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SBU Chapter of National Academy of Inventors Inducts 15 New Members

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The Stony Brook Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI-SBU) recently inducted 12 new members and 3 honorary members to the Academy. The newly inducted academic inventors have held patents issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office. With this 15 new members NAI-SBU now has 103 NAI members, including 12 NAI fellows. 

Nai sbu logoNew NAI inductees are usually honored at a ceremony during the NAI-SBU’s Annual Meeting held at the Charles B. Wang Center in May. However, this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting has been postponed until next year.

This year’s new inductees are from various departments, including, Anesthesiology, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Materials Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology and Pharmacological Sciences. Welcome to the community of Academic Inventors!

2020 NAI New Inductees

Galina BotchkinaResearch Associate Professor, Department of Pathology


Carol CarterProfessor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology


Samir DasProfessor and Chair, Department of Computer Science


Michael FrohmanDistinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacological Sciences

Qiaode GeProfessor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Xianfeng GuAssociate Professor, Department of Computer Science

Prashant JhaDepartment of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering

Joseph MarinoPostdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Computer Science

Srinivas PentyalaProfessor, Department of Anesthesiology

Helmut StreyAssociate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Erez ZadokProfessor, Department of Computer Science

Wei ZhuProfessor and Deputy Chair, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Honorary Inductees

Peter DonnellyAssociate Vice President for Technology Partnerships, Office of Economic Development

John GallagherAttorney, The Farrell Law Firm, PC

Brian VolkAttorney, The Law Office of Brian R. Volk, Esq. PLLC  

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