December 2015

IDA Research Staff participate vigorously in various professional activities – both within their disciplines and ancillary to them – including publishing in the open literature. Highlights of IDA research activity from December 2015 follow. 

IDA Researcher Elected NAI Fellow

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) LogoThe National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellows Selection Committee elected ITSD’s Doug Birdwell to the rank of NAI Fellow. He was selected for his “highly 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.” Dr. Birdwell will be inducted at a ceremony at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in April.