The inventor of the Segway and a co-inventor of know-how that revolutionized modern-day computing are among the many seven latest inductees within the Florida Inventors Corridor of Fame.
The 2021 class additionally consists of an engineering professor at College of South Florida who has pioneered advances to decontaminate water and develop biomedical options for acute illnesses.
All the inventors have a connection to Florida and have tackled difficult conditions utilizing world-changing innovation, mentioned Paul Sanberg, chair of the advisory board for the Florida Inventors Corridor of Fame. The group, situated at USF Analysis Park in Tampa, acknowledges and commends Florida inventors whose achievements have superior the standard of life for Floridians, the state and the nation.
“This group of inventors is to be recommended for his or her contributions to the state of Florida and our nation,” mentioned Sanberg, who is also president of the Nationwide Academy of Inventors. “Collectively, they present that Florida is a powerhouse of innovation.”
Right here’s a more in-depth have a look at every inductee.
Norma A. Alcantar, professor of chemical, organic and supplies engineering at USF. She pioneered advances in chemical purposes of plant-based molecules to decontaminate water in distant areas that lack entry to ingesting water, and in areas impacted by environmental and pure disasters. She additionally developed biomedical options based mostly on this know-how for novel therapies to battle Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and most cancers. She additional utilized these applied sciences for sustainable agriculture and aquaculture. She maintain 22 U.S. patents.
Mark Dean, professor emeritus on the College of Tennessee, former chief know-how officer of the Center East and Africa for IBM and IBM Fellow, and a Florida Atlantic College alumnus. He holds three of the 9 patents for the unique IBM PC, led the event of the one-gigahertz processor chip, and is likely one of the unique inventors of the Business Customary Structure (ISA) “bus,” which permitted plug-in peripheral units to be linked to computer systems, revolutionizing laptop functionality. He holds 43 U.S. patents.
Roberta A. Goode, founder and president of Altrec LLC in Coral Springs, Florida. She additionally serves on the school of the College of Miami School of Engineering. She is a Florida native and alumna of College of Miami. Her breakthrough patents in valve designs for vascular catheters considerably superior the sphere of minimally-invasive cardiac procedures and diagnostic procedures, and improved affected person outcomes by stopping blood loss and lowering surgical danger. She holds 4 U.S. patents.
Dean Kamen, president of DEKA Analysis and Growth, Founding father of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Know-how) and part-time Florida resident whose STEM schooling efforts by way of FIRST have impacted over 1 million college students nationally and 10,000 college students in Florida. Kamen is sometimes called the fashionable Thomas Edison as a result of breadth and scope of his trailblazing innovations, together with the Segway. He holds greater than 440 U.S. patents, together with for a number of medical units.
Susann Keohane, IBM international analysis chief for the Getting old Initiative, Watson Well being & Wholesome Getting old Innovation Chief, IBM Grasp Inventor, and College of Florida alumna. She holds a sequence of patents in autonomous autos, and is liable for advances in synthetic intelligence, machine studying and Web of Issues which can be reworking know-how for folks with disabilities and the growing old inhabitants. She holds 137 U.S. patents.
David M. Kotick, senior science technical supervisor for reside, digital, and constructive simulation and coaching on the Naval Air Warfare Middle Coaching Programs Division in Orlando, and College of Central Florida alumnus. His work integrating digital communications throughout reside and digital coaching environments has considerably superior simulated coaching for the U.S. navy and benefited general readiness. He holds 5 U.S. patents.
Rajiv Okay. Singh, vp at Entegris and professor emeritus within the Division of Supplies Science and Engineering on the College of Florida. He is likely one of the unique builders of pulsed laser deposition and the inventor of chemical mechanical sharpening for mechanically arduous superior digital supplies utilized in manufacturing of sensible telephones, superior silicon carbide electronics for electrical autos, 5G communications and extra. He holds 26 U.S. patents.
The 2021 Inductees represent the eighth class to be inducted into the Florida Inventors Corridor of Fame. They are going to be acknowledged on the 7th Annual Induction Ceremony and Gala, Friday, Nov. 5 on the Tampa Marriott Water Avenue.
Since its founding in 2013, the Florida Inventors Corridor of Fame has inducted 58 inventors, who collectively maintain greater than 3,675 U.S. patents.