Peyghambarian Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

    Date Posted: 
    Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    Nasser Peyghambarian elected to National Academy of Inventors

    OSC Professor of Optical Sciences and Chair of Photonics and Lasers, Nasser Peyghambarian, has been elected as a 2016 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Election to NAI Fellow status 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.

    "It is a wonderful recognition and tremendous honor to have been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors," says Dr. Peyghambarian. "It has been my privilege to serve the University of Arizona and the community of Tucson for the last 34 years. I look forward to continuing to serve the University of Arizona, where I have had the opportunity to interact with so many talented students, faculty, and staff, and to continue to engage in creating high-tech jobs in our local economy."

    The 2016 Fellows will be inducted on April 6, 2017, as part of the Sixth Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston, MA. U.S. Commissioner for Patents, Andrew H. Hirshfeld will provide the keynote address for the induction ceremony. In honor of their outstanding accomplishments, Fellows will be presented with a special trophy, medal, and rosette pin.

    Nasser joins Professor Emeritus and Founding Dean James C. Wyant (2015), as well as Adjunct Professor Gholam A. Peyman (2013) as an NAI Fellow.

    For more on this incredible honor, see the Tech Launch Arizona article, and for all recipients, see the NAI Fellows website.