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National Academy of Engineering elects 66 members and 10 foreign associates

February 9th, 2012

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 66 new members and 10 foreign associates, announced NAE President Charles M. Vest today. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,254 and the number of foreign associates to 206.

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature," and to the "pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education."

A list of the newly elected members and foreign associates follows, with their primary affiliations at the time of election and a brief statement of their principal engineering accomplishments.

New Members

Mark Adamiak, director of advanced technologies, GE Digital Energy Multilin, Wayne, Pa. For contributions to power system protection, control, monitoring, and communications.

Robert D. Allen, senior manager, advanced materials chemistry department, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, Calif. For innovations in chemistries and materials for semiconductor manufacturing.

Michael I. Baskes, adjunct professor, department of mechanical and aerospace engineering, Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla. For contributions to the embedded atom method for predicting the structure and properties of metals and alloys.

Craig H. Benson, Wisconsin Distinguished Professor, director of sustainability research and education, and chair of civil and environmental engineering and of geological engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison. For improvements in design, construction, and monitoring of earthen liners and covers for municipal hazardous and radioactive waste landfills.

Barbara D. Boyan, professor; Price Gilbert Jr. Chair in Tissue Engineering; associate dean for research, College of Engineering; and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience; Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. For engineering implant technologies for bone and cartilage repair.

Mary C. Boyce, Ford Professor of Engineering and department head of mechanical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For contributions to understanding the mechanics of deformation in engineered and natural polymeric solids.

Joan F. Brennecke, Keating-Crawford Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and director of the Energy Center, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind. For innovation in the use of ionic liquids and supercritical fluids for environmentally benign chemical processing.

Max William Carbon, professor emeritus of nuclear engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison. For establishing engineering educational programs for nuclear reactor design and safety.

George M. Church, director, Center for Computational Genetics, and professor of genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston. For contributions to human genome sequencing technologies and DNA synthesis and assembly.

Jared L. Cohon, president and professor of civil and environmental engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. For contributions to environmental systems analysis and national policy and leadership in higher education.

James J. Coleman, Intel Alumni Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering, professor of materials science and engineering, and director of the Semiconductor Laser Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana. For contributions to semiconductor lasers and photonic materials.

Louis Anthony (Tony) Cox Jr., president, Cox Associates, Denver. For applications of operations research and risk analysis to significant national problems.

Robert L. Crippen, former astronaut and director of the NASA Kennedy Space Center; and retired president and chief executive officer, Thiokol Propulsion Group, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. For leadership in human space flight and development of solid fueled rockets.

Supriyo Datta, Thomas Duncan Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. For quantum transport modeling in nanoscale electronic devices.

Akhil Datta-Gupta, regents professor and L.F. Peterson '36 Chair, Harold Vande Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station. For developing the theory and practice of streamline simulation for fluid flow in heterogeneous reservoirs.

William P. Delaney, Director's Office Fellow, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, Mass. For contributions to radar systems for national defense.

Steven P. DenBaars, Mitsubishi Chemical Professor in Solid State Lighting and Displays, materials department, University of California, Santa Barbara. For contributions to gallium nitride-based materials and devices for solid state lighting and displays.

Dennis E. Discher, Robert D. Bent Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. For elucidation of the effects of mechanical forces on cell physiology and stem cell development.

Elazer R. Edelman, Thomas D. and Virginia W. Cabot Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For contributions to the design, development, and regulation of local cardiovascular drug delivery and drug eluting stents.

Gordon R. England, president, E6 Partners LLC, Arlington, Va. For advances in digital avionics for aircraft, land, and naval platforms.

Robert W. Farquhar, executive for space exploration, KinetX Inc., Tempe, Ariz. For deep space missions to asteroids and comets and for leading the NEAR mission to Eros.

Peter C. Farrell, founder, chairman, and chief executive officer, ResMed Inc., San Diego. For research and development of devices for treatment of sleep disorder breathing.

James R. Fienup, Robert E. Hopkins Professor of Optics; professor, Center for Visual Science; senior scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics; and professor of electrical and computer engineering; University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y. For development and applications of phase retrieval algorithms.

Huajian Gao, professor, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany; and Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Engineering, School of Engineering, Brown University, Providence, R.I. For contributions to micromechanics of thin films and hierarchically structured materials.

William W. George, professor of management practice, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Mass. For applying engineering principles to manufacturing to advance health care.

Peter W. Glynn, Thomas W. Ford Professor and chair, management science and engineering department, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For contributions to simulation methodology and stochastic modeling.

Alan H. Gnauck, distinguished member of the technical staff, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, Holmdel, N.J. For contributions to high-speed, high-capacity lightwave communications systems.

Steven M. Gorelick, Cyrus F. Tolman Professor, department of environmental earth system science, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For optimization techniques and transport models for groundwater and remediation of contaminated aquifers.

Alfred Grill, IBM Fellow, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, N.Y. For contributions to low dielectric constant insulators for VLSI [very large-scale integration] interconnects.

Victoria F. Haynes, president and chief executive officer, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, N.C. For integrating research, economics, and social sciences to solve multidisciplinary problems.

Richard Hogg, professor emeritus of mineral processing and geoenvironmental engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park. For contributions to the science and engineering of coagulation and flocculation in particulate systems.

Ray R. Irani, executive chairman, Occidental Petroleum Corp., Los Angeles. For leadership in the petrochemical industry and processes for applications of particulate systems.

James W. Jones, distinguished professor, department of agricultural and biological engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville. For contributions to understanding climate change, environmental impacts, and sustainable agricultural systems.

Mujid S. Kazimi, TEPCO Professor of Nuclear Engineering, professor of mechanical engineering, and director of the Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems, Massachusetts Institute Technology, Cambridge. For contributions to technologies for the nuclear fuel cycle and reactor safety.

Richard Wilker Korsmeyer, senior research fellow and head of business development and licensing for pharmaceutical sciences, Pfizer Inc., New London, Conn. For contributions to drug delivery formulations and medical devices.

Helmut Krawinkler, John A. Blume Professor Emeritus of Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For development of performance-based earthquake engineering procedures for evaluating and rehabilitating buildings.

Fikri J. Kuchuk, fellow and chief reservoir engineer, Schlumberger Testing Services, Clamart, France. For contributions in pressure transient analyses for petroleum reservoirs.

Juan C. Lasheras, Stanford S. and Beverley P. Penner Distinguished Chair Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, distinguished professor of engineering, and director of the Center for Medical Devices and Instrumentation, Institute of Engineering in Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla. For studies of atomization, turbulent mixing, and heat transfer and for the development of medical devices.

Kai Li, Paul M. Wythes '55, P'86 and Marcia R. Wythes P'86 Professor, department of computer science, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. For advances in data storage and distributed computer systems.

Henrique S. Malvar, chief scientist and distinguished engineer, Microsoft Research, Redmond, Wash. For contributions to multiresolution signal processing and multimedia signal compression and standards.

Tobin J. Marks, Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry, professor of materials science and engineering, and Vladimir N. Ipatieff Professor of Catalytic Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. For innovation in electronic, photonic, and photovoltaic materials and catalytic polymerization.

Jyotirmoy Mazumder, Robert H. Lurie Professor of Mechanical Engineering, professor of materials science and engineering, director of the Center for Laser-Aided Intelligent Manufacturing, and director of the NSF I/UCRC for Lasers and Plasmas for Advanced Manufacturing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. For quantitative transport modeling for laser interaction and design and commercialization of direct metal deposition machines.

Diane M. McKnight, fellow of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research and professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder. For elucidating the interrelationship between natural organic matter and heavy metals in streams and lakes.

Antonios Georgios Mikos, Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; director, J.W. Cox Laboratory for Biomedical Engineering; and director, Center for Excellence in Tissue Engineering; Rice University, Houston. For advances in tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, biomaterials, and drug delivery, including development of biodegradable polymers.

Richard K. Miller, president and professor of mechanical engineering, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, Mass. For establishing a new paradigm for undergraduate engineering education and establishment of Olin College.

Robert A.K. Mitchell, consultant and retired vice president, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Redondo Beach, Calif. For development of autonomous unmanned aerial systems and their applications.

Philip M. Neches, chairman, Foundation Ventures LLC, New York City. For the architecture and software of parallel database appliances.

James J. O'Brien, consulting engineer, James J. O'Brien P.E., Riverton, N.J. For development of standards of practice for computerized scheduling of construction projects and capital programs.

Babatunde A. Ogunnaike, interim dean; William L. Friend Chair of Chemical Engineering; and professor, Center for Systems Biology - DBI; University of Delaware, Newark. For advances in process systems, process engineering practice, and systems engineering education.

Norbert Joseph Pelc, professor and associate chair for research of the radiology department, and professor of electrical engineering (by courtesy), Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For development of algorithms and technologies for MRI, CT, and hybrid X-ray/MRI imaging.

Leonard Pinchuk, co-founder, president, and chief executive officer, Innovia LLC and Related Companies, Miami. For development of biomedical polymeric materials for angioplasty balloons, drug eluting stents, and other devices.

Andrea Prosperetti, Charles A. Miller Jr. Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. For contributions to the fundamentals and applications of multiphase flows.

Kaushik Rajashekara, chief technologist, electric power and control systems, Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis. For contributions to electric power conversion systems in transportation.

Nambirajan Seshadri, senior vice president and general manager, Mobile Wireless Group, and chief technology officer, Mobile Platforms and Wireless Connectivity, Broadcom Corp., Irvine, Calif. For contributions to wireless communications theory and development of mass market wireless technology.

David E. Shaw, chief scientist, D.E. Shaw Research, New York City. For the architecture, design, and implementation of the Anton protein-folding supercomputer.

Scott J. Shenker, professor, electrical engineering and computer science department, University of California, Berkeley. For contributions to Internet design and architecture.

Christine A. Shoemaker, Joseph P. Ripley Professor of Engineering, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. For development of decision-making optimization algorithms for environmental and water resources problems.

Amit Singhal, Google Fellow, Google Inc., Mountain View, Calif. For contributions to information retrieval and search.

Robert E. Skelton, Daniel L. Alspach Professor of Dynamic Systems and Controls (emeritus) and director, Structural Systems and Control Laboratory, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla. For contributions to robust control, system identification, and methodology for control-structure interaction.

David A. Stahl, professor, department of civil and environmental engineering, University of Washington, Seattle. For application of molecular microbial ecology to environmental engineering.

Roger H. Stolen, distinguished visiting professor in materials science and engineering, and faculty member in the Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies, Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. For contributions to fiber nonlinear optics and invention of polarization preserving fiber.

Samuel I. Stupp, director, Institute for Bionanotechnology in Medicine, and Board of Trustees Professor of Materials Science, Chemistry, and Medicine, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. For advances in processes of self-assembled polymers for biomedical applications.

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, vice chair and professor of biomedical engineering, and director of the Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering, Columbia University, New York City. For bioreactor systems and modeling approaches for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Michael S. Waterman, University Professor, USC Associates Chair in Natural Sciences, and professor of biological sciences, computer science, and mathematics, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. For development of computational methods for DNA and protein sequence analyses.

K. Dane Wittrup, C.P. Dubbs Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and associate director, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For developments in protein engineering, protein expression, and quantitative pharmacology.

Steven J. Zinkle, UT-Battelle Corporate Fellow and director, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn. For advancing understanding of radiation damage in metallic and ceramic components.

New Foreign Associates

E. (Edward) John Hinch, professor of fluid mechanics, department of applied mathematics and theoretical physics, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K. For contributions to the mechanics of fluids, suspensions, and polymeric liquids and to industrial processes.

Sue E. Ion, consultant and visiting professor, Imperial College-London, Leyland, U.K. For contributions to nuclear fuel development.

Frank P. Kelly, professor of the mathematics of systems, and master of Christ's College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K. For contributions to the theory and optimization of communication networks.

Kinam Kim, president and chief executive officer, Samsung Electronics Co., Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea. For contributions to semiconductor technologies for DRAM and nonvolatile memories.

Chao-Han Liu, distinguished visiting scholar, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. For contributions to ionospheric research and international leadership in atmospheric remote sensing.

Gennady A. Mesyats, director, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, and vice president, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. For development and application of pulsed power technology.

Pradip, chief scientist and head of the Process Engineering Lab, Tata Research Development and Design Centre, Pune, India. For contributions to processing of minerals and waste materials.

P. Rama Rao, chairman, International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. For advancing the understanding of deformation and fracture of structural materials and development of materials research infrastructure for societal needs.

Willem P.C. Stemmer, chief executive officer, Amunix Inc., Mountain View, Calif. For co-invention of directed evolution and development of protein therapeutic platforms.

Andrés Weintraub, professor, department of industrial engineering, University of Chile, Santiago. For deployment of innovative decision support systems for natural and human resources in South America.

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