Texas Tech University

Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Named NAI Fellow

Amanda Bowman

December 11, 2018

Hongxing Jiang

Hongxing Jiang will be inducted into the National Academy of Inventors in April.

Hongxing Jiang, a Horn Professor in Texas Tech University's Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering in the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering, the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering and co-director of the Center for Nanophotonics, has been selected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

"It is a great honor to be selected as an NAI Fellow," Jiang said. "I am humbled that the NAI committee recognized my work. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude and thanks for the support I've received from my colleagues, the College of Engineering and Texas Tech University."

The NAI Fellows Selection Committee chose Jiang because he has 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. He was elected for his original invention of micro-LEDs (light-emitting diodes), which led to the realization of self-emissive microdisplays and micro-LED flat panel displays, as well as high voltage AC/DC LEDs. He holds close to 20 patents in these areas.

Jiang is the fourth Texas Tech faculty member named an NAI Fellow, joining Robert V. Duncan in the Department of Physics & Astronomy (2014), Mindy Brashears in the Department of Animal & Food Sciences (2016), and Kishor Mehta in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering (2017).

"Texas Tech University is very proud of this national distinction granted to Dr. Jiang," said Joseph Heppert, vice president for research and innovation in the Office of Research & Innovation. "This is a well-deserved recognition of his extensive inventions in light-emitting diodes and high band-gap electronic devices. Dr. Jiang has a prolific history of invention disclosures and issued patents. I congratulate him on being named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors."

Jiang will be inducted as an NAI Fellow on April 10 in Houston. He will be presented with a signature trophy, medal and custom rosette pin during the induction ceremony.

About the NAI

The National Academy of Inventors is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit member organization comprising U.S. and international universities and governmental and nonprofit research institutes, with more than 4,000 individual inventor members and Fellows spanning more than 250 institutions worldwide.

The NAI publishes the multidisciplinary journal Technology and Innovation, Journal of the National Academy of Inventors.

The NAI was founded in 2010 to recognize and encourage inventors with patents issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, enhance the visibility of academic technology and innovation, encourage the disclosure of intellectual property, educate and mentor innovative students and translate the inventions of its members to benefit society.

For more information, visit the NAI website.