Founded in 2010, the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) recognizes and encourages inventors with U.S. issued patents, enhances the visibility of academic technology and innovation, promotes the disclosure of intellectual property, educates and mentors students, and assists member institutions in translating innovation to benefit society. N.C. State is a member institution. The NAI Fellows program is the highest professional distinction conferred solely to academic inventors. NAI Fellows are nominated by their peers for outstanding contributions to innovation through patents, licensing, discovery and technology, significant impact to society, and support and enhancement of innovation.

Election Year, Name

2016 – Dr. Frances S. Ligler

2016 – Dr. Ruben G. Carbonell

2016 – Dr. B. Jayant Baliga

2014 – Dr. Jagdish Narayan

2014 – Dr. Nancy Allbritton

2013 – Dr. Joseph M. DeSimone

2013 – Dr. Jerome J. Cuomo

2013 – Dr. David Aspnes