Tatsuo Itoh, UCLA professor and the Northrop Grumman Chair in Electrical Engineering, Microwave and Millimeter Wave Electronics, has been elected to the National Academy of Inventors, an academic nonprofit that encourages invention. Academic inventors are elected to the academy for their exemplary and productive vocation in innovation with a relevant impact to life, society and economic development. Ito was recognized for his exceptional accomplishments in innovation and invention.

Itoh heads the UCLA Microwave Electronics Laboratory and investigates theoretical and numerical projects in the area of microwave/millimeter wave active integrated circuits, metamaterials and periodic structures and electromagnetics. His publications are found to be the most frequently referenced source by electrical and electronic engineers for all years based on the Microsoft Academic Search.   

The National Academy of Inventors was established in year 2010 to encourage and honor inventors who have been issued patents from the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office and who work in academic and non-profit research institutes. It aims to encourage disclosure of the intellectual property, educate society and young scientists with the latest innovations and technology and forward the application of these innovations to benefit mankind.  

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