Dr. Eric Beckman Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

MCSI Co-Director Dr. Eric Beckman has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Dr. Eric Beckman, Distinguished Service Professor in the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering and Co-Director of the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation, was named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors 2020 cohort.

Dr. Beckman’s research group examines the use of molecular design to solve problems in green product formulation and in the design of materials for use in tissue engineering. He is currently leading a grant from the MacArthur Foundation and NineSigma in collaboration with Think Beyond Plastic to develop innovations to reduce the amount of plastics that end up being burned, buried in landfills, or make their way into the world’s waterways and oceans.

Dr. Beckman is the 8th Pitt faculty member to be named a NAI fellow, celebrating his nearly 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, 26 book chapters, and 40 U.S. patents (with more pending).

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