Professor Schuh named 2019 fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
December 4, 2019
The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has selected two MIT faculty members, DMSE professor Chris Schuh and neuroscientist Li-Huei Tsai as members of its 2019 class of new fellows.
Schuh's research focuses on structural metallurgy and controlling disorder in metallic microstructures in order to optimize mechanical properties. Much of his work is related to the design and control of grain boundary structure and chemistry. Schuh has published dozens of patents and co-founded a number of metallurgical companies: Xtalic, Desktop Metal, and Veloxint Corporation.
NAI fellows are those who "have demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development and welfare of society." Election to NAI fellow status is the highest professional distinction awarded solely to academic inventors. Schuh and Tsai join 21 MIT colleagues who have previously been elected.