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Former UNM Professor Ravi Jain selected as National Academy of Inventors Fellow

December 9, 2022 - By Carly Bowling

The term “inventor” may bring to mind images of gears and light bulbs, but modern inventions look a little different. Picture lasers, chemical detection and the tools that help build your smartphone.

Ravi Jain, a former University of New Mexico electrical and computer engineering professor of nearly 30 years, has been named a 2022 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. He is one of 169 academic inventors selected this year.

Election as an NAI Fellow is among the highest professional distinctions awarded in academic invention. The program highlights those who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in the creation of inventions with tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.

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