Professor Farid M. Amirouche was nominated to receive the UIC Inventor of the Year 2002 Award. He was honored at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 3, 2002 as part of the TECHDAY2002 Conference organized by the UIC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.
Candidates for this prestigious award must meet the following criteria:
The nominee must be a full-time UIC faculty or staff member;
The nominee must be a primary inventor or creator of a University of Illinois at Chicago technology which is patented or copyrighted and for which significant research effort conducted at UIC contributed to the advancement of knowledge in the field; and
The technology has been developed into a product or process that has had or shows significant potential for benefit to society.
UIC’s Office of Technology Management, the UIC Intellectual Property Advisory Committee, and the Vice Chancellor for Research determines the awardee. TECHDAY 2002 is sponsored by TechSearch LLC, Welsh & Katz, Ltd.
Amirouche was cited for his outstanding achievements and leadership in the advancement of science and useful arts through his U.S. Patent No. 5,536,059 in the field of biomechanics and the development of medical devices.