Lee Chow Inducted into NAI


Lee Chow, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Central Florida, was recently inducted into the university’s chapter of the National Academy of Inventors.

Chow is one of 29 researchers at UCF inducted into the university’s new chapter of the National Academy of Inventors. Chow and colleagues were honored at a gala on Monday, November 7, 2016.

Chow received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Clark University in 1981. He was a postdoc at Chapel Hill, UNC for three years before joining the physics department at UCF in 1983. Chow has secured 12 U.S. issued patents while at UCF.

“I am honored to be inducted as inaugural member of UCF’s chapter of the National Academy of Inventors,” Chow said.  “I am excited that our efforts in research and innovation can contribute to the economic development of our community.”

The NAI membership has more than 200 institutional organizations that encourage and support their faculty, staff and students to create innovative and groundbreaking technologies.

UCF has routinely ranked among the top universities in the country for the strength of its patents. Together, the inaugural class holds 541 of the 925 patents the university has claimed since 1989.

Founded in 2010, the NAI is a non-profit organization with more than 3,000 members. The NAI seeks to recognize and encourage inventors with U.S. patents, enhance the visibility of academic technology and innovation, encourage the disclosure of intellectual property, educate and mentor innovative students, and translate its members’ inventions to benefit society.

View all of the UCF faculty inducted into the National Academy of Inventors. 

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