The honor is considered the highest professional distinction for academic inventors.
, published by Thayer School of Engineering.
, a professor of engineering and the Thomas E. Kurtz Chair in the William H. Neukom Academic Cluster in Computational Science, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
The honor is the highest professional distinction for 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,” according to the NAI.
Sarpeshkar is a leader in the fields of medical devices and electronics as well as ultra-low power, analog, and bio-inspired design.
“I love the sizzle in the brain created by an invention that solves a problem you have been working on intensely,” Sarpeshkar says. “It’s an honor to be named an NAI fellow along with a distinguished group of fellow inventors all working towards discovering solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges.”