Kish Named Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Congratulations to Fred Kish who has been elected to the rank of Fellow by the National Academy of Inventors, joining 21 other NC State NAI fellows.

Frederick Kish has been elected to the rank of Fellow by the National Academy of Inventors. Kish is a M.C. Dean Distinguished Professor and NNF Director at North Carolina State University. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1988, 1989, and 1992, respectively.

The NAI Fellows Selection Committee elected Kish based on his “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 accorded solely to academic inventors. The program has 1,403 Fellows worldwide representing more than 250 prestigious universities and governmental and non-profit research institutes. Kish will be joining the 21 other NC State NAI Fellows.

Before his time at NC State, Kish was at Hewlett-Packard where he co-invented and led the commercialization of the highest performance (efficiency) red-orange-yellow visible LEDs produced at the time (wafer-bonded transparent-substrate AlGaInP LEDs). The efficiencies of these devices exceeded those of incandescent and halogen lamps with products based on this technology resulting in over $2B in revenue to date.

An expert in optoelectronic devices and material, Kish has co-authored over 125 U.S. patents, over 150 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications, and 4 book chapters.

Kish has been invited to the Fellows Induction Ceremony, held at the NAI Annual Meeting, June 13-15, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Fred Kish

NNF Director
MC Dean Distinguished Professor
 Monteith Research Center (MRC) 434
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