Dec.20, 2016, Cork, Ireland.
Nabeel A. Riza, Chair Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, School of Engineering, University College Cork, Ireland to be inducted into the United States National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for his high impact inventions. Regarding Professor Riza, the NAI President states: “The NAI Fellows Selection Committee has chosen you for induction as you have demonstrated a highly 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. Congratulations on this great achievement and recognition as a truly prolific academic inventor.” The NAI selection committee included the Commissioner of US Patents and Trademarks Office (USPTO), inductees of the US National Inventors Hall of Fame, members of the US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, the US Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology, and the former CEO of Lockheed-Martin Corporation. Current NAI members include 27 Nobel Laureates, 27 inductees of the US National Inventors Hall of Fame, 36 recipients of the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation and U.S. National Medal of Science, and 310 members of the US National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. The induction ceremony with keynote address by the US Commissioner for Patents, and sponsors including Harvard University, MIT, and The Lemelson Foundation, is being held April 2017 at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, USA.