During a ceremony hosted by President Michael Crow, five Arizona State University faculty members were appointed University Professors. The appointees are regarded as top experts in their respective fields of research, both nationally and internationally. Among the recipients was Distinguished Sustainability Scientist Stuart Lindsay, who is the director of the Center for Single Molecule Biophysics in the Biodesign Institute. Lindsay was also recently named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. This high professional distinction is accorded to academic inventors who 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.