NYU-Poly President Katepalli R. Sreenivasan said, "As an NAI Fellow, Kurt Becker takes his place among an august company. We are proud that the organization has recognized, as we do at New York University, that Dr. Becker exemplifies the spirit of innovation and invention. We consider him an enormous credit to the Institute and are grateful for all his work on our behalf."
The 143 innovators elected to NAI Fellow status represent 94 universities and governmental and non-profit research institutes. Together, they hold more than 5,600 U.S. patents. Included in the 2013 class are 26 presidents and senior leadership of research universities and non-profit research institutes, 69 members of the National Academies, five inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, six recipients of the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation, two recipients of the U.S. National Medal of Science, and nine Nobel laureates.
The NAI Fellows will be inducted by Deputy U.S. Commissioner for Patents Andy Faile during the NAI's 3rd Annual Conference on Mar. 7, 2014, in Alexandria, Va., at the headquarters of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Becker is a professor in two NYU-Poly academic departments, Applied Physics and of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He holds master's and doctoral degrees in physics from Germany's Universitaet des Saarl
|SOURCE Polytechnic Institute of New York University|
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