ME Professor Paul Wright has been elected to the National Academy of Inventors. The academy elected three UC Berkeley faculty members, in honor of their innovation and creativity leading to patented inventions that have made a tangible impact on society. The Berkeley News says Wright is "widely recognized as a scholar, entrepreneur and leader of UC Berkeley’s efforts to harness its multidisciplinary research to address pressing societal needs through the Center for Information Technology in the Interest of Society and the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute, which he now directs. He created the concept of open architecture control, which expanded the control of machine tools and enabled both better connections to high-end computer-aided design or CAD images so that more complex surfaces could be machined, and the use of more sensors for in-process inspection and real-time adjustments."
Congratulations, Professor Wright!
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