Dec. 12, 2022

Dr. Ayman EL-RefaieMILWAUKEE — Dr. Ayman EL-Refaie, Werner Endowed Chair in Protected/Sustainable Strength and professor of electrical and personal computer engineering in Marquette University’s Opus College or university of Engineering, has been elected an NAI Fellow by the Nationwide Academy of Inventors, the firm announced on Thursday, Dec. 8.

Election to NAI Fellow status is the optimum experienced distinction accorded exclusively to educational inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in developing or facilitating excellent inventions that have designed a tangible influence on high-quality of existence, financial advancement and the welfare of culture.

EL-Refaie was chosen by the NAI Fellows Variety Committee for obtaining “demonstrated a remarkably prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating fantastic innovations that have produced a tangible impact on the high quality of existence, economic development and welfare of culture.”

“This is a remarkable honor for Dr. EL-Refaie and properly-deserved for his contributions to the area and achievement as an inventor,” reported Dr. Kristina Ropella, Opus Dean of the Opus University of Engineering “We carry on to be impressed by his revolutionary spirit and the perform he sales opportunities at Marquette around electric powered vehicles and renewable power.”

As a result of almost 22 decades of analysis, EL-Refaie has done groundbreaking perform in sophisticated traction motors, traction motors that minimize or eradicate rare-earth components, fault-tolerant electrical equipment for basic safety-crucial purposes, and high particular-ability electrical machines, amongst other people. He retains more than 48 U.S. patents and his exceptional investigate in electrical vehicles, hybrid/electric powered planes and renewable strength stands to affect the foreseeable future of engineering innovation at Marquette and in Wisconsin and make huge economic and environmental benefit globally.

EL-Refaie was named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) in 2013, and he was named a fellow of the Establishment of Engineering and Technological innovation (IET) in 2021. He is 2022 winner of the IEEE IAS Industrial Electric power Conversion Devices Office Gerald Kliman Innovator Award, and he is the winner of the 2022 Worldwide Conference of Electric Machines (CEM) Arthur Ellison Accomplishment Award.

He also received the Nagamori Award from Japan for contributions to high-pace long term magnet equipment in 2019, and was named the 2021 Engineer of the 12 months by STEM Ahead, metro Milwaukee’s foremost STEM education and outreach supplier.

The NAI has 1,567 Fellows around the globe representing a lot more than 300 prestigious universities and governmental and nonprofit analysis institutes. Collectively, the Fellows maintain extra than 53,000 issued U.S. patents, which have generated in excess of 13,000 certified systems, 3,200 businesses and created extra than 1 million employment. In addition, over $3 trillion in revenue has been produced based mostly on NAI Fellow discoveries.

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Kevin Conway

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