The National Inventors Hall of Fame announced today that Bresslergroup’s Director of Engineering, JD Albert, is among its 2016 inductees. Albert is being recognized for his contribution to the invention of e-reader technology (microencapsulated electrophoretic display; Patent No. 5,961,804).
Called the “Oscars for inventors” by CBS News, the hall of fame was established in 1973 and relies on a panel of experts from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to vet the final inductee selections. Inductees most hold a United States Patent that has “contributed significantly to the nation’s welfare and the advancement of science and the useful arts,” according to the organization’s website.
The 2016 class of inductees ranges from Per-Ingvar Brånemark, who pioneered Osseointegration, or modern dental implantology, to Harriet Williams Russell Strong, who received a patent in 1887 for a system of dams and reservoirs for flood containment and damage control. They will be formally inducted at a ceremony on May 5, 2016 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery.
Reports CBS News, “For each inventor being lauded — some posthumously — the honor is recognition of scientific achievement that has moved beyond the research lab and made a tangible impact on society.”