UH Cancer Center researcher is elected as National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Laura Young
December 6, 2019

Carl-Wilhelm Vogel, MD, PhD, professor at the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center, has been named a National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow. The status of NAI Fellow is given to those who have created or facilitated exceptional inventions which have had a significant impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.

Carl Wilhelm-Vogel

In 2019, the NAI elected 168 outstanding academic innovators from across the world. For academic inventors, this title is the highest professional distinction one can receive. Vogel is the first faculty member of the University of Hawai‘i who has been elected as an NAI Fellow.

One of Vogel’s recent patents includes Uses of Humanized Cobra Venom Factor for Reducing or Preventing Immunogenicity. Vogel is an inventor on approximately 30 U.S. and international patents. Vogel is also the co-founder of iC3 Corporation in Sunnyvale, California, a biotech company that licensed one of his inventions from the University of Hawai‘i. NAI Fellows currently hold more than 41,500 issued U.S. patents, and have created over 11,000 licensed technologies and companies, and more than 36 million jobs.

Vogel will attend the 2020 NAI Fellows Induction Ceremony next April, in Phoenix, Arizona to receive the award.