On December 11, the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) named 148 renowned academic inventors to NAI Fellow status. The 2018 class of Fellows represent 125 research universities and governmental and non-profit research institutes worldwide and are named inventors on nearly 4,000 issued US patents. To date, there are over 1,000 NAI Fellows who have generated more than 11,000 licensed technologies and companies, created more than 1.4 million jobs, and generated over $190 billion in revenue.
Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.
We are very pleased and proud to announce that the three South Carolina faculty who have been named NAI Fellows are all associated with SC EPSCoR and/or MADE in SC. The new NAI Fellows from South Carolina are: