Texas Tech University

Professors Selected as Senior Members of the National Academy of Inventors

By: Amanda Bowman 

prien and fan
Left, Prien; right, Fan

Texas Tech University's Zhaoyang Fan, a professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering in the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering, and Samuel Prien, a professor in the Department of Animal & Food Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, were named two of 66 academic inventors elected to the National Academy of Inventors' (NAI) inaugural class of Senior Members on Feb. 11.

NAI Senior Members are active faculty, scientists and administrators from NAI member institutions with success in patents, licensing and commercialization. They have produced technologies that have brought, or aspire to bring, real impact on the welfare of society.