Four Rutgers Professors Honored by N.J. Inventors Hall of Fame

Four Rutgers professors and two former faculty members are among 23 individuals who were honored Oct. 17 by the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame at its annual awards event.

Scott Kachlany, associate professor in the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, received the organization’s “Innovators Award” for his work leading to new potential treatments for leukemias.

The “Inventor of the Year” award went to Richard Mammone, professor in the Rutgers Business School and School of Engineering; Nicholi Vorsa, director of Rutgers’ Philip E. Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research; and Ximing Guo, shellfish geneticist and professor at Rutgers’ Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory. Guo shared the award with Standish Allen, a former Rutgers faculty member now at the College of William & Mary. Former Rutgers professor Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, received the Trustees Award.

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Ximing Guo and colleague working along the N.J. coast

Scott Kachlany in his Rutgers lab

Richard Mammone presenting Rutgers' Entrepreneur of the Year award to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak

Vorsa, of Atco, holds six U.S. patents, an international patent, and two Canadian patents. He was honored for his scientific research and contributions to disease-resistant cranberries and the cranberry industry.

Nicholi Vorsa at the original test plot of the cultivar Mullica Queen® at Rutgers

The full list of awards is posted on the Hall of Fame’s website.