Inventor of the Year Award

Hello PIPLA Members:

The 2020 Inventor of the Year is Shanti Swarup, Ph.D. of PPG Industries and all winners can be viewed HERE.

The PIPLA 2021 Inventor(s) of the Year Award nominations will open in the fall of 2020.

If you know local inventor(s) whose patented developments have been economically significant and/or made positive contributions to society, let us know and make the case for them.

Many important inventions are coming from our region – please help PIPLA shine a spotlight on them!

The nomination form is HERE, with instructions on how to submit it.

Nominations will be accepted through February 14, 2021, but don’t delay — we are accepting nominations now!

Any questions regarding the Inventor(s) of the Year Award, please send directly to James Singer at