Election to National Academy of Inventors Fellow status is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.
Professor Timothy Manning Swager has been selected as one of 175 eminent academic inventors named 2020 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
The NAI was founded in 2010 to recognize and encourage inventors with patents issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, enhance the visibility of academic technology and innovation, encourage the disclosure of intellectual property, educate and mentor innovative students, and translate the inventions of its members to benefit society.
The NAI Fellows Selection Committee chose Swager for induction due to his “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 the welfare of society.”
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.
Swager will be inducted into the Academy at its tenth annual meeting, to be held in June 2021 in Tampa, Florida.
Broadly focused on synthetic, supramolecular, analytical, and materials chemistry, the Swager Group is interested in a spectrum of topics with an emphasis on the synthesis and construction of functional assemblies.