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Date: Feb. 10, 2006
Contact: Kim Garcia, Membership Elections Manager
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

National Academy of Engineering Elects
76 Members and Nine Foreign Associates

WASHINGTON – The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 76 new members and nine foreign associates, NAE President Wm. A. Wulf announced today. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,216 and the number of foreign associates to 186.

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

Ilesanmi Adesida, interim dean, College of Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. For contributions to the nanometer-scale processing of semiconductor structures and applications in high-performance electronic and optoelectronic devices.

Rakesh Agrawal, IBM Fellow and senior manager, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, Calif. For the development of techniques for extracting information from very large databases.

Cristina H. Amon, Raymond J. Lane Distinguished Professor and director, Institute for Complex Engineered Systems, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. For advances in heat transfer and thermal design of portable electronics and for contributions to engineering education.

Mary Pikul Anderson, professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison. For leadership in the development of groundwater-flow models.

Dimitri A. Antoniadis, Ray and Maria Stata Chair of Electrical Engineering, department of electrical engineering and computer science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For contributions on microelectronics in field-effect devices and for silicon process modeling.

R. Lyndon Arscott, management consultant, Danville, Calif. For making health, safety, environmental protection, and sustainable development higher priorities in the oil industry.

Gregory B. Baecher, professor of civil and environmental engineering, University of Maryland, College Park. For the development, explication, and implementation of probabilistic- and reliability-based approaches to geotechnical and water-resources engineering.

Egon Balas, Thomas Lord University Professor of Operations Research, department of mathematics sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. For contributions to integer programming and its applications to the scheduling and planning of industrial facilities.

Mark A. Barteau, Robert L. Pigford Professor and chair, department of chemical engineering, University of Delaware, Newark. For advancing the fundamental understanding of surface chemical-reaction mechanisms and for the design and invention of new catalysts.

Toby Berger, Irwin and Joan Jacobs Professor of Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. For contributions to the theory and practice of lossy data compression.

Madan M. Bhasin, senior scientist, Union Carbide Corp., a subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Co., South Charleston, W.Va. For the development of efficient catalysts for the production of ethylene oxide and for contributions to the fundamental understanding of catalysts.

Manuel Blum, Bruce Nelson Professor of Computer Science, computer science department, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. For contributions to abstract complexity theory, inductive inference, cryptographic protocols, and the theory and applications of program checkers.

Samuel Wright Bodman, secretary, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C. For leadership and innovation in materials science and technology and for outstanding cabinet-level service to the U.S. government.

William J. Boettinger, fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md. For the application of rigorous principles of thermodynamics and kinetics to the design and control of critical industrial materials and processes.

Adrian R. Chamberlain, manager, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Denver. For innovations in the mobility, aesthetic, safety, and environmental aspects of transportation systems.

Josephine Cheng, IBM Fellow and vice president, IBM China Development Laboratories, Beijing. For sustained leadership and contributions to relational database technology and its pervasive applications to a wide range of digital operational systems.

W. Peter Cherry, chief analyst, Science Applications International Corp., Vienna, Va. For contributions to national security through planning and operational analyses of military forces, systems, and force-employment concepts.

Archie R. Clemins, owner and president, Caribou Technologies Inc., Boise, Idaho. For the creation and initial fielding of the U.S. Navy's transformational use of information, which has enabled net-centric operations.

Danny Cohen, distinguished engineer, Sun Microsystems Inc., Menlo Park, Calif. For contributions to the advanced design, graphics, and real-time network protocols of computer systems.

Robert Paul Colwell, independent consultant, Portland, Ore. For contributions to turning novel computer architecture concepts into viable, cutting-edge commercial processors.

Gary L. Cowger, global group vice president, General Motors Corp., Detroit. For contributions to the development and implementation of systems and methods that have dramatically improved flexibility, quality, and productivity in automobile manufacturing.

Robert A. Dalrymple, Willard & Lillian Hackerman Professor of Civil Engineering, department of civil engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. For contributions to theories and their application to coastal and ocean engineering.

L. Berkley Davis, chief engineer, systems/accessories, General Electric Co., Schenectady, N.Y. For innovations leading to the development and worldwide implementation of low-NOx-emission gas turbines for electric-power generation.

Vijay K. Dhir, distinguished professor and dean, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of California, Los Angeles. For work on boiling heat transfer and nuclear reactor thermal-hydraulics and safety.

Daniel W. Dobberpuhl, president and chief executive officer, P.A. Semi Inc., Menlo Park, Calif. For the innovative design and implementation of high-performance, low-power microprocessors.

Susan J. Eggers, Microsoft Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle. For contributions to the design and evaluation of advanced processor architectures.

Menachem Elimelech, Roberto C. Goizueta Professor of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, Conn. For contributions to the theory and practice of advanced filtration technologies for the treatment and reuse of potable water.

Richard G. Farmer, faculty research associate, department of electrical engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe. For the solution of problems in the dynamic operation of electric power systems, including subsynchronous resonance and system stabilization.

Katharine G. Frase, vice president of technology, IBM Corp., Somers, N.Y. For engineering contributions, including the use of lead-free materials, to the development of electronic packaging materials and processes.

Gary Harold Glover, professor of radiology and director, Radiological Sciences Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For research and engineering in the development of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.

David J. Goodman, professor of electrical and computer engineering, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, N.Y. For contributions to the theory and practice of wireless communications and digital signal processing.

Leslie Greengard, professor of mathematics, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York City. For work on the development of algorithms and software for fast multipole methods.

Michael D. Griffin, administrator, NASA, Washington, D.C. For technical leadership of the Delta 180/181/183 flight experiments that led to the first quantitative measurements of space intercept physics.

George M. Homsy, professor of mechanical and chemical engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara. For innovative experimental and theoretical studies of multiphase and interfacial flow phenomena and for the development of educational materials in fluid mechanics.

Davorin D. Hrovat, corporate technical specialist, Ford Research Laboratory, Dearborn, Mich. For contributions to the development of automotive controls that have led to improvements in performance, comfort, and safety.

Stephen B. Jaffe, retired distinguished scientific adviser, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co., Paulsboro, N.J. For the development of computer models describing complex petroleum-processing chemistry and kinetics and for contributions to the optimization of refining operations.

Frederick Jelinek, Julian Sinclair Smith Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. For contributions to statistical language processing with applications to automatic speech recognition.

M. Frans Kaashoek, professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For contributions to computer systems, distributed systems, and content-distribution networks.

Linda P.B. Katehi, dean of engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. For contributions to three-dimensional integrated circuits and on-wafer packaging and to engineering education.

Pradeep K. Khosla, dean of engineering and Phillip and Marsha Dowd Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. For contributions to design and sensor-based control in robotic systems for the assembly of high-precision electronics and for leadership in engineering education.

David B. Kirk, chief scientist, NVIDIA Corp., Santa Clara, Calif. For his role in bringing high-performance graphics to personal computers.

Martin Klein, president, Martin Klein Consultants, Andover, Mass. For the development of underwater imaging systems that have contributed to ocean exploration and the recovery of high-value objects.

Thomas L. Koch, Daniel E. '39 and Patricia Smith Chair and director, Center for Optical Technologies, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa. For contributions to optoelectronic technologies and their implementation in optical communications systems.

Demetrious C. Koutsoftas, associate principal and geotechnical group leader, Ove Arup & Partners, San Francisco. For advancing the state of practice and for the innovative design of soft-ground engineering and deep foundations.

John M. Kulicki, chief executive officer, president, and chief engineer, Modjeski and Masters Inc., Harrisburg, Pa. For the design of major bridges and for leadership in the development of load and resistance factor design specifications.

Sau-Hai (Harvey) Lam, Edwin Wilsey '04 Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. For contributions to aerospace engineering in the areas of plasma flows, combustion, turbulence, and adaptive controls.

James C.M. Li, professor, department of mechanical engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y. For contributions to micromechanics and mesoscopic mechanisms in materials and to the commercialization of amorphous metals.

John H. Linehan, vice president, The Whitaker Foundation, Arlington, Va. For research on the pulmonary mechanics and metabolism of critical bioactive agents and for innovations in bioengineering education and professional development.

Verne L. (Larry) Lynn, consultant, Naples, Fla. For outstanding leadership and vision in the development and application of unmanned aerospace vehicles, sensors, and systems.

Krzysztof Aleksander Matyjaszewski, J.C. Warner Professor of Chemistry and director, Center for Macromolecular Engineering, chemistry department, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. For expanding the capabilities of controlled/living polymerizations and developing ATRP, a robust catalytic process for the radical polymerization of monomers.

M. Douglas McIlroy, adjunct professor, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. For fundamental contributions to the development of computer operating systems and programming languages.

Paul V. Mockapetris, chairman and chief scientist, Nominum Inc., Redwood City, Calif. For contributions to the Internet, including pioneering and standardizing the Domain Name System.

Albert F. Myers, corporate vice president, strategy and technology, Northrop Grumman Corp., Los Angeles. For contributions to the fly-by-wire control system for NASA research aircraft and for leadership in the development of the B-2 Stealth aircraft flight-control system.

Devaraysamudram R. Nagaraj, research fellow, Cytec Industries Inc., Stamford, Conn. For contributions to the development and commercialization of novel reagents that have advanced the science of froth flotation.

Robert M. Oliver, chairman of the board, ANSER Corp., Arlington, Va. For leadership in the development of financial engineering and for the application of operations research to important public problems.

Roberto Padovani, executive vice president and chief technology officer, QUALCOMM Inc., San Diego. For innovations in wireless communication, particularly the evolution of CDMA for wireless broadband data.

Bernhard O. Palsson, professor, department of bioengineering, University of California, San Diego. For scholarship, technological advances, and entrepreneurial activities in metabolic engineering.

Jean-Yves Parlange, professor of biological and environmental engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. For fundamental contributions to the formulation of water flow and solute transport in soils and groundwater.

Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj, professor of electrical engineering (research), Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For contributions to the theory and practice of MIMO smart-antenna wireless technology.

Nicholas A. Peppas, Fletcher Stuckey Pratt Chair in Engineering, University of Texas, Austin. For contributions to the development of biomedical and drug-delivery applications of polymer networks and hydrogels.

Priya Prasad, Ford Technical Fellow and manager, safety research department, Ford Research Laboratory, Dearborn, Mich. For advances in automotive safety and impact biomechanics that have led to safer vehicles.

Lanny A. Robbins, research fellow, Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich. For the development of novel commercial separation and purification processes for environmental control that have greatly improved the removal of trace impurities.

Hans Thomas Rossby, professor of oceanography, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett. For development of deep-ocean instruments and their application in shaping an ocean observing system.

William S. Saric, professor of aerospace engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station. For contributions to the fundamental understanding and control of shear flow and boundary-layer transition.

Eric Schmidt, chairman of the executive committee and chief executive officer, Google Inc., Mountain View, Calif. For the development of strategies for the world's most successful Internet search engine company.

Ricardo B. Schwarz, fellow, materials science and technology division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, N.M. For contributions to the fundamental understanding of the synthesis and behavior of metallic glasses.

Surendra P. Shah, Walter P. Murphy Professor, department of civil and environmental engineering and director, Center for Advanced Cement-Based Materials, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. For work on advanced cement-based materials and for promoting interdisciplinary research and education on concrete materials.

Alvy Ray Smith, consultant, Seattle. For the development of digital imaging, compositing, and painting that have led to fundamental changes in the graphic arts and motion picture industries.

Ching Wan Tang, distinguished research fellow, research and development, Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, N.Y. For the invention of the organic light-emitting device and organic bilayer solar cell, the bases of modern organic electronics.

Alan I. Taub, executive director, research and development, General Motors Corp., Warren, Mich. For contributions to the development of innovative electrical materials and automotive technologies, and leadership in the globalization of automotive research.

Ali Galip Ulsoy, William Clay Ford Professor of Manufacturing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. For research on the dynamics and control of axially moving elastic materials and their implementation in automotive and manufacturing systems.

Vladimir N. Vapnik, fellow, NEC Laboratories America Inc., Princeton, N.J. For insights into the fundamental complexities of learning and for inventing practical and widely applied machine-learning algorithms.

Vaclav Vitek, professor, materials science and engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. For work in the development of the atomistic modeling of crystalline solids and their application to materials engineering.

Tommy M. Warren, director, Casing Drilling Research, Testco Corp., Houston. For pioneering inventions in drilling technology.

G. Paul Willhite, Ross H. Forney Distinguished Professor and chair co-director, Tertiary Oil Recovery Project; and co-director, Kansas University Energy Research Center, University of Kansas, Lawrence. For research, technology, and education outreach in tertiary oil-recovery processes.

Dusan Zrnic, senior scientist, National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, Okla. For the development of potent radar methods that have greatly improved operational weather detection and warning and advanced meteorological research.

New Foreign Associates

Charles Anthony Richard Hoare, senior researcher, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom. For fundamental contributions to computer science in the areas of algorithms, operating systems, and programming languages.

Evert Hoek, independent consulting engineer, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. For major worldwide contributions in the development and application of rational design procedures for engineered systems in rock.

Jörg Imberger, professor of environmental engineering and chair, Centre for Water Research, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia. For contributions to and international leadership in the environmental fluid dynamics of lakes, reservoirs, estuaries, and coastal seas.

Markus V. Pessa, professor, research director, Optoelectronics Research Centre, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland. For outstanding contributions to optoelectronic devices, and for exceptional leadership in establishing new semiconductor industries in Finland.

Andrea Rinaldo, professor of civil engineering, University of Padova, Padova, Italy. For contributions toward the understanding of the structure and organization of river basins and hydrologic transport processes.

Man Mohan Sharma, Emeritus Professor of Eminence, Mumbai University Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India. For contributions in multiphase reactions leading to rational design of reactive separations and leadership in shaping the Indian chemical industry.

Anthony P.F. Turner, head, Cranfield University, Silsoe, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. For the development of technology for glucose sensors, environmental monitors, and synthetic recognition molecules.

Kuang-Di Xu, president, Chinese Academy of Engineering, Beijing. For contributions to the efficient manufacturing of quality steels with minimal environmental impact.

Miranda G.S. Yap, executive director and professor, Bioprocessing Technology Institute, Singapore. For her outstanding achievements in education, research, and management in the field of mammalian cell culture.