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Yoshiaki Sato, KAATSU International University Sir Yoshiaki Sato, M.D., Ph.D., is the inventor of KAATSU Physiology of Medicine who discovered and patented blood flow restricted exercise. The Knight Commander of the Ecumenical Medical Humanitarian Order of Saint John Jerusalem has spent his career developing KAATSU equipment and exercise protocols in fitness and medical applications. He founded KAATSU Japan in Tokyo and the KAATSU Medical Institute and the KAATSU Research Foundation in Boston. He has co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications and been granted 47 patents covering KAATSU. He is a Medical Officer, Doctor of Medicine of the World Health Organization, a Special Advisor of the Green Cross, the Chancellor of the KAATSU International University in Sri Lanka, and the Manager of the KAATSU Center at the Research Institute of Sports Science of the State General Administration of Sports and the KAATSU Medical Center at Jilin University, China-Japan Union Hospital in China.

Martin Schadt, Nanjing University Martin Schadt, Ph.D., is a Swiss physicist and pioneer in liquid crystal displays, materials and optical alignment of LC-molecules. He is co-inventor of the first organic light emitting diode (OLED). After invention of the twisted nematic-effect at Roche Ltd., Basel, which became the basis for today’s field-effect LCD technology, he headed the interdisciplinary LC-research division of Roche and was the first CEO of Rolic Ltd., a spin-off from his research division. He received the NAE Charles Stark Draper Prize, the European Inventor Award for Lifetime Achievement and the IEEE Jun-Ichi Nishizawa Medal, among others. He is a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and SID and honorary professor of the Universities of Nanjing and Sichuan. He holds more than 119 U.S. and 166 EU patents and has published 185 papers in leading scientific journals.

Vern L. Schramm, Yeshiva University Vern L. Schramm, Ph.D., studied chemistry, microbiology, nutrition and enzymatic mechanisms at South Dakota State University, Harvard and the Australian National University. He began his independent research career at Temple University School of Medicine, and is now Professor and Chair of Biochemistry in the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Schramm has developed the use of kinetic isotope effects and computational chemistry to understand enzymatic transition states. Knowledge of the transition-state permits the design and synthesis of powerful inhibitors. Two of the inhibitors designed by the Schramm laboratory have entered clinical trials and others are in earlier stages of development. Schramm has received many honors, including the Merit Research Award from the NIH, election as a Fellow of the AAAS, Rudi Lemberg Award (Australian Academy of Science) and the Repligen Award from the Biological Chemistry Division of the ACS. In 2007 he was elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences.

Sudipta Seal, University of Central Florida Sudipta Seal, Ph.D., is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Medicine and Director of Nanoscience Technology Center and Advanced Materials Processing Analysis Center at University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. He has made significant contributions and invention in the field of nano-oxide materials processing and applications. He is University Distinguished Professor and Pegasus Professor and the recipient of the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award. He has published more than 350 journal articles/book chapters/ books and been awarded 38 patents licensed to companies. His research focuses on novel nanoparticle development and nonmanufacturing targeted to functional coatings, nanoenergetics and regenerative nano-medicine. Key patents relate to cerium oxide nanoparticles and their novel biomedical applications. He is a fellow of the American Society of Materials, American Vacuum Society, AAAS, and Institute of Nanotechnology (UK).

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2013 NAI Fellows Commemorative Book  

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named 143 innovators to NAI Fellow status, representing 94 prestigious research universities and...

2013 NAI Fellows Commemorative Book  

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named 143 innovators to NAI Fellow status, representing 94 prestigious research universities and...

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