Missouri University of Science and Technology has been named a charter member of the National Academy of Inventors, an organization that promotes research and innovation among research universities.
In addition, Dr. K. Krishnamurthy, vice provost for research at Missouri S&T, will serve on the editorial board of NAI’s journal, “Technology and Innovation – Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors.”
Founded in 2010, the NAI represents more than 2,000 individual inventor members and fellows from more than 100 U.S. and international universities and research institutes. The organization was founded to recognize and encourage inventors with patents issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, promote academic technology and innovation, encourage the disclosure of intellectual property, educate and mentor students, and promote the benefits of its member institutions’ inventions.
Missouri S&T was one of five new members accepted into the NAI on Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2013). The others were Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J., Southern Research Institute in Birmingham, Ala., Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, N.Y., and the University of Limerick in Limerick, Ireland.