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Frank Lewis among four inducted as fellows of National Academy of Inventors

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The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) claimed four more UT Arlington faculty members and administrators for its newest group of fellows.

The inductees are Frank Lewis, electrical engineering professor and a University Distinguished Scholar Professor; Carolyn Cason, nursing professor and vice president for research; Ronald Elsenbaumer, chemistry and biochemistry professor and provost and vice president for academic affairs; and UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari, professor of civil engineering and of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

They join colleagues Khosrow Behbehani, Nai Yuen Chen, George Kondraske, and Robert Magnusson, who were inducted in the 2012 inaugural class.

“UT Arlington has a tremendous set of accomplished faculty who are internationally recognized in their fields of research,” Dr. Karbhari says. “My colleagues are distinguished not only by their patents and discoveries, but by their dedication to sharing innovation with the global community and enabling the translation of fundamental research into practical applications.”

Dr. Lewis is an expert in feedback control systems, cooperative multi-agent systems, neural networks for control, and related fields. Dr. Cason has worked to increase innovation and diversity in the health care workforce throughout her career and holds a patent for a cardiopulmonary resuscitation sensor that has been commercialized.

Dr. Elsenbaumer is considered an early leader in the field of electronically conducting polymers, while Karbhari’s research on composite materials has applications in infrastructure rehabilitation, crash-energy management, and biomedical materials.

NAI fellowships are awarded to academic pioneers who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating inventions that benefit society.


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