Professor Ali Hajimiri of Caltech has been named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). According to the NAI press release, “Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and welfare of society.”
Professor Hajimiri has 82 issued U.S. Patents and several dozen more pending. He has also been issued many International Patents for his inventions.
The NAI Fellows were inducted on 15 April 2016, as part of the Fifth Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). USPTO Commissioner for Patents Andrew Hirshfeld provided the keynote address for the induction ceremony. In honor of his outstanding accomplishments, Hajimiri was presented with a special trophy, medal, and rosette pin.