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Two OSU Faculty Named to the National Academy of Inventors 2020 Class of Fellows

Posted: December 8, 2020

Two faculty members from OSU’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences have been named to the 2020 Class of Fellows for the National Academy of Inventors (NAI)Monica Giusti, PhD, Professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology and Judit Puskas, PhD, Professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineeringwill be honored at the Fellows Induction Ceremony on June 7-9, 2021 in Tampa, Florida.

The NAI Fellows Program was established to highlight 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. Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.

The NAI Fellow program has 1,228 Fellows worldwide representing more than 250 prestigious universities and governmental and non-profit research institutes. Collectively, the Fellows hold more than 38,000 issued U.S. patents, which have generated over 13,000 licensed technologies, 2,300 companies and created more than 19.5 million jobs. In addition, over $2.2 trillion in revenue has been generated based on NAI Fellow discoveries.

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