Iglesia and Alivisatos named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

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CBE professor Enrique Iglesia and chemistry’s nanotechnology pioneer Paul Alivisatos were among 175 distinguished academic inventors named fellows in an announcement today by the academy. Both are also faculty scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Alivisatos is a former director of the lab.

Election as an NAI fellow is “a high professional distinction accorded to 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 academy’s announcement.