UCF Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors
A Celebration of Innovation!
At the University of Central Florida, we celebrate innovation. We recognize that the discoveries made in our labs today will be the breakthrough solutions of tomorrow. To honor the men and women that are pursuing and sharing these discoveries, we opened a local chapter of the National Academy of Inventors. Through this chapter we also celebrate the leadership who foster and nurture innovation at UCF and within our local community.
What is the NAI?
The National Academy of Inventors is a 501(c)(3) non-profit member organization comprising U.S. and international universities, and governmental and non-profit research institutes, with over 3,000 individual inventor members and Fellows spanning more than 200 institutions and growing rapidly. It was founded in 2010 to recognize and encourage inventors with patents issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 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.
Invited 2018 Inductees
College, Research Center or Company
|Ayman Abouraddy, Ph.D.||Optics and Photonics||N/A|
|Linan An, Ph.D.||Engineering and Computer Science||Materials Science and Engineering|
|Ratna Chakrabarti, Ph.D.||Medicine||Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences|
|Zenghu Chang, Ph.D.||Optics and Photonics||N/A|
|Jason Eichenholz, Ph.D.||Luminar Technologies||N/A|
|Hassan Foroosh, Ph.D.||Engineering and Computer Science||Computer Science|
|Richard Gilson, Ph.D.||Sciences||Psychology|
|Xun Gong, Ph.D.||Engineering and Computer Science||Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|Xiu Fang “Nadine” Guo, Ph.D.||Nanoscience Technology Center||N/A|
|Charles Hughes, Ph.D.||Engineering and Computer Science||Computer Science|
|Jayanta Kapat, Ph.D.||Engineering and Computer Science||Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering|
|Saiful Khondaker, Ph.D.||Sciences||Physics|
|Patrick LiKamWa, Ph.D.||Optics and Photonics||N/A|
|Barbara O’Hara||Medicine||Health Sciences|
|Tom O’Neal||Office of Partnerships and Innovation||N/A|
|Zhihua Qu, Ph.D.||Engineering and Computer Science||Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|Alfons Schulte, Ph.D.||Sciences||Physics|
|Kenneth Stanley, Ph.D.||Engineering and Computer Science||Computer Science|
|Kenneth Teter, Ph.D.||Medicine||Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences|
|Greg Welch, Ph.D.||Nursing||Nursing Practice|
|Mary Williams||National Center for Forensic Science||N/A|
|Cherie Yestrebsky, Ph.D.||Sciences||Chemistry|
|Boris Zeldovich, Ph.D.||Optics and Photonics||N/A|
|Antonis Zervos, Ph.D.||Medicine||Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences|
As a sponsor of the UCF Chapter, you demonstrate support for academic inventors who are leaders in their industries while making connections with others who are involved in the science and technology community. This event provides the opportunity to increase your brand visibility to academic and research institute leaders who are patenting new technologies, creating start-up companies, and managing innovative initiatives. This is a partnership opportunity to connect your services with UCF’s influencers and decision makers. Terms and Conditions
The UCF Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors is open to all members of the university community, including faculty, staff, alumni and affiliates, who have received an issued patent from the USPTO. An annual meeting and recognition ceremony will be held during the academic year and a list of members will be published, in order to enhance networking, recognition, and the opportunity to share your experiences.
We sincerely thank our supporters
President, Issa Batarseh, Ph.D.
President-Elect, Tom O’Neal, Ph.D.
Vice President, Annette Khaled, Ph.D.
Treasurer, Kim Smith
Secretary, Julia Roberts
Members at Large:
Richard Blair, Ph.D.
Aravinda Kar, Ph.D.
Albert Manero, Ph.D.