Dr. Wonbong Choi elected to the rank of National Academy of Inventor (NAI) Fellow

The National Academy of Inventors is a member organization comprising U.S. and international universities, and governmental and non-profit research institutes, with over 4,000 individual inventor members and Fellows spanning more than 250 institutions worldwide. It was founded in 2010 to recognize and encourage inventors with patents issued from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), enhance the visibility of academic technology and innovation, encourage the disclosure of intellectual property, educate, and mentor innovative students, and translate the inventions of its members to benefit society. The NAI has a close partnership with the USPTO and is one of three honorific organizations, along with the National Medals and National Inventors Hall of Fame, working closely with the USPTO on many discovery and innovation support initiatives.

Dr.Wonbong Choi elected to the rank of National Academy of Inventor (NAI) Fellow.

"This year's class of NAI fellows represents a truly outstanding caliber of innovators. Each of these individuals has made significant impact through their work and is highly regarded in their respective fields," said Paul R. Sanberg, fellow and president of the NAI. "The breadth and scope of their inventions is truly staggering. I am excited to see their creativity continue to define a new era of science and technology in the global innovation ecosystem." 

To date, NAI fellows hold more than 58,000 issued U.S. patents, which have generated over 13,000 licensed technologies and companies and created more than one million jobs. In addition, more than $3 trillion in revenue has been generated based on NAI fellow discoveries.