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NAI Names Dr. Bor Jang to 2019 Fellows Class

DAYTON, OHIO, December 12, 2019 – The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named Dr. Bor Jang, CEO and Co-founder of Global Graphene Group (G3), a 2019 Fellow. Dr. Jang joins a class of 169 innovators from around the world in this year’s Fellows group.

According to the NAI, “Election to NAI Fellow is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors. To date, NAI Fellows hold more than 41,500 issued U.S. patents, which have generated over 11,000 licensed technologies and companies, and created more than 36 million jobs. In addition, over $1.6 trillion in revenue has been generated based on NAI Fellow discoveries.”

Dr. Jang is recognized as the world’s number 1 graphene inventor, writing the first patent on graphene, B. Z. Jang, et al, “Nano-scaled Graphene Plates,” U.S. Pat. Appl. No. 10/274,473 (10/21/2002); now U.S. Pat. No. 7,071,258 (07/04/2006), two years before the Nobel laureates Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov published their results on mechanical exfoliation of graphene using Scotch tape. He is an inventor on at least 245 issued U.S. patents, at least 290 pending U.S. patent applications, at least 85 active international (PCT) patent applications, at least 80 more expired international (PCT) patent applications, and many dozens of foreign issued patents and pending patent applications based on those international (PCT) patent applications. The vast majority of these relate to graphene, graphene-related products, batteries, battery components, supercapacitors, and/or fuel cells.

Dr. Jang’s influence on the graphene market is immense. His graphene-enabled innovations have helped lead G3 to become the world’s largest mass producer of single-layer graphene and graphene-enhanced silicon anode.

“It is a sincere honor to be recognized by the National Academy of Inventors,” said Dr. Jang. “I have dedicated my career to driving innovation and continue to focus on bringing new technologies to market to make a difference in the world.”

“We are proud of Dr. Jang’s recognition by the NAI,” said Dr. Aruna Zhamu, Vice President of New Product/Process Development and Co-Founder of Global Graphene Group. “Innovation is a key to our company’s success, and Dr. Jang’s contributions to our scientific team are immeasurable.”  

Prior to starting G3, Dr. Jang served as the head of Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at North Dakota State University from 2002-2005 and was promoted to Dean of College of Engineering and Computer Science at Wright State University from 2005 until 2010 when he retired from academia. He holds a B.S. in Physics from National Central University in Taiwan, and an M.S. and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT.

Dr. Jang will be inducted into the NAI Fellows Program in a ceremony to be held in Phoenix, Arizona, on April 10, 2020.

About Global Graphene Group

Global Graphene Group, Inc. (G3) is a leading material science technology company focused on graphene. It has an award-winning, best-in-class intellectual property portfolio with more than 430 patents (approved and pending). In addition, G3 holds many of the world’s firsts in graphene-related breakthroughs. G3, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, is the holding company for five subsidiaries: Nanotek Instruments is the Intellectual Property arm of G3 with more than 430 issued U.S. patents. Taiwan Graphene Company is the largest volume producer of graphene globally. It is focused on high volume production of graphene raw materials, enhanced thermal interface materials (films, pastes, inks), and nanocomposite products (both thermoplastics and thermosets). Honeycomb Battery is focused on commercializing next generation lithium ion battery electrodes, batteries enhanced with graphene, and improved battery manufacturing processes. Angstron Materials is the R&D and product application company. Angstron Energy Company produces graphene-wrapped nano silicon particles to improve anode stability, prelithiation to reduce capacity loss, significant cost reduction in cost of goods, and an operational pilot line with 25 TPA capacity in the US.

About the National Academy of Inventors

The National Academy of Inventors is a member organization comprising U.S. and international universities, and governmental and non-profit research institutes, with over 4,000 individual inventor members and Fellows spanning more than 250 institutions worldwide. It was founded in 2010 to recognize and encourage inventors with patents issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, enhance the visibility of academic technology and innovation, encourage the disclosure of intellectual property, educate and mentor innovative students, and translate the inventions of its members to benefit society. The NAI publishes the multidisciplinary journal, Technology and Innovation. 

Media Contact:
Amy Maggart – Corporate Communications Administrator
Global Graphene Group
Tel: (937) 331-9884 ext. 10
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