Date: Feb. 6, 2009
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
65 Members and Nine Foreign Associates
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 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.
Paul M. Anderson, consultant, Power Math Associates,
Kristi S. Anseth, distinguished professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, department of chemical and biological engineering,
Diran Apelian, Howmet Professor of Mechanical Engineering and director, Metal Processing Institute, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass. For contributions to solidification processing and for outstanding leadership in engineering education and university-industry collaboration.
David C. Auth, consultant,
Amos A. Avidan, senior vice president, Bechtel Corp., Houston. For contributions to the understanding, scale-up, and commercialization of fluid-bed reactors, liquefied natural gas facilities, and gasification plants.
Jay P. Boris, chief scientist and director, Laboratory for Computational Physics and Fluid Dynamics, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. For fundamental contributions in core computational fluid dynamics algorithms and their application to national problems.
Frank (Skip) L. Bowman, former chief of naval personnel and former director, Nuclear Propulsion Program, U.S. Department of the Navy, North Potomac, Md. For leadership in the design of nuclear-reactor propulsion plants to support the power requirements of evolving combat systems.
Sergey Brin, co-founder and president of technology, Google Inc.,
Selim A. Chacour, president, American Hydro Corporation,
Moustafa T. Chahine, senior research associate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
Jean-Lou Aristide Chameau, president, California Institute of Technology,
Yet-Ming Chiang, Kyocera Professor, department of materials science and engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Robert Leon Cook, vice president of advanced technology, Pixar Animation Studios,
Arthur J. Coury, Coury Consulting,
William J. Dally, chief scientist and senior vice president of research, NVIDIA Corp., and Willard R. and Inez Kerr Bell Professor of Engineering, Stanford University,
Jeffrey Dean, Google Fellow, Google Inc.,
Jack B. Dennis, professor emeritus, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Mark Drela, Terry J. Kohler Professor of Fluid Dynamics, department of aeronautics and astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Deborah L. Estrin, director, Center for Embedded Networked Sensing,
S.M. Farouq Ali, president, Petroleum Engineering Research Laboratories Canada Ltd.,
Stephen N. Finger, retired president, Pratt & Whitney,
Stephen P.A. Fodor, founder and executive chairman, Affymetrix Inc., Santa Clara, Calif. For pioneering and commercialization of very-high-density DNA arrays, enabling massively parallel genomics.
Gerard J. Foschini, distinguished inventor, Alcatel-Lucent, Bell Labs,
Donald P. Gaver Jr., distinguished professor of operations research,
Sanjay Ghemawat, Google Fellow, Google Inc.,
Jean-Pierre Giroud, independent consultant, JP GIROUD INC.,
Andrew Jackson, senior scientific adviser and program lead, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co.,
Kanti Jain, professor, department of electrical and computer engineering,
Ahsan Kareem, Robert M. Moran Professor, department of civil engineering and geological sciences, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind. For contributions to analyses and designs to account for wind effects on tall buildings, long-span bridges, and other structures.
Chaitan Khosla, chair and professor, department of chemical engineering,
John Kim, Rockwell International Professor, department of mechanical and aerospace engineering, University of California, Los Angeles. For development of direct numerical simulation and seminal contributions to the understanding of the physics and control of turbulent flows.
Paul C. Kocher, founder, president, and chief scientist, Cryptography Research Inc.,
Christopher B. Lofgren, president and chief executive officer, Schneider National Inc., Green Bay, Wis. For development and implementation of supply-chain engineering concepts, software and technology for truck transportation and third-party logistics.
Mark S. Lundstrom, Don and Carol Scifres Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. For leadership in microelectronics and nanoelectronics through research, innovative education, and unique applications of cyberinfrastructure.
William S. Marras, Honda Endowed Chair, department of industrial and systems engineering,
Michael J. McGuire, Michael J. McGuire Inc.,
Robert D. Miller, manager, advanced organic materials,
Chad Alexander Mirkin, director, International Institute for Nanotechnology, and George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. For development of DNA programmable inorganic materials and dip pen nanolithography.
Umesh K. Mishra, professor, department of electrical and computer engineering,
C. Mohan, IBM Fellow,
Edward I. Moses, principal associate director, National Ignition Facility and Photon Science Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory,
Charles Noelke, DuPont Fellow, DuPont,
Matthew O'Donnell, Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of Engineering and professor of bioengineering,
George A. Olah, Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Chair in Organic Chemistry and director, Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. For contributions to the development of chemical technologies for environmentally favored and carbon-neutral energy conversion.
James F. Pankow, professor, department of chemistry and department of civil and environmental engineering,
Stavros S. Papadopulos, founder and senior principal, S.S. Papadopulos & Associates Inc.,
Stuart S.P. Parkin, IBM Fellow and manager, magnetoelectronics, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, Calif. For contributions to development of spin-engineered magnetic heterostructures for magnetic sensors and memory devices.
Claire L. Parkinson, senior scientist and Aqua Project Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. For leadership in understanding sea-ice changes through remote measurements and for leading NASA's Earth Observing System Aqua mission.
Percy A. Pierre, vice president and professor emeritus, department of electrical and computer engineering,
Chris D. Poland, chairman and chief executive officer, Degenkolb Engineers, San Francisco. For leadership in the development of performance-based design procedures and standards for evaluating seismic events and rehabilitating buildings.
Doraiswami Ramkrishna, Harry Creighton Peffer Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. For creation of new model concepts and solutions that improved the engineering of biological and particulate processes.
Mendel Rosenblum, associate professor of computer science and of electrical engineering,
Robert A. Scholtz, Fred H. Cole Professor of Engineering, department of electrical engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. For contributions to the fields of ultra-wideband and spread-spectrum communications.
Gurindar S. Sohi, John P. Morgridge Professor and E. David Cronon Professor of Computer Sciences, departments of computer sciences and electrical and computer engineering,
Howard A. Stone, Vicky Joseph Professor of Engineering and Applied Mathematics,
John A. Swanson, president, Swanson Analysis Services Inc., The Villages,
Richard Marker Swanson, president and chief technical officer, SunPower Corp.,
Edwin L. Thomas, department head and Morris Cohen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For development of novel photonic materials and determination of the morphology of block copolymers.
Robert W. Tkach, director, Transmission Systems Research, Alcatel-Lucent, Bell Labs,
Stephen David Umans, consultant,
Mark W. Verbrugge, director, Materials and Processes Laboratory, General Motors Research & Development and Strategic Planning,
Alan R. Washburn, distinguished professor emeritus of operations research,
Lawrence M. Wein, Paul E. Holden Professor of Management Science, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For model-based research to characterize and improve homeland security operations.
William L. "Red" Whittaker, Fredkin Professor of Robotics, The Robotics Institute,
Paul G. Yock, Martha Meier Weiland Professor,
Monika Auweter-Kurtz, president,
Jurjen Anno Battjes, professor emeritus, Delft University of Technology,
Sébastien Candel, professor and head, Ecole Centrale Paris and Institut Universitaire de France, Chatenay-Malabry. For significant contributions to solving multidisciplinary problems in the fields of combustion, fluid mechanics, aeroacoustics, and propulsion.
Xianghong Cao, chief technology officer, China Petroleum and Chemical Corp. (SINOPEC),
Brian L. Eyre, senior visiting fellow, department of materials,
Barrie Gilbert, fellow, Analog Devices Inc.,
Prakash C. Kapur, professor emeritus, Indian Institute of Technology,
Peter T. Kirstein, professor, department of computer science, University College London, U.K. For contributions to computer networking and for leadership in bringing the Internet to
Hendrik Van Brussel, professor, department of mechanical engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven,
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