The National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI) is the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement, bestowed by the president of the United States on America's leading innovators. There were 3 laureates in the 2014 class.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Key contributions: Research in the physics of ultra-thin semiconductors through molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), Co-discovered the quantum confined Stark effect and the fractional quantization of the Hall effect
University of California, Berkeley
Key contributions: Fin Field Effect Transistor
Cato T. Laurencin
University of Connecticut
Key contributions: Soft Tissue Regeneration