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National Academy of Inventors

CSULB NAI chapter members

California State University Long Beach’s National Academy of Inventors chapter includes innovators from throughout the university. The chapter has been championed by Simon Kim, CSULB associate vice president of research and sponsored programs, and former College of Engineering Dean Forouzan Golshani, holder of a dozen patents.

The chapter meets each semester. Golshani is the chapter’s president and mathematics professor John Brevik the vice president. To qualify for induction into the chapter, members must hold or have applied for a patent. Members inducted into the CSULB chapter are:

  • Shadnaz Asgari, chair, biomedical engineering
  • John Brevik, professor, mathematics
  • Juan Cepeda-Rizzo, lecturer, mechanical engineering
  • Jen-Mei Chang, professor, mathematics
  • Forouzan Golshani, former dean, College of Engineering
  • Thomas Gredig, associate professor, physics and astronomy
  • Michael Harris, professor, physiology
  • Chris Lowe, professor, marine biology
  • Rajendra Kumar, professor, electrical engineering
  • Michael Parker, instructor, art
  • Hamid Rahai, associate dean of research, College of Engineering
  • Kasha Slowinska, professor, chemistry
  • Chit-Sang Tsang, professor, electrical engineering, and
  • Parviz Yavari, professor, mechanical engineering.