Inventor of the Year

2017
IOY Nomination Process Underway
Nominations Accepted Until January 31, 2017
Form & Instructions HERE

2016
Dr. Anil Kumar
Polarizing, Photochromic Devices And Methods Of Making The Same

2015
José M. F. Moura, Ph.D. – PDF

2014
William E. Adams
Founder and Chairman of Adams Manufacturing
Innovations Relating to Consumer Products, such as Suction Cups, Outdoor Resin Furniture, and Holiday Accessories
Press Release: 2014 Award Recipient – Bill Adams – PDF

2013
Arthur E. Uber, III, Ph.D.
Patient Infusion Technology for Use in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

2012
C. Edward Eckert
Electric Heater Assembly

2011
Barry Van Gemert
Transitions Optical, Inc.
Photochromic Indeno-fused Naphthopyrans

2010
Robert Hunt; Atul Khettry; Matthew Vila
Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Chopped Radiation Source/Process Photometer

2009
Steven L. Schilling; Edward E. Ball; Kevin J. Elsken
Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Rigid Polyurethane Foams with Improved Properties

2008
Stephen Badylak, DVM, MD, PhD
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh
Tissue Regeneration

2007
Robert A. Erickson; Rainer von Haas; Norbert Reiter; Hans W. Tack; James W. Heaton
Kennametal Inc.; Krupp Widia GmbH
Toolholder and Method of Releasably Mounting

2006
James B. O’Dwyer, PhD
PPG Industries, Inc.
Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization Technology

2005
William A. Groll
All-Clad Metalcrafters LLC
Multilayer Composite Cookware and the Treating of Cooking Surfaces to Improve Stick Resistance

2004
Alan A. Schneider, PhD
Mine Safety Appliances Company
Primary Cells and Iodine Containing Cathodes Therefor

2003
Marlin S. Heilman
Vascor, Inc.
Method and Apparatus for Monitoring Heart Activity, Detecting Abnormalities, and Cardioverting a Malfunctioning Heart

2002
Dr. Harvey C. Nathanson
Westinghouse Electric R&D
Microelectric Frequency Selective Apparatus Vibratory Member and Means Responsive Thereto

2001
John A. Wafer
Eaton Corporation Cutler-Hammer
Modular Integral Circuit Interrupter

2000
Laszlo Gyugyi
Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution, Inc.
Apparatus and Method for Interline Power Flow Control

1999
George P. Grab
Kennametal Inc.
Preferentially Binder Enriched Cemented Carbide Bodies and Method of Manufacture

1998
William J. Wachter
Wacheter Associates
Ship Nuclear Reactors and Maximum Density Spent Fuel Storage

1997
Dr. Albert Impink, Jr.
Westinghouse Electric Corp.
On-line Monitoring of a Complex Non-linear Process Control System

1996
Thomas A. Ward
PPG Industries, Inc.
Fire Protective Intumescent Mastic

1995
Dr. Ho Yu
Aluminum Company of America
Ingot Casting Method

1994
Dr. Richard Mainiero
United States Bureau of Mines
Non-incendive Rock-breaking Explosive

1993
James E. Hart
Westinghouse Air Brake Company
Brake Beam for Railway Vehicle Brake Assembly

1992
Nicholas P. Greco
Indspec Chemical Corporation
Synthetic Resins and Plasticizers

1991
Dr. H.T. Kung
Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Systolic Array

1990
Robert L. La Barge
Aluminum Company of America
Containers, Closures, Packaging, and Other Constructs

1989
Dr. John J. Sassano
Director of Anesthesia, NMR Institute of University of Pittsburgh
Rapid Venous Infusion System

1988
Dr. Joseph C. Engel
Westinghouse Electric Corp.
Electrical Apparatus and Controls

1987
Frank A. Malagari, Jr.
Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp.
Thin Gauge Oriented Silicon Steel

1986
Edward S. Wright
Wright Linear Pump, Inc.
Promoting Body Fluid Flow in a Human Limb

1985
Dr. Gaylord E. Penney
Professor Emeritus, Carnegie Mellon University
Electrostatic Precipitators

1984
Frank W. Fork
H.H. Robertson Company
Underfloor Trench Headers

1983
Joseph Van Ackeren
Koppers Company, Inc.
Coke Making