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Dr. Grainger Named Fellow of the NAI

Dr. David Grainger Named as Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

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David W. Grainger, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics, Ole and Marty Jensen Endowed Chair, and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the organization announced.

A recognized expert in biomaterials chemistry and medical device innovation, Grainger’s research has contributed to applications in diverse fields, including drug delivery, medical implants, diagnostic devices, and new cell therapies. His seven patents, to date, have been translated into multiple commercial products. Dr. Grainger says in response, ‘Together with my teaching and mentoring the next generation of student creators, thinkers, and inventors, translating technology to practical utility and adoption is highly rewarding.’

Since its inception in 2012, the NAI Fellows program has grown to include 1,898 exceptional researchers and innovators who hold more than 63,000 U.S. patents and 13,000 licensed technologies. NAI Fellows are known for the societal and economic impact of their inventions, contributing to major advancements in science and consumer technologies. Their innovations have generated more than $3 trillion in revenue and generated 1 million jobs.  

The 2023 class of Fellows will be honored and presented with their medals at the NAI 13th Annual Meeting on June 18th, 2024, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

In addition to the National Academy of Inventors, Dr. Grainger is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Society for Biomaterials, the International Union of the Societies of Biomaterials Science and Engineering, and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.”

Julie Kiefer, Evan Lerner, John and Marcia Price. (2023, December 12). Two U Innovators Selected as National Academy of Inventors Fellows. University of Utah: U Health