Four University of Texas at Arlington faculty members and senior administrators have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.
They are Frank Lewis, electrical engineering professor and a University Distinguished Scholar Professor; Carolyn Cason, a nursing professor and vice president for research; Ron Elsenbaumer, professor of chemistry and biochemistry and provost and vice president for academic affairs; and UT Arlington President Vistasp M. Karbhari, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and of civil and environmental engineering.
Last year, the organization inducted UT Arlington College of Engineering faculty members Khosrow Behbehani, Nai Yuen Chen, George Kondraske and Robert Magnusson among its charter fellows.
Karbhari said the NAI honors exemplify the creativity, scientific and technological expertise at UT Arlington.
"The University of Texas at Arlington has a tremendous set of accomplished faculty who are internationally recognized in their fields of research," Karbhari said. "My colleagues are distinguished not only by their patents and discoveries, but by their dedication to sharing innovation with the global community and enabling the translation of fundamental research into practical applications for the benefit of humankind."
Election to NAI Fellow status is awarded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society, according to the organization.
Lewis is also the Moncrief-O'Donnell Endowed Chair Professor at the UT Arlington Research Institute. He is an expert in the areas of feedback control systems, intelligent control, cooperative multi-agent systems, neural networks for control, discrete event systems, wireless sensor networks, robotics, nonlinear process control, optimal and robust control and
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