AKRON—Four University of Akron inventors, who hold a combined 144 U.S. patents, have been named National Academy of Invention charter fellows.
The inventors are: Joseph P. Kennedy, distinguished professor of polymer science and chemistry; Stephen Z.D. Cheng, dean of the College of Polymers Science and Engineering and Robert C. Musson and Trustees professor; George R. Newkome, vice president for research and dean of the graduate school and professor of polymer science and chemistry; and Alan N. Gent, former dean of graduate studies and research and Harold A. Morton professor of polymer physics and polymer engineering.
Gent—who died Sept. 20—and Kennedy previously won the ACS Rubber Division's Charles Goodyear Medal.
The inventors will be inducted during the second conference of the National Academy of Inventors on Feb. 22 in Tampa, Fla.