Four FIU College of Engineering and Computing professors are among 83 academic inventors named to the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) 2022 class of Senior Members.  Bilal El-Zahab, Vadym Drozd, Stavros Georgakopoulos and Chunlei Wang are now considered among the world’s best emerging academic inventors, according to the NAI.

NAI Senior Members are active faculty, scientists, and administrators from NAI Member Institutions who have demonstrated remarkable innovation, producing technologies that have brought or aspire to bring real impact on the welfare of society. They also have growing success in patents, licensing, and commercialization.

“Every one of these researchers has significantly nurtured FIU’s innovative culture, inspiring hundreds of engineering students who will be the leaders of tomorrow,” said FIU Interim President Kenneth A. Jessell. “Their pioneering research and inventions are having an impact well beyond our university in communities, governments and the private sector.”

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