The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has elected two Washington University in St. Louis faculty members to its 2022 cohort of fellows: Guy Genin, PhD, the Harold and Kathleen Faught Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering, and Farshid Guilak, PhD, the Mildred B. Simon Research Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the School of Medicine.
Election as an NAI Fellow is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors. Fellows are chosen because they “have demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development and welfare of society.”
Genin and Guilak join 16 other Washington University faculty members who have been named fellows since the program began in 2012.
Collectively, NAI Fellows hold more than 58,000 issued U.S. patents, which have generated more than 13,000 licensed technologies. The 2022 fellow class will be officially inducted at the National Academy of Inventors meeting in June in Washington, D.C.