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Prof Mohseni named to National Academy of Inventors

On December 12, 2023, the National Academy of Inventors announced its 2023 Class of Fellows, comprised of 162 academic inventors. Three of these new fellows are Northwestern faculty members, including CIERA Professor Hooman Mohseni.

Mohseni is AT&T Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McCormick and a professor of physics and astronomy (by courtesy) at Weinberg College. His research focuses on building groundbreaking devices and systems based on quantum physics, microelectronics and novel methods of heterogeneous integration of dissimilar material to create new functionalities. Mohseni is internationally recognized for his research and inventions in the emergent field of nanoscale semiconductor optoelectronic devices.

“I am humbled by this recognition,” Mohseni said. “Pushing the frontiers of science and technology has been more than a personal quest; it has been a means to address challenges and make meaningful contributions, driven by a sincere desire to positively impact the world around me. I am deeply grateful for the privilege of collaborating with outstanding mentors, colleagues and students who have been instrumental in shaping my journey. Working with them has been invaluable in tackling tough challenges. I am eagerly looking forward to our ongoing projects and anticipate exciting new discoveries.”

Mohseni’s research addresses a wide range of applications, including noninvasive biomedical imaging, augmented reality, brain-machine interface, and astronomy. He has been involved in several startups, as co-founder, CEO and CTO. He holds more than 33 U.S. patents and 11 foreign-issued patents and has 51 patents pending. His honors include the W.M. Keck Foundation Award, DARPA Young Faculty Award and the NSF CAREER Award. He has published 275 articles and eight book chapters. Mohseni is a fellow of SPIE and Optica.

NAI fellow status is the highest professional distinction awarded solely to academic inventors. The program recognizes academic inventors who have demonstrated a “spirit of innovation” by creating or facilitating inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and social welfare. The 162 new fellows hail from 118 research universities and governmental and nonprofit research institutions worldwide and collectively hold more than 4,600 issued U.S. patents.

Congratulations, Prof. Mohseni!

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