National Academy of Inventors


UC Davis Honorees

Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors are elected for development and licensing of innovative tools for widespread applicability, and for their positive impact on the quality of life. More>>

Kyriacos Athanasiou

Kyriacos Athanasiou

Kyriacos Athanasiou, Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering with an appointment in Orthopaedic Surgery, was elected for his contributions to the understanding of the healing processes of cartilage and the development of improved methods for tissue regeneration. 


Simon Cherry

Simon R. Cherry

Simon Cherry, Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology, is an innovator in the design and application of non-invasive medical imaging technologies for molecular diagnostics and therapeutics, including the invention of microPET technology and the first hybrid PET/MRI system.  


Bruce Hammock

Bruce D. Hammock

A Distinguished Professor in the Department of Entomology and member of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Bruce Hammock is director of the NIEHS Superfund Research Program, and PI of the NIH Biotechnology Training Program. He was elected for multidisciplinary work in medicine, agriculture and analytical chemistry. 


Saif Islam

M. Saif Islam

A professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, M. Saif Islam addresses the long-standing issues of interfacing and interconnecting one-dimensional semiconductor nanowires with devices, sensors and circuit elements, and employing processes compatible with mass-manufacturing.  


Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi

Linda P.B. Katehi

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Women's Studies, Dr. Katehi was elected a charter fellow of the National Academy of Inventors in 2010. Katehi made novel contributions to now-ubiquitous circuitry found in cellular, radar and antenna technology. 


A. Hari Reddi

A. Hari Reddi

A. Hari Reddi, Distinguished Professor of Orthopedics, the Lawrence J. Ellison Chair in Molecular Biology, and Director of the Center for Tissue Regeneration and Repair and the Ellison Musculoskeletal Research Center at UC Davis, discovered Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMPs) and related phenomena, revolutionizing medical practice in this area of orthopedic medicine. 


Jerry Woodall

Jerry M. Woodall

Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a 2001 National Medal of Technology laureate, Woodall is chiefly known for his development of the high-efficiency red LEDs used in remote control and data-link applications such as TV sets and IR LAN, and the super-bright LEDs used in CD players and short link optical fiber communications.