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.