NAU professor becomes an invention ambassador

Dr. Bertrand Cambrou

The American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Lemelson Foundation have nominated Bertrand Cambou as an invention ambassador. Cambou is a professor of practice in NAU’s School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems.

Beginning this month, Cambou along with nine other invention ambassadors, will be tasked to influence and inform public policy, including but not limited to federal and university policies and highlight the importance of creating and inspiring talent.

Cambou joined NAU in August 2015 and has since authored eight patent disclosures for a career total of 42 with 412 citations. He directs the cybersecurity efforts at NAU and is working with colleagues in the development of disruptive power storage solutions.

“I am very proud of Professor Cambou’s recognition and value his creative endeavors to enrich future inventors,” said President Rita Cheng. “NAU’s commitment to technological research directly impacts our changing society and the individuals within it.”

Cambou is one of two representatives from Arizona to join the AAAS invention ambassadors this year. “I plan to represent NAU and this creative environment,” Cambou said. “I am going to do everything I can to promote NAU and leverage this nomination to enhance my credibility in order to receive research grants for the university.”

Learn more about the AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassadors Program online.