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MUSC Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors

In universities across the nation and around the world, great scientists, scholars and educators are teaching the next generation of researchers and inventors.

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) was founded to recognize academic inventors who have received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and to encourage innovative pursuits. The goals are to enhance the visibility of university technology and academic innovation; encourage the disclosure of intellectual property; educate and mentor students; and translate the inventions of its members to benefit society.

The MUSC Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors was established in 2014 to recognize the contributions of scientists and clinicians across all disciplines of our academic community. Each spring, the MUSC Foundation for Research Development (FRD) hosts an induction ceremony to welcome new members into the chapter and celebrate the accomplishments of existing members.

 

Members Inducted in 2021

Ali Alawieh, Jessica Barley, Jonathan Edwards, Zachary Evans, McLeod Frampton Gwynette*, Stephen Kalhorn, Ying Mei, Avtar Singh

 

Chapter Members Inducted Previously

Andrea Abbott, Carl Atkinson, Bashar Badran, Aiping Bai, Theirry Bacro*, G. Hamilton Baker, Sarah Ball*, Craig Beeson**, Alicja Beilawski, Jacek Bielawski, Galina Bogatkevich, Carol Feghali Bostwick, J. Warren Bradley, Ann-Marie Broome, T. Karl Byrne, Micahel Caputo, Sherine Chan, Julie Chao, Lee Chao, C. James Chou, David Cole, Dean M. Connor, Jr., Peter Cotton, Nancy DeMore**, Thomas Dix, Suraj Dixit, Nathan Dolloff, Ryan Downey*, Wuwei "Wayne" Feng*, Bruce Frankel, Sebastiano Gattoni-Celli, Mark George, Amanda Giles*, Gary Gilkeson, Michael Gold, Richard Gross, Dieter Haemmerich, Perry Halushka, Samar Hammad, Joseph Helpern, Stanley Hoffman, Ayad Jaffa , Jens Jensen, Yu-Lin Jiang, Thomas Keane, Teresa Kelechi*, Charles Kellner, Daniel Knapp, Isuru Kumarasinghe, Chan Lam, John Lemasters, Les Lenert*, Anthony Leonard*, Christopher Lindsey, Xiang Liu, Jian Liu, Maria Lopes-Virella, Coleen Martin, Bonnie Martin-Harris*, Harold May, Donald Menick, Anthony Mennito, Thomas Morinelli, Ragan DuBose-Morris*, Omar Moussa, Rupak Mukherjee, Satish Nadig, Stephen Nelson, Danforth Newton, James Norris, Besim Ogretmen, Sachin Patel*, Yuri Peterson, Philip Privitera, Walter Renne, J. Matthew Rhett, Matthew Roberts, Reeder Robinson, Baerbel Rohrer**, Mark Rubinstein, Joseph Ruscito, Barton Sachs, John Schaefer*, Michael Schmidt, Lynn Schnapp, Christian Schwabe, Mark Semler, Beju Shah*, Richard Silver, Cephus Simmons, Sr., Inderjit Singh, Kenneth Spicer, Alex Spiotta, Robert Stroud, Natalie Sutkowski, Zdzislaw Szulc, Stephen Tomlinson**, Elena Tourkina, Frank Treiber*, Thomas Trusk, Nancey Tsai, Jonathan Turner*, Mark H. Van Horn, Gabriel Virella, John Vournakis**, Jompbe Vuthiganon, Dennis Watson, Jerry Webb, Brandon Welch*, Caroline Westwater, Michelle Woodbury*, Patrick Woster, Jennifer Wu, Hai Yao, Michael Yost**, Michael Zile

*Honorary Members

**Fellows of the Academy