Owen A. O’Connor M.D., Ph.D.:
In recognition of his world-renown contributions, to medical research, leadership, and dedicated service to society.
INDUCTEES INTO THE NJ INVENTORS HALL OF FAME
Yann LeCun, Ph.D.:
Lifetime technical achievements in the field of image and speech recognition and advent of Convolution Neural Networks (CNNs).
Salvatore Salamone, Ph.D.:
Luminary discoveries and contributions in the fields of oncology research, therapeutic diagnostics, health care and medical device services.
Howard Fidel: M.B.A.:
Research developments culminating in numerous biomedical device patents and revolutionizing medical ultrasound industry.
Donald Landry, M.D., Ph.D.:
Recognition as a world-renowned chemist with multiple patented technologies traversing field of medicine from cardiovascular biology to cancer research and treatments.
INVENTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Boris Volodin, Ph.D.:
Invention enabling solid-state laser illuminators for digital cinema enhancing brightness of colors and 3D effects.
Polymer developments enabling patent of adhesion promoters necessary in packaging of materials and inks.
Fernando Muzzio, Ph.D.:
Lynch pin inventions for advanced products and processes for pharmaceutical, Chemical and petrochemical industries.
Rodney Rothstein, Ph.D.:
Pioneer research and patents to recombinational editing of genomes to identify genome stability.
Puneet Sharma, Ph.D.:
Patented research on model of heart and aorta demonstrating patient specific parameters for clinical decisions.
Annmarie Sabb, Ph.D.:
Patented research and leadership of multidisciplinary teams in the areas of Alzheimer's Disease, neuropathic pain therapeutics and brain disorders.
Atam Dhawan, Ph.D.:
Patented research related to methods and apparatus for protecting Multi-Level Security Systems (MLS) without compromising user needs and sensitive data.
Manfred Bitter, Ph.D.:
Innovative research in the fields of EUV (extreme ultra-violet) lithography critical for the manufacturing of next generation integrated circuits.
Groundbreaking innovations in the field of nuclear materials research solving worldwide shortage of a radioactive element Technetium-99m (Tc-99m) used in variety of healthcare and medical diagnostic applications.
Paola Leone, Ph.D.:
Innovative research developing a delivery system for gene therapy and degenerative neurologic conditions.
Rummana Aslam, M.D.:
Innovative and patent pending research related to compositions and methods for treating chronic wounds.
David Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D. & Sujatha Iyengar, Ph.D.:
Innovative research related to the use of Telmisartan, a novel treatment for numerous inflammatory and cancerous conditions.
Hongjun Wang, Ph.D.:
Innovative / patented research of advanced materials and methods for tissue regeneration related to dental and synthetic tissue applications.
Narayan Ganesan, Ph.D. & Sujatha Koduvayur Parthasarthy, Ph.D.:
Innovative research related to methods of efficiently assessing viability of potential drugs targets / diagnostics utilizing Sobol sensitivity index.
ADVANCEMENT OF INVENTION & PROCESS AWARD
Mukundan Iyengar, Ph.D.:
Innovative Stevens faculty successfully advancing numerous undergraduate student team inventions / innovations to commercialization.
Edison Innovation Foundation:
John P. Keegan, President- Recognition of Foundation’s continuous support and implementation of programs boosting STEM education.
Thomas Edison Historical Park:
Storied lab of Thomas Edison that continues to inspire and educate visitors of all ages about the invention process.
SITE/Student Inventions through Ed. EIRC/Ed. Info. & Resource Center:
Mary Moyer - Recognition for EIRC and SITE's contributions to fostering innovation programs in New Jersey K-12 education curriculums.
The Enterprise Development Center (EDC) An NJIT Organization:
Jerry Creighton, Executive Director The Enterprise Development Center (EDC), an NJIT Organization, for its successful launch of 90 innovative high-tech businesses/companies spanning multiple industries in the state of New Jersey.
GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD
Research related to 3D Printed Trans-modular Scaffold for Bone Regeneration.
Research related to Dual Modulus Scaffold Designs for Segmental Bone Replacement.
Research and patented work relating to the field of bioaerosol sampling of airborne biological particles.
Eman Mahmoodi, Ph.D.:
Patented research entitled Cognitive Cloud Off loader: Real time Method for Joint Scheduling-Offloading Computations in Multi-RAT enabled Mobile Devices.
Patented research related to Wearable Graphene Sensors.
Spearheading research efforts to use biomimetic nanofibers for generation of TESGs (Tissue-Engineered Skin Grafts).
Research related to development on in-vitro 3D breast tumor model in microfluidic systems.
Yuan Gu, Ph.D.:
Patent entitled, “Environmentally Friendly Inkjet-Printable Lithium Battery Cathode Formulations, Methods and Devices. “
Naga A. Musunuri:
Research / commercial efforts related to developing new inexpensive and scalable spectroscopy methods for detection of adverse particles in a multitude of environments.
Ralph W. Selitto Jr.:
In recognition of his distinguished contributions, dedication, service, support and leadership.