The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named Dr. Bor Jang, CEO and Co-founder of Global Graphene Group (G3), a 2019 Fellow. Dr. Jang joins a class of 169 innovators from around the world in this year’s Fellows group.
According to the NAI, “Election to NAI Fellow is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors. To date, NAI Fellows hold more than 41,500 issued U.S. patents, which have generated over 11,000 licensed technologies and companies, and created more than 36 million jobs. In addition, over $1.6 trillion in revenue has been generated based on NAI Fellow discoveries.”
Dr. Jang is recognized as the world's number 1 graphene inventor with over 250 graphene-related U.S. patents and numerous international patents. This includes the world’s first patent on graphene, B. Z. Jang, et al, “Nano-scaled Graphene Plates,” U.S. Pat. Appl. No. 10/274,473 (10/21/2002); now U.S. Pat. No. 7,071,258 (07/04/2006), two years before the Nobel laureates Andre Geim and KonstantinNovoselov published their results on mechanical exfoliation of graphene using Scotch tape.In addition, he is the co-inventor on over 300 U.S. patents on battery, fuel cell, and supercapacitor technologies.
Dr. Jang’s influence on the graphene market is immense. His graphene-enabled innovations have helped lead G3 to become the world’s largest mass producer of single-layer graphene and graphene-enhanced silicon anode.
“It is a sincere honor to be recognized by the National Academy of Inventors,” said Dr. Jang. “I have dedicated my career to driving innovation and continue to focus on bringing new technologies to market to make a difference in the world.”
“We are proud of Dr. Jang’s recognitionby the NAI,” said Dr. Aruna Zhamu, Vice President of New Product/Process Development and Co-Founder of Global Graphene Group. “Innovation is a key to our company’s success, and Dr. Jang’s contributions to our scientific team are immeasurable.”
Prior to starting G3, Dr. Jang served as the head of Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at North Dakota State University from 2002-20005 and was promoted to Dean of College of Engineering and Computer Science at Wright State University from 2005 until 2010 when he retired from academia. He holds a B.S. in Physics from National Central University in Taiwan, and an M.S. and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT.
Dr. Jang will be inducted into the NAI Fellows Program in a ceremony to be held in Phoenix, Arizona, on April 10, 2020.