National Inventors Hall of Fame

Ashok Gadgil, Environmental Energy Technologies Division Director
March 4, 2014
Ashok Gadgil

The National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has named EETD Division Director Ashok Gadgil a member of its 2014 Class of Inductees. The NIHF Inductee list includes inventors who have made extraordinary contributions to their respective fields, and in many cases, changed the world forever.

Gadgil was cited for "Innovative solutions for providing clean water in the world’s developing nations,"— the citation refers to the UV Waterworks device, and inexpensive device to disinfect drinking water.