Dobson named NAI Fellow

Jon Dobson, Ph.D.

Dr. Jon Dobson, J. Crayton Pruitt Family Professor, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional accolade bestowed solely to 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 welfare of society.

Dobson’s research focuses on biomedical applications of magnetic micro- and nanoparticles, the role of brain iron in neurodegenerative diseases and biomedical device design. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), The Royal Society of Biology, The Royal Society of Medicine, and a past Royal Society of London Wolfson Research Merit Fellow. In 2002, he was selected for the Wellcome Trust’s Sir Henry Wellcome Showcase Award, and in 2008 the U.K. Medical Research Council’s César Milstein Award. Professor Dobson has authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and is one of the ten most highly cited authors in the field of magnetic materials and magnetic nanoparticles according to Google Scholar. Dobson has 33 U.S. and worldwide patents awarded or pending, and is the co-founder of three spin-off companies. He is also an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience.

The theme for the Ninth Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Inventors is “Sustainable Futures: Propelling Innovative Ecosystems” and will be held April 8-10, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona.

The National Academy of Inventors is a member organization comprising U.S. and international universities, and governmental and non-profit research institutes, with over 4,000 individual inventor members and Fellows spanning more than 250 institutions worldwide.