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Three From Duke Named to National Academy of Inventors

Becker, Gersbach and Grill recognized for innovative breakthroughs

Duke chemist Matthew L. Becker and biomedical engineers Charles Gersbach and Warren M. Grill have been elected Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) class of 2022. They are among 169 distinguished new fellows this year and join 20 other Duke faculty who have been recognized by the 12-year-old organization since 2014.

Matthew L. Becker is the Hugo L. Blomquist Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science and Biomedical Engineering.

Charles Gersbach is the John W. Strohbehn Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Associate Professor of Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Cell Biology.

Warren M. Grill is the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Neurobiology, Neurosurgery and Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) is a professional organization that was founded in 2010 to recognize and promote the contributions of inventors to society. The NAI is made up of over 4,000 members, including leading academic inventors from around the world, who have been recognized for their contributions to technology, innovation and creativity.