Category: 2014 Inductees

Robert Cade

Dr. Cade developed Gatorade, which has protected countless amateur and professional athletes from heat-related injuries and has treated millions of people with dehydration diseases worldwide.

Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison is the most prolific inventor in U.S. history with 1,093 patents. No other inventor improved the standard of living of Americans in the 20th century as much as Edison. His inventions span diverse fields: electric lighting and power systems, batteries, recorded sound, and film.

William Glenn

Dr. Glenn had a lifetime of innovations, achievements and contributions in the fields of high resolution imaging technology, electronic/optical physics and electrical engineering.

John Gorrie

Dr. Gorrie invented the ice-making machine and is considered the father of air conditioning and refrigeration. Gorrie’s invention began with an attempt to cure Yellow Fever during an outbreak in Apalachicola in 1841.

Shyam Mohapatra

Dr. Mohapatra is recognized for his many inventions in the field of nanoscale biomedical diagnostics and therapeutics in cancers, asthma, viral infections, traumatic brain injury. His inventions led to several customized cell-targeted nanoparticles with diverse drug payloads and a nano-HIV detection kit.

Shin-Tson Wu

Dr. Wu’s contributions to liquid crystal research and the resulting patent portfolio for next-generation liquid crystal displays, adaptive optics, laser beam steering, biophotonics, and new photonic materials, have had a major impact on display technology worldwide.