Prof. Shulamit Levenberg Nominated to NAI

Professor Shulamit Levenberg of the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology’s @Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Technion has been selected to be a fellow of the American National Academy of Inventors (NAI)

Her nomination was announced at the Academy’s annual conference in North Carolina in June 2024. Prof. Levenberg is a highly respected researcher and internationally renowned in the field of tissue engineering. She developed technologies for producing tissue to be implanted in damaged muscles, hearts, bones and spinal cords.

Professor Shulamit Levenberg


Recently, she presented a technology for creating an engineered ear to replace ones that did not develop properly. She has also harnessed her research to advance the field of cultivated meat production. The company that she founded based on this research, Aleph Farms has demonstrated the world’s first full-size bio-printed rib-eye steak. Through the years, Prof. Levenberg has received numerous awards, including the Bruno Award and the Rappaport Prize, and has registered dozens of patents and founded several start-up companies. She was president of the Israel Stem Cell Society and, until recently, served as the dean of the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering. In 2023, she was nominated to be a member of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). NAI’s mission is to support and encourage researchers in academia whose inventions have made a significant impact on society, the economy and human welfare. Those chosen for induction have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society. NAI Fellow status is nationally recognized as the highest professional distinction awarded to academic inventors. The theme of the annual conference was, “Unlocking Innovations: Keys to Societal Solutions.” The Academy also ranks leading universities according to the number of patents registered in the United States. Last year, the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology was ranked in 1st in Europe and 40th globally based on data from 2021.