Licensing & Ventures Group

National Academy of Inventors Fellows

UVA Faculty Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

Since the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) established the NAI Fellows Program in 2012, 10 UVA faculty innovators have been inducted. This acknowledgment aims to “highlight 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 the welfare of society. Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.”

2020 Fellows

Robin A. Felder and Boris Kovatchev


This industry recognition and all UVA innovation activities drive institutional notoriety, leveraged capital, new quality partners, sponsored research, financial return, and above all else, lives enriched and improved by UVA research. These are the impacts we seek at the Licensing & Ventures Group.