New Jersey Inventors
Hall Of Fame

2013 Award Winners

Trustees Award

Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.
An exemplary model for inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs throughout a successful career as a theoretical physicist at Bell Laboratories, a physics professor at Rutgers University, the Chairwoman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and as the President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Nobel Laureate Inductee

Philip Anderson, Ph.D.
Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1977 for elucidating the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems, which allowed for the development of electronic switching and memory devices in computers. He also made monumental contributions in condensed matter physics.

Inductees into the NJ Inventors Hall of Fame

Adel A. Ahmed, Ph.D.
Pioneer work in bipolar integrated circuit design and worldwide use of the Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) integrated circuit.

Sander G. Mills, Ph.D.
Discoveries in cancer research and most notably the substance Aprepitant, which has had worldwide impact in patient compliance/tolerance for chemotherapy and other cancer treatments.

Leo Schenker, Ph.D.
Patented inventions and discoveries related to touch tone dialing and its immense impact in the public switch telephone network (PSTN).

C. Frank Wheatley, Jr.
Hallmark career of innovations related to power semiconductor devices and integrated circuits and most notably the Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT).

Inventor of the Year Award

Joseph Giovannoli
Innovations and discoveries revolutionizing automated reverse auction systems and markets.

Ximing Guo, Ph.D. & Standish K. Allen Jr., Ph.D.
Inventions and discoveries related to the methods for chromosome set manipulations revolutionizing oyster/shellfish industry worldwide.

Richard Mammone, Ph.D.
Patented inventions related to speaker verification and recognition technologies.

Nicholi Vorsa, Ph.D.
Scientific research and monumental contributions to disease-resistant cranberries and the cranberry industry.

Innovators Award

Treena L. Arinzeh, Ph.D.
Renowned research and inventions utilizing biomaterials and regenerative medicines for orthopaedic and neural disorders.

Scott C. Kachlany, Ph.D.
Renowned research in discovering new agents in the treatment of leukemias.

Roberto Rojas-Cessa, Ph.D.
Renowned research in the areas of broadband and high-speed networks and a wide range of computer communication technology applications.

Antonio Valdevit, Ph.D.
Renowned innovations related to spinal research and new medical devices for treatments thereof.

Jenny Zilberberg, Ph.D.
Research related to multiple myeloma cancers and ex vivo method to determine effectiveness of personalized treatment strategies.

Advancement of Invention Award

Beatrice Hicks, D.Sc. (Hon)
Inventions and discoveries related to gas density sensors and their market use and applications worldwide, and for promoting women in the field of engineering.

Yu-Dong Yao, Ph.D.
Innovations and technology advancements in the field of satellite communications, CDMA radio link protocols and their use in multiple networks, along with being an esteemed professor at Stevens Institute.

Corporate Award

Celgene Corporation
Research and Entrepreneurial Leadership: develop, manufacture and sell drug therapies for cancer and inflammatory disorders.

Special Award

Barry H. Katz, M.D.
Advanced technology and stabilization devices for use in athletic shoe/sneakers.

Graduate Student Award

Xuening Chen, Ph.D.
Research related to biomimetic bone tissue engineering and regenerative medicines.

Chun-Hao Lo, Ph.D.
Research related to alleviating solar energy congestion and distribution grids via smart metering communications.

Khondaker Salehin, Ph.D.
Patents related to advancing schemes for measurements of Internet performance parameters.

Wenting Zhang
Research related to multiple myeloma cancers and ex vivo method to determine effectiveness of personalized treatment strategies.