Date: Feb. 11, 2005
Contact: Karen Spaulding, Director, Membership Office
National Academy of Engineering


National Academy of Engineering Elects
74 Members and 10 Foreign Associates

WASHINGTON – The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 74 new members and 10 foreign associates, NAE President Wm. A. Wulf announced today. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,195 and the number of foreign associates to 178.

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded 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

Rodney C. Adkins, vice president of development, IBM Systems and Technology Group, Somers, N.Y. For contributions to the development of world-class computer products, from personal computers to supercomputers.

Kurt Akeley, senior researcher, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing. For contributions to the architecture of 3-D graphics systems and the definition of Open GL, now the industry standard.

Paul G. Allen, chairman of the board of directors, Vulcan Inc., Seattle. For contributions to the creation of the personal computer software industry and the development of innovative technologies.

Ken E. Arnold, chairman and chief operating officer, Paragon Engineering Services, Houston. For contributions to the safety, design, and standardization of hydrocarbon production.

Ivo M. Babuska, Robert Trull Chair in Engineering, department of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics, University of Texas, Austin. For contributions to the theory and implementation of finite element methods for computer-based engineering analysis and design.

Marsha J. Berger, professor of computer science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York City. For developing adaptive mesh refinement algorithms and software that have advanced engineering applications, especially the analysis of aircraft and spacecraft.

Dimitris J. Bertsimas, Boeing Professor of Operations Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For contributions to optimization theory and stochastic systems and innovative applications in financial engineering and transportation.

Paul M. Bevilaqua, manager, Advanced Development Programs, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Palmdale, Calif. For theoretical contributions, practical innovations, and increased operational utility in vertical takeoff and landing aircraft.

Harvey W. Blanch, professor of chemical engineering, University of California, Berkeley. For scientific, engineering, and educational advances in enzyme engineering, bioseparations, and biothermodynamics.

Ilan Asriel Blech, president, Flexus Corp. (retired), Los Altos, Calif. For contributions to the analyses, characterizations, and solutions to materials problems in semiconductor device technology.

Mark T. Bohr, senior fellow and director of process architecture, Intel Corp., Hillsboro, Ore. For leadership in defining, developing, and implementing a manufacturable CMO/BiCMOS technology for microprocessor and logic products.

John Edward Bowers, professor of electrical and computer engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara. For contributions to the development of high-speed semiconductor lasers and other optical devices for optical switching and communications systems.

A. Robert Calderbank, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. For leadership in communications research, from advances in algebraic coding theory to signal processing for wire-line and wireless modems.

William J. Chancellor, professor, department of biological and agricultural engineering, University of California, Davis. For contributions to the understanding of, and engineering innovations for, agricultural technology in the United States and developing countries.

Chau-Chyun Chen, technology fellow, Aspen Technology Inc., Cambridge, Mass. For contributions to molecular thermodynamics and process-modeling technology for designing industrial processes with complex chemical systems.

A. James Clark, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Clark Enterprises Inc., Bethesda, Md. For the development of project controls and construction equipment, the creation of a major construction firm, and support for engineering education.

Edmund M. Clarke, FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. For contributions to the formal verification of hardware and software correctness.

James Q. Crowe, chief executive officer, Level 3 Communications Inc., Broomfield, Colo. For contributions to the development and deployment of Internet-based communication technologies and services.

David E. Culler, professor, computer science division, University of California, Berkeley. For contributions to scalable parallel processing systems, including architectures, operating systems, and programming environments.

Joseph M. DeSimone, William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor, department of chemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. For the development of environmentally friendly chemistries and processes for the synthesis of materials, especially new fluoropolymers.

Dominic M. Di Toro, Distinguished Professor, department of civil and environmental engineering, University of Delaware, Newark. For leadership in the development and application of mathematical models for establishing water-quality criteria and making management decisions.

Per Kristian Enge, professor and associate chair, School of Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For leadership in the development of augmentations to marine and aviation global positioning systems that have become worldwide standards.

Michael J. Fetkovich, senior principal reservoir engineer (retired), Phillips Petroleum Co., Bartlesville, Okla. For the development of widely used techniques for determining future oil and gas production and recoverable reserves.

Alexander G. Fraser, founder and president, Fraser Networks, Princeton, N.J. For contributions to the development of packet-switched networks, including virtual circuit switching and window flow control.

Gerald G. Fuller, professor of chemical engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For contributions to our understanding of the rheology of complex fluids and fluid interfaces and the development of unique rheo-optical techniques.

George Georgiou, Joe C. Walter Jr. Endowed Chair, department of chemical engineering, University of Texas, Austin. For protein engineering, especially the development of therapeutics to biological warfare agents, protein manufacturing technologies, and combinatorial library screening methodologies.

Richard D. Gitlin, senior vice president, Communications Sciences Research (retired), Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, Princeton, N.J. For contributions to communications systems and networking.

Steven A. Goldstein, Henry Ruppenthal Family Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. For contributions to our understanding of bone micromechanical and remodeling behaviors and their translations into gene therapies and fracture fixations.

Shafrira Goldwasser, RSA Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For contributions to cryptography, number theory, and complexity theory, and their applications to privacy and security.

Carol K. Hall, Alcoa Professor of Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. For applications of modern thermodynamic and computer-simulation methods to chemical engineering problems involving macromolecules and complex fluids.

James Robert Harris, president, J.R. Harris & Company Structural Engineers, Denver. For contributions to the development, improvement, and implementation of modern standards for the design of buildings.

Allan S. Hoffman, professor, department of bioengineering and chemical engineering, University of Washington, Seattle. For pioneering work on the medical uses of polymeric materials.

Gerard J. Holzmann, principal computer scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. For the creation of model checking systems for software verification.

Roger T. Howe, professor, department of electrical engineering and computer science, University of California, Berkeley. For contributions to the development of microelectromechanical systems in processes, devices, and systems.

John R. Howell, Ernest Cockrell Jr. Memorial Chair, department of mechanical engineering, University of Texas, Austin. For the development and dissemination of methods of addressing complex radiation heat-transfer problems.

John S. Hunter, Professor Emeritus, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. For the development and application of statistical methods for efficiently designed experiments and data interpretation.

Kenneth A. Jackson, Professor Emeritus of Materials Science, University of Arizona, Tucson. For advancing the science and technology of single crystal growth and materials made by casting.

Leah H. Jamieson, Ransburg Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and associate dean for undergraduate education, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. For innovations in integrating engineering education and community service.

Lawrence L. Kazmerski, director, National Center for Photovoltaics, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colo. For leadership in U.S. and global research in photovoltaics and solar technology.

Ilan M. Kroo, professor, department of aeronautics and astronautics, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For new concepts in aircraft design methodology and for the design and development of the SWIFT sailplane.

David A. Landgrebe, Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. For contributions to the development of multispectral technology for remote Earth sensing.

James O. Leckie, Peck Class of 1906 Professor, department of civil and environmental engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For advances in our understanding of metal and oxyanion adsorption on environmental surfaces that have led to novel strategies for soil and groundwater remediation.

Michael E. Lesk, professor of library and information studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J. For contributions to UNIX applications, information systems, and digital libraries.

Marc D. Levenson, editor in chief, Micro-Lithography World, Campbell, Calif. For the introduction of phase-shifting methods to improve optical lithography and for contributions to quantum spectroscopy.

Frances S. Ligler, senior scientist for biosensors and biomaterials, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. For the invention and demonstration of portable, automated biosensors for fast, onsite detection of pathogens, toxins, pollutants, drugs of abuse, and explosives.

Subhash Mahajan, chair, department of chemical and materials engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe. For advancing our understanding of structure-property relationships in semiconductors, magnetic materials, and materials for light-wave communication.

Arunava Majumdar, Almy and Agnes Maynard Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley. For contributions to nanoscale thermal engineering and molecular nanomechanics.

Robert M. McMeeking, professor of mechanical and environmental engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara. For contributions to the computational modeling of materials and for the development of codes widely used by industry.

Terence P. McNulty, president, T.P. McNulty and Associates Inc., Tucson, Ariz. For technical direction and leadership in mineral processing and hydrometallurgy.

R. Shankar Nair, senior vice president, Teng & Associates, Chicago. For contributions to the art and science of engineering through the design of innovative bridges and building structures.

Andrew J. Ouderkirk, corporate scientist, 3M Film and Light Management, St. Paul, Minn. For the development and commercialization of multilayer polymer films with unique optical properties.

Tresa M. Pollock, professor of materials science and engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. For contributions to our understanding of the processing and performance of advanced metallic materials.

Howard Raiffa, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University, Boston. For contributions to decision analysis, negotiation analysis, and engineering decision-making.

Raja V. Ramani, Professor Emeritus, mining and geoenvironmental engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park. For improvements in the health and safety of miners through a better understanding of the nature and control of airborne particulates.

Danny David Reible, Bettie Margaret Smith Chair in Environmental Health Engineering and professor of civil, architectural, and environmental engineering, University of Texas, Austin. For the development of widely used methods of managing contaminated sediments.

Howard B. Rosen, vice president of commercial strategy, Gilead Sciences Inc., Foster City, Calif. For the invention of bioerodible polymers and leadership in the development of drug-delivery systems.

Jonathan J. Rubinstein, senior vice president, iPod division, Apple Computer Inc., Cupertino, Calif. For the design of innovative personal computers and consumer electronics that have defined and led new industries.

Thomas L. Saaty, University Professor, Katz School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh. For the development and generalization of the analytic hierarchy process and the analytic network process in multicriteria decision-making.

Geert W. Schmid-Schoenbein, professor of bioengineering, University of California, San Diego. For improvements to our understanding of how white blood cells are activated and the effects on medicine and pharmacology.

Roger R. Schmidt, Distinguished Engineer, IBM Corp., Poughkeepsie, N.Y. For advances in thermal technologies for the cooling and temperature control of electronic equipment.

Neil G. Siegel, vice president of technology, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, Carson, Calif. For the development and implementation of the digital battlefield, an integral part of U.S. Army operations.

Subhash C. Singhal, Battelle Fellow and director of fuel cells, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Wash. For the development and promotion of solid oxide fuel cells for clean and efficient power generation.

Pol D. Spanos, L.B. Ryon Chair in Engineering, Rice University, Houston. For the development of methods of predicting the dynamic behavior and reliability of structural systems in diverse loading environments.

Jason L. Speyer, professor, mechanical and aerospace engineering department, University of California, Los Angeles. For the development and application of advanced techniques for optimal navigation and control of a wide range of aerospace vehicles.

Brian Stott, president, Stott Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz. For contributions to the reliability and security analysis of electric power systems and for leadership in power engineering education and research.

Carson W. Taylor, principal engineer, Bonneville Power Administration, Vancouver, Wash. For the development and application of methods to enhance reliability and dynamic performance of large interconnected electrical power systems.

Spencer R. Titley, professor of geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson. For contributions to our understanding of the genesis of porphyry copper deposits.

Jeffrey Wadsworth, director, chief executive officer, and president, UT-Battelle, LLC, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn. For research on high-temperature materials, superplasticity, and ancient steels and for leadership in national defense and science programs.

Frederick D. Weber, chief technology officer, AMD, Sunnyvale, Calif. For contributions to the design and implementation of mainstream and scalable microprocessor architectures.

George M. Whitesides, Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. For the development and promulgation of methods of self-assembly and soft lithography.

Jennifer Widom, professor of computer science and electrical engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For contributions to the design and implementation of active and semi-structured data management systems.

Bruce F. Wollenberg, professor of electrical and computer engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. For contributions to control centers for electric power grids and to power engineering education.

Ralph T. Yang, Dwight T. Benton Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. For the development of the theory, methods, and materials for the removal of environmentally hazardous compounds from transportation fuels and other difficult separations.

Thomas Leslie Youd, Professor Emeritus, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. For contributions to liquefaction hazard assessment, leadership in earthquake engineering, and service to the government and educational communities.

New Foreign Associates

Genevieve M. Comte-Bellot, Professor Emeritus, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Ecully, France. For contributions in fluid mechanics and acoustics.

Rik Willem Jan Huiskes, professor of biomedical engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands. For advancing the understanding of how bone prostheses affect the functioning of the living human skeleton.

Michael B. Jamiolkowski, professor and director of soil mechanics, department of structural and geotechnical engineering, Technical University of Torino, Torino, Italy. For the design and engineering of major projects on difficult soils, and for international leadership in geotechnical education and research.

William M. Kahan, professor, computer science division, University of California, Berkeley. For the development of techniques for reliable floating point computation, especially the IEEE Floating Point Standards.

Ora Kedem, professor, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. For contributions to the thermodynamics of irreversible transport processes and the development of separation processes for the treatment of water and wastewater.

Nikolay P. Laverov, vice president, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. For leadership in the uses of uranium and for the direction of national and international programs for the management of radioactive waste.

John D. Rhodes, executive chairman, Filtronic plc, Shipley, United Kingdom. For research, entrepreneurship, and commercial applications in circuit and microwave theory.

Fernando Samaniego, professor of petroleum engineering, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City. For studies on the effects of non-idealized properties and multi-phase conditions on reservoir performance and well testing.

Raymond E. Smallman, Emeritus Professor of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. For fundamental studies of defects in solids produced by irradiation damage and plastic deformation.

Walter M. Wonham, University Professor Emeritus, electrical and computer engineering, University of Toronto, Canada. For work on the geometric theory of linear systems and for bridging the gap between control theory and computer science.

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