Prof. Stephen Chou, has been elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, Chou's research focuses on nanotechnology – the technologies for, and fabrication of, devices measured in nanometers (billionths of meters).
He is best known for his invention nanoimprint lithography, which uses a nanometer-scale mold to create patterns on computer chips and other nano-scale devises. The technique allows for the efficient economically-viable use of nanotechnology in devices and manufacutring.
The National Academy of Inventors was founded in 2010 to recognize inventors holding patents within the US Patent office. Fellows are elected in recogniition of "outstanding contributions to innovation in areas such as patents and licensing, innovative discovery and technology, significant impact on society and support and enhancement of innovation". The induction ceremony will take place at the academy's third annual conference in March 2014. For the full story please click here.