CFB Director Elected Fellow, National Academy of Inventors (NAI)

Clinton Rubin, PhD, Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). According to the NAI, election as an NAI Fellow is a high honor bestowed upon academic innovators and inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions and innovations that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. Dr. Rubin and fellow SBU Distinguished Professor Dr. Arie Kaufman will be inducted as NAI Fellows during its 2018 national meeting in Washington, DC, on April 5.

With the election of the 2017 class there are now 912 NAI Fellows, representing over 250 research universities and governmental and non-profit research institutes. The 2017 Fellows are named inventors on nearly 6,000 issued U.S. patents, bringing the collective patents held by all NAI Fellows to more than 32,000 issued U.S. patents.

Professor Rubin, founding chair of Stony Brook’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, pioneered research in understanding the role of mechanical signals in the musculoskeletal system and has patented technology that includes use of low frequency mechanical signals (vibrations) to combat disease like osteoporosis and obesity.

More on Dr. Rubin’s election as an NAI Fellow can be access here and here.

“Do Your Homework”

In the recent issue of Science, Dr. Clinton Rubin, Director of the Center for Biotechnology, A SUNY Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University gave good advice on customizing one’s faculty applications. Among Dr. Rubin’s wise words, “In formulating your application cover letter, invest the same care and rigor you would when submitting a grant proposal to a funding agency. Take the time to help the hiring committee understand why you’re applying. Why here? Why now? Why us?” Read the full article here.

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Clint Rubin inducted into Stony Brook’s National Academy of Inventors

On Monday, April 11, 2016 Stony Brook University launched its chapter of the National Academy of Inventors. With the launch, 30 university of faculty members will be inducted into that chapter’s Hall of Fame, including Center for Biotechnology Director and Biomedical Engineering Chair, Dr. Clinton Rubin.

The NAI was founded in 2010 at the University of South Florida to recognize and encourage inventors who earn U.S. patents. The organization aims to enhance the visibility of university-based innovations and promote the societal benefits of technological and academic breakthroughs. Stony Brook joins more than 200 other NAI chapter members around the globe that will “foster research that leads to academic inventions and entrepreneurship from faculty and students,” while building “a culture of invention across all campus disciplines,” SBU said in a statement. A full list of first inductees can be found here.



“Even Research Needs a Rolodex”

Center for Biotechnology Director and Stony Brook Biomedical Engineering Chair Dr. Clinton Rubin recently spoke with Innovate Long Island about commercialization and entrepreneurship. A serial inventor, Dr. Rubin has been involved in three startup companies based on his technology which have all taught him different lessons about commercialization. As he notes in the article, “There’s a chasm between launching a technology and creating a company”. Read the full article here.