Professor of Engineering Eric Fossum was named to the 2011 National Inventors Hall of Fame. (image courtesy of Eric Fossum)
Professor of Engineering Eric Fossum is a 2011 inductee to the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame, which “honors the women and men responsible for the great technological advances that make human, social and economic progress possible.” A selection committee chooses recipients each year from a field of people nominated by peers and the public.
Fossum invented the CMOS active pixel image sensor used in almost all cell phone cameras, webcams, many digital still cameras and in medical imaging, among other applications. He worked at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and has been the CEO of two successful high tech companies.
Read the full release (.doc), published by the National Inventors Hall of Fame on 03/03/11.