartmouth 
     College; Steven J. Sasson, University of South Florida; 
     Christine E. Schmidt, University of Florida; Zheng John Shen, 
     Illinois Institute of Technology; Thomas E. Shenk, Princeton 
     University; Mark B. Shiflett, The University of Kansas; 
     Michael L. Simpson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory/The 
     University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Koji Sode, The University 
     of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Costas M. Soukoulis, Iowa 
     State University; John W. Spirk, Cleveland Clinic; Gary 
     Stacey, University of Missouri; F. William Studier, 
     Brookhaven National Laboratory; Samuel I. Stupp, Northwestern 
     University; Koduvayur P. Subbalakshmi, Stevens Institute of 
       Bruce A. Sullenger, Duke University; Xiuzhi S. Sun, Kansas 
     State University; Jing Sun, University of Michigan; Yu Sun, 
     University of Toronto; Wanchun Tang, Virginia Commonwealth 
     University; Susan S. Taylor, University of California, San 
     Diego; Bhavani Thuraisingham, The University of Texas at 
     Dallas; David A. Tirrell, California Institute of Technology; 
     Don M. Tucker, University of Oregon; Jeffrey S. Vitter, The 
     University of Mississippi; Israel E. Wachs, Lehigh 
     University; Albert Wang, University of California, Riverside; 
     Michael S. Waterman, University of Southern California; Alan 
     W. Weimer, University of Colorado Boulder; Louis M. Weiner, 
     Georgetown University; Robert G. Wilhelm, University of 
     Nebraska, Lincoln; Yushan Yan, University of Delaware; Jian 
     Yang, The Pennsylvania State University; Eui-Hyeok Yang, 
     Stevens Institute of Technology; Mark H. Yim, University of 
     Pennsylvania; Michael J. Yost, Medical University of South 
     Carolina; James M. Zavislan, University of Rochester; Ruiwen 
     Zhang, University of Houston; Huda Y. Zoghbi, Baylor College 
     of Medicine.