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Oklahoma State University

Khoshnevis, Behrokh

Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis is a Dean’s Professor of engineering at University of Southern California, a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and a Member of the EU Academy of Sciences. Through his passion driven inventive research activities, Dr. Khoshnevis has made many useful inventions and innovations in different domains including robotics, biomedical, oil and gas, renewable energy, fabrication, construction and space systems. His automated construction inventions, Contour Crafting is regarded as the most promising approach for planetary construction of human outposts. In 2014 NASA awarded Contour Crafting the Grand Prize of the 'Create the Future' Design Contest among 1000+ globally competing technologies. In 2016 another invention of Khoshnevis, SSS, received the top NASA prize in an international competition on in-space fabrication technologies.