Announcing Our 2020 Class of Inductees

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Announcing Our 2020 Class of Inductees

The wait is officially over!

The National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) announced its 2020 class of Inductees on Tuesday, Jan. 7 with the help of an innovative panel, which included 2020 Inductees Mick Mountz and Raffaello D’Andrea.

At CES® in Las Vegas, NIHF introduced its latest class of game-changing inventors who have transformed our world. On the CTA Grand Lobby Stage, Rini Paiva, NIHF’s Executive Vice President of Selection and Recognition, and Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), were joined by Mountz and D’Andrea to discuss the 2020 class.

NIHF’s newest class of Inductees includes a group of inventors who have made lasting impacts on technology, engineering, medicine, agriculture, athletics and much more. The panel shared a conversation about the influence of these visionaries while also discussing the evolving technology landscape and importance of innovation.


The 2020 Class of Inductees

James Abercrombie and Harry Cameron

Blowout Preventer (BOP)

Stewart Adams and John Nicholson


R. Rox Anderson

Laser Dermatology

Evelyn Berezin

Computer Systems for Business Use

Sylvia Blankenship and Edward Sisler

1-MCP for Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Freshness

Dana Bookbinder, Ming-Jun Li and Pushkar Tandon

Bend-Insensitive Optical Fiber

Edward W. Bullard

Hard Hat

Lisa Lindahl, Hinda Miller and Polly Smith

Sports Bra

James McEwen

Automatic Surgical Tourniquet

Mick Mountz, Peter Wurman and Raffaello D’Andrea

Mobile Robotic Material Handling for Order Fulfillment

Floyd Smith

Modern Parachute

Margaret Wu

Synthetic Lubricants

Frank Zybach

Center-Pivot Irrigation

The new class of Inductees will officially join the NIHF family during the annual Induction Ceremony on Thursday, May 7 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.


Learn About Our New Class

The 2020 class of Inductees is filled with inspiring inventors and entrepreneurs who have helped shape the world around us. Learn more about our newest Inductees and consider partnering with NIHF to help drive innovation forward.

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