Howard Katz Elected as Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Howard E. Katz, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and member of the Institute for NanoBioTechnology, has been elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Status as a NAI Fellow is a prestigious distinction bestowed on academic inventors who have created or facilitated outstanding inventions that have made a difference to people and to society.

Katz, who started his career as a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Chemistry at the Krieger School. He is a former chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Howard’s impressive body of work comprises research in areas ranging from organic semi-conductors and organic electronics for chemical sensing to thermoelectric polymer blends, with applications ranging from organic and printed electronics to health care.

Katz will be formally inducted as a Fellow at the NAI’s 7th Annual Conference in April in Washington, D.C.

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