College of Engineering researchers inducted into the National Academy of Inventors

Writer: Emilee Cantrell

The NMSU Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors inducted 15 College of Engineering patent holders, six of whom hold two, on Oct. 3 at the Stan Fulton Athletic Center.

NAI inductees

New Mexico State University administrators join faculty members and staff at the induction ceremony Oct. 3 of the newly formed NMSU chapter of the National Academy of Inventors. The group includes NMSU personnel who have achieved one or more patents. They include, from left, Jeffrey Beasley, Jeffrey Arterburn, A.B. Donaldson, C. Brad Shuster, Vice President for Research Vimal Chaitanya, Joel Diemer, Zohrab Samani, President Garrey Carruthers, Gregory Cooper, Sukumar Brahma, Deva Borah, Executive Vice President and Provost Dan Howard, Jaime Ramirez-Angulo, Phillip DeLeon, Shuguang Deng. Glenn Kuehn, Ou Ma, Nagamany Nirmalakhandan and Geoffrey Smith. (NMSU photo by Darrell J. Pehr)

The inductees have developed innovative technologies that impact society positively.  There were a total of 21 NMSU faculty and staff members who were the first to be inducted into the NMSU chapter of NAI.

“We are proud to recognize, for the first time, those who have achieved at least one patent for their invention and to emphasize how important it is to the university,” NMSU Vice President for Research Vimal Chaitanya said. “We also wanted to take this opportunity to launch the NMSU chapter of NAI.”

The College of Engineering inductees were:

  • Jeffrey Beasley, department head, engineering technology and surveying engineering
  • Jaime Ramirez-Angulo, professor, electrical and computer engineering
  • Deva Borah, professor, electrical and computer engineering
  • Phillip De Leon, professor, electrical and computer engineering
  • Wesley Eaton, engineer, Manufacturing-Technology Engineering Center
  • Ryan Herbon, engineer, Manufacturing-Technology Engineering Center
  • Sukumar Brahma, associate professor, electrical and computer engineering
  • A.B. Donaldson, professor, mechanical and aerospace engineering
  • N. Khandan, professor, civil engineering
  • Shuguang Deng, professor, chemical engineering
  • Ou Ma, professor, mechanical and aerospace engineering
  • Ken Ruble, mechanical engineer, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Carlos E. Ortega, mechanical engineer, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Zohrab Samani, professor, civil engineering
  • Mark R. DeYong, alumnus, electrical engineering

The National Academy of Inventors was established in 2010 to honor academic invention, recognize and encourage inventors, enhance the visibility of university technology and innovation, encourage the disclosure of intellectual property, educate and mentor innovative students, and translate the inventions of its members to benefit society.


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