The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) named Fraser Stoddart a fellow of the 2019 class of academic inventors on Tuesday December 3rd. Election to NAI fellow status is the highest professional distinction awarded solely to academic inventors. The program highlights 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.
Fraser was joined by fellow Northwestern University professor Guillermo Ameer among the 2019 NAI fellow class. Guillermo and Fraser are among 167 new fellows in the 2019 class, which represents 136 research universities and governmental and non-profit research institutes worldwide. The 2019 fellow class collectively holds more than 3,500 U.S.-issued patents.
This year’s fellows will be inducted Friday, April 10 at the NAI’s ninth annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.