Distinguished Professor Tatsuo Itoh is Elected to the National Academy of Inventors
Distinguished Professor and Northrop Grumman Chair in Microwave
and Millimeter Wave Electronics Tatsuo
Itoh is recently elected to the National Academy of
Inventors in recognition of his exceptional accomplishments in
innovation and invention for the benefit of the society. Election
to the academy is a major professional recognition to an academic
inventor for his or her exemplary and productive vocation in
innovation with a relevant impact to life, society and economic
Professor Itoh heads the UCLA Microwave Electronics Laboratory and investigates theoretical and numerical projects in the area of microwave/millimeter wave active integrated circuits, metamaterials and periodic structures, and electromagnetics. His publications are found to be the most frequently referenced source by electrical/electronic engineers for all years based on the Microsoft Academic Search.
The National Academy of Inventors was established in year 2010 to encourage and honor inventors from the academe and the non-profit research institutes with patents issued from the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office, encourage disclosure of the intellectual property, educate society and the young scientists with the latest innovations and technology, forward the application of the innovations to benefit mankind. For year 2013, NAI has elected 143 inventors to the academy.
To date, UCLA has two of its finest professors honored with this high professional distinction, both of which are members of the electrical engineering department. Prior to Professor Itoh, in 2012, Professor C. Kumar Patel was elected to the National Academy of Inventors and was the recipient of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.