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Adrian Chernoff has been featured on TV, Radio and in print. Here are just a few examples.

“Not often do we get a chance to speak with the guy who is said to be the architect of the future, and the change of the automobile as we know it. Adrian Chernoff, joins us this morning on WJR.”  Read the Radio interview here.

A Dressed-Up Skateboard

“The car of the future will have its engine encased in the floor and need no gasoline. It will also have a body and interior that can be replaced as moods change.” Read the full article here.

GM’s Race to the Future

“The inside story of how the world's biggest automaker came to see the hydrogen car as its salvation -- and took the lead in the engineering challenge of the century.” Read the entire article here.

CBS Evening News with Dan Rather - Automakers rev up the economy with innovation.

This is the reinvention of the automobile and Adrian Chernoff feels like one of the Wright brothers. Read the TV interview here.

GM Rethinks The Car Completely

“The Autonomy program appears to have blown a whiff of freshness into fuddy-duddy old General Motors. A number of its principal participants are patently eclectic folk, some hailing from outside the car business. One manager (Adrian Chernoff) used to work at federal weapons laboratories and Disney Imagineering, which develops technology for the Disney theme parks.” Read the entire article here.

Staples Solicits Inventive Ideas

Developing great ideas and then Licensing them to companies likes Staples.  Read the Article here.

Global or Local? Make It Both

Modeling Great Business Opportunities. Leading global design consultancy Continuum works with Adrian Chernoff. Read the Article here.

An interview with Adrian Chernoff, one of the most creative American inventors. Read the Article here.

Mentor and Advisor to Students in the creation and development of eco-friendly cars. Read the Article here.


88 Awarded Patents

International and U.S. Awarded Patents

Chairman’s Honors Award

General Motors Highest Employee Recognition

For exhibiting superior originality and creativity in making significant and exemplary contributions.

Master Inventor

General Motors Highest Invention Honor

Charles L. McCuen Award

Highest R&D Recognition of Extraordinary Accomplishment

General Motors prestigious R&D Award for technical and highly significant achievement.

Young Distinguished Engineer of the Year Award

University of New Mexico, School of Engineering Alumni Award

In recognition of Outstanding Accomplishments and Service to the Engineering Profession.

Staples Invention Quest Award

Award winner for creating the “next great office product”

Walt Disney Imagineering Award

For pioneering new forms of entertainment through technical innovation and creativity.

NASA/Johnson Space Center Gem Award

“Going the Extra Mile” Award for Superior Accomplishment


MICHELIN CHALLENGE DESIGN - Most Significant Technology and Design Enabler

  1. POPULAR SCIENCE - 15th Annual Best of What’s New Award “Breakthrough automotive technology of the year“ (Grand Award Winner)

ID MAGAZINE - Best concept Car

  1. DETROIT FREE PRESS - Most Significant Technology


  1. EYES ON DESIGN - Most Significant New Design Enabler

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS - Concept Car of the Year, 2nd Place

  1. AUTOMOTIVE NEWS - Environmental Concept Car of the Year

WIRED MAGAZINE - Rave Award for Industrial Design

  1. TIME MAGAZINE - Coolest invention of the Year

CAR STYLING MAGAZINE - Concept Car Design Award: The Golden Marker Trophy

  1. Engine Technology International - International Engine of the Year Award

Croatian Association of Automotive Journalists - The Golden Steering Wheel Award

  1. Best Concept Outside the Normal Definition of a Car or Truck (voted by 35 Automotive Writers)

South East Automotive Media Organization (SEAMO) - Most Significant Concept Vehicle of the Year

  1. CONSUMER ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION - 2012 CES Innovations Award - for outstanding design and engineering of new consumer electronics products  in computer peripherals

PC ADVISOR Best Printer of the Year 2012 Award - Kodak's 7.1 Hero is the most cost effective and efficient printer.

  1. PC Magazine Top 5 Best Printers of 2012 - Kodak’s 9.1 Hero is ranked as one of the Top 5 Best Photo Printers.


BUSINESS 2.0: “GM’s Race to the Future”, by Ralph King, October 2003

  1. THE NEW YORK TIMES: “The Mix-and-Match Car of the Future”, by Danny Hakim. January 10, 2002

BUSINESS WEEK; “Global or Local? Make it Both”, by Gianfranco Zaccai, August 22, 2005


FORTUNE - "GM rethinks the car completely," by Stuart Brown, April 15, 2002

  1. ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL -  “Duke City man helps Design Breakthrough Vehicle”, by Aaron Baca, January 12, 2002

POPULAR SCIENCE -  "Your car," by Michelle Krebs, May 2002

  1. CBS EVENING NEWS WITH DAN RATHER - “Auto Show Would Rev Up Economy With Innovation”, January 7, 2002

THE NEW YORK TIMES - “A Dressed-Up Skateboard”, by Danny Hakim, January 10, 2002

  1. MIRAGE MAGAZINE, “Acclaimed inventor, innovator, and futurist”, by Randy McCoach, Winter 2008 (“Adrian Chernoff’s mind doesn’t stop with the given; it constantly churns with new ideas and ways to make the old better.”)

CAR DESIGN NEWS -  “GM Hy-wire Concept to Debut at Paris Motor Show”

  1. Hyperefficient, Supersafe Car Envisioned by International Group, By Andrzej Zwaniecki

AMERICA.GOV Interview: Innovating Makes My Head Work, Says Inventor

  1. Fox 2 News Morning, WJBK-TV CH 2 (FOX) Detroit, May 16, 2005

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS: “'Apprentice' invention could be worth hiring”, by Rene A. Guzman, May 9, 2005

  1. MARKET WIRE: Staples, Chairman & Founder to Open The NASDAQ Stock Market With Staples Invention Quest Finalists, March 9. 2004

LAMELSON-MIT INVENTOR : Rubber Bandits, Sept. 22, 2008

  1. DETROIT NEWS: “Watch out, Post-it Notes”, by Karen Dybis, May 3, 2005

WALL STREET JOURNAL: “Staples Solicits Inventive Ideas”, by William M. Bulkely, July 13, 2006

  1. ALBUQUERQUE TRIBUNE: Rubber bands help stretch innovation truths, by Randy Burge, September 14, 2006

ROYAL OAK DAILY TRIBUNE: “Making Organization A Snap”, by Amanda Lee, February 13, 2004

  1. ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL: “Clever Idea Gets it Day”, by Harry Moskos, May 29, 2005

BUSINESS WIRE: “Twelve Innovators From Across the U.S. Selected as Finalists in Staples Invention Quest”, February 9, 2004

  1. ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE: “Winning a Contest can catapult your Invention into the Mainstream”, by Don Debelak, April 2005

AMERICA.GOV: Innovators Help Reshape Reality. Adrian Chernoff, Engineer and Designer

    A THOUSAND WORDS: “Kodak Tops Innovation” by Krista Gelason, November 9, 2011


Creative Generalist Q&A: Adrian Chernoff,

  1. The influence of a good idea, by ThomasG

GM's futuristic Carousel concept revisited, by Jayaprashanth,

  1. A Selfless Inventor, by Lily T at


Essentials of Management, By Andrew J. DuBrin, Pg 185, Cengage Learning, 2008

  1. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management (IJITM), Volume: 3, Issue: 1 (March 2006), Analogy as a tool for Communicating About Innovation, Cindy Sifonis, Adrian Chernoff, Kevin Kolpasky

Surviving Transformation: Lessons from GM's Surprising Turnaround, By Vince Barabba

  1. The Automotive Industry and the Environment, By Paul Nieuwenhuis

  2. Reinventing the Automobile: Personal Urban Mobility for the 21st Century By William J. Mitchell, Chris E. Borroni-Bird and Lawrence D. Burns


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