Sarpeshkar Elected to the National Academy of Inventors

The honor is considered the highest professional distinction for academic inventors.

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Rahul Sarpeshkar, a professor of engineering and the Thomas E. Kurtz Chair in the William H. Neukom Academic Cluster in Computational Science, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

The honor is the highest professional distinction for academic inventors “who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society,” according to the NAI.

Sarpeshkar is a leader in the fields of medical devices and electronics as well as ultra-low power, analog, and bio-inspired design.

“I love the sizzle in the brain created by an invention that solves a problem you have been working on intensely,” Sarpeshkar says. “It’s an honor to be named an NAI fellow along with a distinguished group of fellow inventors all working towards discovering solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges.”