Swaminathan Named NAI Fellow

<p>Madhavan Swaminathan</p>

Madhavan Swaminathan

Madhavan Swaminathan is among 169 renowned and distinguished academic inventors named to the 2022 class of Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Swaminathan is the John Pippin Chair in Microsystems Packaging & Electromagnetics in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) with a joint appointment in the School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), and Director of the 3D Systems Packaging Research Center (PRC) at Georgia Tech.

Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional accolade bestowed to academic inventors who have demonstrated a 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.

Swaminathan is an internationally recognized researcher in microelectronic packaging, an area that is expected to fuel the semiconductor industry over the next decade.

He is the author of more than 550 refereed technical publications and the primary author and co-editor of three books. Swaminathan also holds 31 patents, is the founder and co-founder of two start-up companies (E-System Design and Jacket Micro Devices), and is an IEEE Fellow. Prior to joining Georgia Tech in 1994, he was an engineer at IBM working on packaging for supercomputers. Swaminathan will be leaving Georgia Tech at the end of 2022 to lead the Penn State Department of Electrical Engineering.

In addition to Swaminathan, Georgia Tech researchers Adegboyega Oyelere (associate professor in the School of Chemistry & Biology) and Zhong Lin Wang (Regents' Professor and Hightower Chair Emeritus in the School of Materials Sciences and Engineering) have been named NAI Fellows this year.

The 2022 Fellow class hails from 110 research universities, governmental and non-profit research institutions worldwide. They collectively hold over 5,000 issued U.S. patents. Among the new class of Fellows are members of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine; Fellows of AAAS; and other prestigious organizations; Nobel Laureates; other honors and distinctions as well as senior leadership from universities and research institutions. 

The class will be inducted at the Fellows Induction Ceremony held on July 27, 2023, during the NAI Twelfth Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the 2022 class of NAI Fellows, visit the NAI website.

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