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On October 21, a trio of UAB School of Engineering faculty members were among the 16 inductees into the inaugural class of the UAB Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Haibin Ning, Ph.D., Selvum “Brian” Pillay, Ph.D., and Dean Sicking, Ph.D., were inducted during the Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s yearly Innovation Awards ceremony.

The NAI is a member organization comprising U.S. and international universities and governmental and nonprofit research institutes, with more than 4,000 individual inventor members and Fellows spanning more than 250 institutions worldwide.

Inductees in the UAB chapter typically are named inventors on at least three U.S. Patents.

Sicking, who recently retired from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was one of three UAB inductees who were already NAI Fellows with the national organization prior to the formation of a UAB chapter earlier this year.

For a complete list of inductees, as well as more information on the Innovation Awards, click here.