Honors and awards

December 2019

Narasimhan, Rao named to National Academy of Inventors

The National Academy of Inventors is adding Balaji Narasimhan and Guru Rao as academy fellows. Narasimhan is an Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering, the Vlasta Klima Balloun Faculty Chair in chemical biological engineering and director of Iowa State’s Nanovaccine Institute. His work is at the intersection of materials science, nanotechnology and medicine. Rao is an associate vice president for research whose work included engineering proteins for the nutritional enhancement of crops and designing proteins for resistance to insects and fungal pathogens. The academy cited Narasimhan’s work in nanomedicines and biomedical engineering and Rao's work in biochemistry.