April 15, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 65 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
HONORING THE 148 INVENTORS INDUCTED AS THE 2018 FELLOWS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF INVENTORS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 65
(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] HONORING THE 148 INVENTORS INDUCTED AS THE 2018 FELLOWS OF THE NATIONAL 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 [[Page E466]] 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 society. 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 Technology. 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. ____________________