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Three UCF Inventors Honored for Making a Difference


Leonid GlebovShin-Tson WuM.J. Soileau
From UCF Today December 18:
Three University of Central Florida professors who specialize in optics have been honored for their high spirit of innovation, which they have transformed into inventions that have made a difference in everyday life.

The National Academy of Inventors named Leonid B. Glebov, Shin-Tson Wu and M.J. Soileau as charter fellows for 2012. All three have turned discoveries in the lab into inventions that have helped the development of things from lasers to iPhones.

They were selected because they “have demonstrated a highly prolific 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,” according to the national organization.

Included in the NAI charter class of 98 are eight Nobel laureates, two Fellows of the Royal Society, 12 presidents of research universities and non-profit research institutes, 50 members of the National Academies (National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine), 11 inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, three recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, four recipients of the National Medal of Science, and 29 AAAS Fellows, among other major awards and distinctions. more...

Posted Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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