Professor Khoshnevis who is a Sharif Poly Technique University graduate, is well-known worldwide for his newly-developed three-dimensional building printing system.
An Iranian scholar and an associate professor at the University of South California joined the US National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
The NAI is an elite group of inventors which includes 21 Nobel laureates from across the world.
The institute brings together 414 leading inventors, 16 of whom have won the National Medal of Technology and Innovation and 10 have received the Great Seal of the US.
Dr. Khoshnevis who is Sharif Poly Technique University graduate is well-known worldwide for his newly-developed three-dimensional building printing system.
His robot system is able to construct a 2500-square feet building in 18-19 hours jointly with four other people.
He is now working on systems for quick construction of buildings on the moon and Mars.
He has several major inventions which have been either commercialized or are in the commercialization process. His educational activities at USC include the teaching of a graduate course on Invention and Technology Development. He routinely conducts lectures and seminars on the subject of invention. He is a NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Fellow, a Fellow member of the Society for Computer Simulation, and a Fellow member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. His inventions have received extensive worldwide publicity in acclaimed media such as New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Business Week, Der Spiegel, New Scientist, and national and international television and radio networks. Contour Crafting was selected as one of the top 25 out of more than 4000 candidate inventions by the History Channel Modern Marvels program and the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame; and has been identified as one of the major disruptive technologies of our time.