Academy News: Member Highlights



NAI members have had an impressive start to 2018.

Recent rankings from the Times Higher Education named six NAI Member Institutions among the top universities in Asia. NAI Fellows have been nationally recognized, awarded esteemed prizes, and achieved research breakthroughs. Local NAI Chapters are expanding and developing their inventor networks. Read below for these exciting stories and more.

Times Higher Education Asia Universities Rankings 2018

Congratulations to the six NAI Member Institutions ranked among the top institutions in Asia:

China Medical University (#72)
City University of Hong Kong (#14)
National Taiwan University (#26)
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (#20)
Sungkyunkwan University (#13)
Taipei Media University (#83)

Steven Chu Named
NAI Fellow, Nobel laureate, and former Energy Secretary Steven Chu has been chosen as president-elect of the American Association for the Advancement of Science… Learn More

2018 NAS Awards
NAI Fellows Jennifer A. Doudna (UC Berkeley) and James P. Allison (MD Anderson Cancer Center) were each recognized with an award from the National Academy of Sciences… Learn More

Marvin Caruthers Inducted Into NIHF
NAI Fellow Marvin Caruthers (University of Colorado-Boulder) has been named to the 2018 Class of Inductees in the National Inventors Hall of Fame… Learn More

The University of Arkansas Chapter of the NAI will hold an event on February 28, 2018 and induct four new members.
The University of Kentucky Chapter of the NAI will launch on March 27, 2018 and induct their inaugural chapter members.
The Georgetown University Chapter of the NAI will hold a panel discussion, “Development and Support of Inventor Entrepreneurship in Academia,” on April 3, 2018.
This event is open to the public. To attend, RSVP to Jeremy Alexander at (202) 687-7424 or [email protected].

2017 NAI Fellows featured in Science

The 2017 NAI Fellows are highlighted in the above advertisement in the February 9 issue of Science. Congratulations to the newest class of renowned academic inventors and the 124 institutions represented among the 2017 Fellows, including more than 95 NAI Member Institutions!

Reserve your Hotel Room at the NAI Conference Rate





The National Academy of Inventors is a 501(c)(3) non-profit member organization comprising U.S. and international universities, and governmental and non-profit research institutes, with over 4,000 individual inventor members and Fellows spanning more than 250 institutions. It was founded in 2010 to recognize and encourage inventors with patents issued from the U.S. 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.