Momayez Named a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors
The National Academy of Inventors has named MGE associate professor Moe Momayez to its roster of the world’s top emerging academic inventors, designating him a Senior Member. .
In a field of finite resources that generate a negative environmental impact by its very nature, Momayez has brought his innovative and academic expertise to bear on creating sustainable practices across the mining space. He has dedicated his career to the development of new technologies to improve mine safety and productivity, with a focus on miner health and safety, characterization of geomaterials, energy and process efficiency, and renewable energy.
Momayez has three issued U.S. patents and two pending patent applications. He has worked with Tech Launch Arizona to license inventions into multiple startups, including Guía, LLC; Caltrode, Inc.; Acrete Pte, Ltd.; MetOxs Electrochemicals; and Auxilium Technology Group.
“As a researcher, you use your knowledge, experience, and imagination to work on novel approaches to complex issues, design groundbreaking new technologies and products, and improve people's lives,” Momayez said. “Our job as inventors is to never stop trying to improve the world we live in.”
Since the NAI introduced the Senior Member designation in 2019, the University of Arizona has had 19 faculty members awarded the designation.