Prabir Dutta named 2017 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
Prabir Dutta, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional accolade bestowed 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. Dutta's research focuses on chemical approaches to problems associated with energy and environment — including solar energy conversion, carbon dioxide sequestration, environmental- and health-related sensor development, and toxicity of engineered particles. Dutta is the eighth NAI Fellow from the Ohio State faculty and the first from the College of Arts and Sciences.