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Former LVG Innovator of the Year and Fellow UVA Professor Named to National Academy of Inventors


December 9, 2022


LVG Communications

Former University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group Innovator of the Year John Hossack and fellow UVA professor Mool Gupta have been named to the National Academy of Inventors.

Hossack, a professor of biomedical engineering, develops ultrasound imaging approaches for cardiovascular disease. He has pioneered using gas-filled “microbubbles” in combination with imaging as a way of targeting drug delivery.

Hossack’s research has helped launch several start-up companies. He was one of the recipients of UVA LVG's Edlich-Henderson Innovators of the Year award in 2016.

Gupta, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, currently serves as a Langley Distinguished Professor. He founded the National Science Foundation’s Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Lasers and Plasmas at UVA.

The National Academy of Inventors is a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging inventors in academia. This year, the academy invited 169 academics to be fellows.