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Esther Sans Takeuchi Wins European Inventor Award for Her Compact Batterie

sans takeEsther Sans Takeuchi has won the 2018 European Inventor Award in the category “Non-EPO countries.” The European Patent Office (EPO) announced the winners of its 2018 innovation prize at a ceremony in Paris on June 7. Out of four US scientists nominated for the award, she is the only American to bring home Europe’s most prestigious prize of innovation. (Read more).


Dr. Arie Kaufman and Clinton Rubin Elected 2018 NAI Fellows

Arie Kaufman, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, and Clinton Rubin, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University have been elected as Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

According to the NAI, election as an NAI Fellow is a high honor bestowed upon academic innovators and inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions and innovations that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. Professors Kaufman and Rubin will be inducted as NAI Fellows during its 2018 national meeting in Washington, DC, on April 5. (read more).

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SBU Chapter of NAI

 Message from the President

from 2018 Annual Meeting (read more)


Mission Statement

The Stony Brook University Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI-SBU) has been established (i) to recognize the contributions of academic inventors across all disciplines in the Stony Brook University community, (ii) enhance the visibility of university technology and academic innovation, (iii) encourage the disclosure of intellectual property, (iv) educate and mentor innovative students, and (v) translate the inventions of its members to benefit society.

Action Plan

  • Young Academic Inventor’s Awards
  • Nominations of NAI Fellow candidates
  • Symposiums, Lectures and Workshops
  • Networking of Researchers for New Academic Inventions
  • Induction of new members at the Annual Chapter Meeting


NAI-SB Events

SBU Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors Annual Meeting, Induction and Award Ceremony

Tuesday May 1, 2018 (read more)


SBU Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors Inaugural Induction Ceremony

Monday April 11, 2016 (read more)






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