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Two innovative researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Rensselaer Professor Robert Linhardt and Vice President for Research Jonathan Dordick, both renowned for their leadership and excellence in biotechnology research, were among the distinguished group of 170 individuals elected as NAI fellows.

The recognition is reserved for academic inventors “who have demonstrated a 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,” according to the NAI.