UTA Membership

UTA Members of the National Academy of Inventors

UTA boasts 11 NAI senior members and 19 fellows, the most of all institutions in Texas. The NAI fellows program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society. NAI fellowship is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.

In 2020, UTA innovators and inventors were granted 23 patents, contributing to the University of Texas System’s overall No. 4 ranking in the list of Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents for that year.

Chapter Executive Committee

  • Dr. Pranesh Aswath, president
  • Dr. Florence Haseltine, vice president
  • Dr. James Grover, secretary
  • Dr. Wei Chen, treasurer
  • Members at-large: Dr. Dereje Agonafer, Dr. Vistasp Karbhari, Dr. Gabriela Wilson
 Members
Ashfaq Adnan, PhD | College of Engineering Profile
Dereje Agonafer, PhD | College of Engineering | NAI Fellow Profile 
George Alexandrakis, PhD | College of Engineering Profile
Daniel Armstrong, PhD | College of Science | NAI Fellow Profile
Pranesh Aswath, PhD | College of Engineering | NAI Senior Member Profile
Khosrow Behbehani, PhD | College of Engineering | NAI Fellow Profile 
Joseph Boll, PhD | College of Science Profile
Alan Bowling, PhD | College of Engineering Profile
Marilee Bresciani Ludvik, PhD | College of Education Profile
Colin Cameron, PhD | College of Science Profile 
Carolyn Cason, PhD | College of Nursing and Health Innovation | NAI Fellow      -
Animesh Chakravarthy, PhD | College of Engineering Profile
Wei Chen, PhD | College of Science | NAI Senior Member Profile
Saiful M. Chowdhury, PhD | College of Science Profile
Shawn Christensen, PhD | College of Science Profile
James Coleman, PhD | College of Science | NAI Fellow Profile
Herbert Corley, PhD | College of Engineering     -
Gautam Das, PhD | College of Engineering Profile 
Ali Davoudi, PhD | College of Engineering Profile
Duane Dimos, PhD | College of Engineering | NAI Fellow      -
Raul Fernandez, PhD | College of Engineering Profile
Holloway (Holly) H. Frost, Jr. | NAI Fellow     - 
Florence Haseltine, PhD | College of Nursing and Health Innovation | NAI Fellow  Profile 
Yi Hong, PhD | College of Engineering | NAI Senior Member Profile
Haiying Huang, PhD | College of Engineering | NAI Senior Member Profile 
Junzhou Huang, PhD | College of Engineering Profile
David Hunn, PhD | College of Engineering | NAI Fellow      - 
Kate Hyun, PhD | College of Engineering Profile 
Justyn Jaworski, PhD | College of Engineering  Profile 
Farhad Kamangar, PhD | College of Engineering  Profile 
Vistasp Karbhari, PhD | College of Engineering | NAI Fellow Profile 
Daejong Kim, PhD | College of Engineering  Profile 
Dukhyun Kim, PhD | College of Engineering Profile 
Choong-Un Kim, PhD | College of Engineering  Profile 
Young-tae Kim, PhD | College of Engineering  Profile 
Un-Jung Kim, PhD | College of Science  Profile
Wiley Kirk, PhD | College of Engineering  Profile 
George Kondraske, PhD | College of Engineering | NAI Fellow Profile 
Maria Konsta Gdoutos, PhD | College of Engineering Profile 
Christopher Kribs, PhD | College of Science, College of Education  Profile 
Erika La Plante, PhD | College of Engineering  Profile 
Wei-Jen Lee, PhD | College of Engineering  Profile 
Frank Lewis, PhD | College of Engineering | NAI Fellow Profile 
Chengkai Li, PhD | College of Engineering  Profile 
Jun Liao, PhD | College of Engineering  Profile 
Teik C. Lim, PhD | College of Engineering | NAI Fellow  Profile 
Hanli Liu, PhD | College of Engineering | NAI Senior Member Profile 
Jason Losh, PhD | College of Engineering  Profile 
Frank Lu, PhD | College of Engineering  Profile 
Frederick MacDonnell, PhD | College of Science  Profile 
Luca Maddalena, PhD | College of Engineering  Profile 
Robert Magnusson, PhD | College of Engineering | NAI Fellow Profile 
Subhrangsu Mandal, PhD | College of Science  Profile 
Sherri McFarland, PhD | College of Science  Profile 
Christopher McMurrough, PhD | College of Engineering  Profile 
Lalit Mestha, PhD | College of Engineering | NAI Fellow      - 
Hyejin Moon, PhD | College of Engineering  Profile 
Kytai Nguyen, PhD | College of Engineering | NAI Senior Member Profile 
Seiichi Nimura, PhD | College of Engineering  Profile 
David Nygren, PhD | College of Science | NAI Fellow  Profile 
Zui Pan, PhD | College of Nursing and Health Innovation | NAI Senior Member Profile 
Chenyun Pan, PhD | College of Engineering  Profile 
Rassel Raihan, PhD | College of Engineering  Profile 
Kenneth Reifsnider, PhD | College of Engineering | NAI Fellow Profile 
Howard Russell, PhD | College of Engineering  Profile 
Surendra Shah, PhD | College of Engineering | NAI Fellow Profile 
Panayiotis Shiakolas, PhD | College of Engineering  Profile 
Subhash Singhal, PhD | College of Engineering  Profile 
Liping Tang, PhD | College of Engineering  Profile 
Harry F. Tibbals, PhD | College of Engineering  Profile 
Richard Timmons, PhD | College of Science | NAI Fellow      -
Venu Varanasi, PhD | College of Nursing and Health Innovation  Profile 
Roger Walker, PhD | College of Engineering      - 
Yan Wan, PhD | College of Engineering  Profile 
Jon Weidanz, PhD | College of Nursing and Health Innovation | NAI Senior Member Profile 
Muthu Wijesundara, PhD | College of Engineering | NAI Senior Member Profile 
Gabriela Wilson, PhD | College of Nursing and Health Innovation | NAI Senior Member  Profile 
Robert Woods, PhD | College of Engineering | NAI Senior Member  Profile 
Yan Xiao, PhD | College of Nursing and Health Innovation  Profile 
Kyungsuk Yum, PhD | College of Engineering  Profile 
Weidong Zhou, PhD | College of Engineering  Profile