The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has unveiled its 2023 Class of Fellows, featuring 162 academic inventors including our very own, Dr. Arumugam Manthiram, a professor in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering and Texas Material Institute at the University of Texas at Austin.

He is being recognized for the highest honor exclusively for inventors, this year's class showcases a commitment to diversity with 33% representing underrepresented innovators. Hailing from 35 U.S. states and 10 countries, the geographic diversity underscores NAI's belief in the universality of great innovators.

Dr. Paul R. Sanberg, NAI President, commended the Fellows for their significant contributions to science and society, emphasizing their role in driving advancements across disciplines. The formal induction ceremony is slated for the 2024 Annual Conference in North Carolina's Research Triangle.

The 2023 Fellows, comprising individuals from 118 global research institutions, boast an impressive portfolio of over 4,600 issued U.S. patents. The cohort includes two Nobel Laureates, three National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees, and 22 members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Since its inception in 2012, the NAI Fellows program has grown to include 1,898 researchers with over 63,000 U.S. patents and 13,000 licensed technologies. Celebrated for their societal and economic impact, NAI Fellows have generated $3 trillion in revenue and created one million jobs.

The 2023 Fellows will be honored at the NAI 13th Annual Meeting on June 18, 2024, in Raleigh, North Carolina, where a senior official from the United States Patent and Trademark Office will present them with medals.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Manthiram on this achievement!