Three professors elected to the National Academy of Inventors

USC professors Andrea ArmaniSri Narayan, and Cyrus Shahabi have been elected as National Academy of Inventors Fellows, the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors. They join a distinguished class of 175 new inductees and bring USC’s overall total to 21.

Andrea Armani, vice dean of new initiatives at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the Ray R. Irani Chair in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, aims to invent new nanomaterials and optical devices that are applicable in portable disease diagnostics and telecommunications.

Sri Narayan, professor of chemistry at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, investigates, among many things, how to build better batteries and how sunlight and carbon dioxide can efficiently be converted to electricity.

Cyrus Shahabi – the Helen N. and Emmett H. Jones Professor in Engineering and chair of USC Viterbi’s Department of Computer Science — focuses on data management and analysis, specialized in spatial and geospatial data sets.

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2022 IEEE Medal Recipient

University Professor John Brooks Slaughter is the 2022 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Founders Medal Recipient “for leadership and administration significantly advancing inclusion and racial diversity in the engineering profession across government, academic, and nonprofit organizations.” Among the highest, if not the highest, honor from IEEE.

Each year the IEEE Awards Board recommends a select group of recipients to receive IEEE’s most prestigious honors. These are the men and women whose exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions have made a lasting impact on technology, society, and the engineering profession.

Congratulations Dr. John Slaughter! To view the full list of winners, please click here.


Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Official messages and status updates from USC

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