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News from the National Academy of Engineering
Date: Feb. 16, 1999
Contacts: Saundra Armstrong, Senior Membership Assistant
Deborah Brandt, Director, Membership Office
(202) 334-2262

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

National Academy of Engineering Elects
80 Members and 8 Foreign Associates

WASHINGTON -- The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 80 engineers and eight foreign associates to membership in the Academy, NAE President Wm. A. Wulf announced today. This brings the Academy's total U.S. membership to 1,984 and the number of foreign associates to 154.

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made "important contributions to engineering theory and practice, including significant contributions to the literature of engineering theory and practice," and those who have demonstrated "unusual accomplishment in the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology."

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.

NAE New Members

Alfred V. Aho, associate research vice president, communications science research division, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Holmdel, N.J. For contributions to the fields of algorithms and programming tools.

Kyle T. Alfriend, professor and head, department of aerospace engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station. For theoretical contributions, applied research, and leadership in satellite orbital mechanics and spacecraft altitude control.

G. Ken Austin Jr., co-owner and president, A-dec Inc., Newberg, Ore. For inventing, designing, manufacturing, and marketing innovative dental equipment systems and facilities.

Benton F. Baugh, owner, Radoil Inc., Houston. For implementation of concepts for subsea equipment used in offshore oil production.

Mark G. Benz, metallurgist, General Electric Corporate Research and Development, Niskayuna, N.Y. For contributions to nuclear fuel bonding, superalloys, and superconductors.

Leon E. Borgman, professor of geology and statistics, University of Wyoming, Laramie. For contributions to the theory and practice of ocean wave statistics, probabilistic hydrodynamic loading, and risk analysis of ocean structures.

Robert W. Bower, professor, department of electrical and computer engineering, University of California, Davis. For inventing the self-aligned, gate ion-implanted MOSFET and for establishing ion implantation to fabricate semiconductor integrated circuits.

John F. Brady, professor of chemical engineering and executive officer for chemical engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. For work in elucidating the basic mechanics of and developing methods for the simulation of multiphase flows.

Corale L. Brierley, principal, Brierley Consultancy LLC, Highlands Ranch, Colo. For innovations applying biotechnology to mine production and remediation.

Melvin W. Carter, international radiation protection consultant, Atlanta. For leadership and teaching in radiation protection, health physics, and public health standards and practices.

John T. Christian, consulting engineer, Waban, Mass. For leadership in geotechnical earthquake engineering, computer methods in geotechnical engineering, and engineering education standards.

Wesley A. Clark, principal, Clark, Rockoff, and Associates, Brooklyn, N.Y. For the design of early computers.

David R. Clarke, professor, department of materials engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara. For research on the role of grain boundary phases and their importance to the engineering of technical ceramics.

Reg Davies, DuPont Fellow, particle science and technology center (PARSAT), E.I. duPont de Nemours & Co., Wilmington, Del. For the development of particle technology in the United States for business application and contributions to higher education.

James W. Demmel, professor, computer science division, University of California, Berkeley. For contributions to numerical linear algebra and scientific computing.

Alan H. Epstein, R.C. Maclaurin Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For time-resolved flow and heat transfer measurements in turbomechanics, and for conception and development of smart engines and microengines.

Francis B. Francois, retired executive director, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Washington, D.C. For engineering and policy leadership in surface transportation infrastructure and research.

Richard J. Fruehan, U.S. Steel Professor, department of materials science and engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. For research in iron and steel making.

Haren S. Gandhi, Ford Technical Fellow and manager, chemical engineering department, Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich. For contributions to the research and development of automotive catalysts.

Louis V. Gerstner Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, IBM Corp., Armonk, N.Y. For technical leadership in enhancing the competitiveness of U.S. industry.

Don P. Giddens, Lawrence L. Gellerstedt Jr. Chair in Bioengineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. For contributions to the understanding of the ultrasound and fluid mechanics of arteriosclerosis, and enhancing academic bioengineering education.

Bruce Hajek, professor, department of electrical and computer engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. For contributions to stochastic systems, communication networks, and control.

Patrick M. Hanrahan, professor of computer science and electrical engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For contributions to computer graphics and to the practice of rendering complex scenes.

David R. Heebner, proprietor, Heebner Associates, McLean, Va. For aerospace systems engineering accomplishments that have substantially improved our national security.

Andrew R. Hileman, consultant, Monroeville, Pa. For contributions to the understanding of lightning and its effects on electric power system performance.

Stanley Hiller Jr., founder, Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos, Calif. For leadership in helicopter development with great value to human life, safety, and quality.

Ronald A. Howard, professor of engineering-economics systems, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For contributions to the foundations of decision analysis and its application.

Salim M. Ibrahim, consultant, Geneva, Switzerland. For advances in elasticized fiber technology.

Donald L. Iglehart, professor, engineering-economics systems and operations research, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For contributions to queuing theory, simulation methodology, inventory control, and diffusion approximations.

Jeremy Isenberg, president and chief executive officer, Weidlinger Associates Inc., New York City. For contributions to designing and testing protective structures and detecting seismically vulnerable underground pipelines.

Wilfred D. Iwan, professor of engineering and applied mechanics and director, earthquake engineering research laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. For research on seismic performance of structures, and for leadership in earthquake hazard mitigation and improvement of public safety.

Sungho Jin, supervisor, applied materials and metallurgy group, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, N.J. For research on new magnetic materials and high-temperature superconductors.

William L. Johnson, Ruben and Donna Mettler Professor of Materials Science, Engineering, and Applied Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. For the development of bulk metallic glasses as structural materials.

Howard S. Jones Jr., retired chief of microwave research, Harry Diamond Laboratories, U.S. Department of the Army, Adelphi, Md. For the invention and development of antennas and microwave components for missiles and spacecraft.

Aravind K. Joshi, Henry Salvatori Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. For contributions to natural language processing.

William N. Joy, founder and chief scientist, Sun Microsystems, Aspen, Colo. For contributions to operating systems and networking software.

Stanley Kaplan, chairman, Bayesian Systems Inc., Rockville, Md. For providing the framework of a general theory of quantitative risk assessment and development of synthesis methods in reactor physics.

Hossein Kazemi, manager, reservoir technology, Marathon Oil Co., Littleton, Colo. For contributions to understanding multiphase flow in fractured porous systems, and for developing techniques to manage complex petroleum reservoirs.

Theodore C. Kennedy, chairman, BE&K Inc., Birmingham, Ala. For leadership and innovation in advancing the nation's construction industry.

Glenn F. Knoll, professor of nuclear engineering and radiological science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. For contributions and technical leadership in the field of ionizing radiation detection and application.

U. Fred Kocks, professor, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, N.M. For advancements in the theory of strength, kinetics of plasticity of metals, and texture analysis.

Frederick J. Krambeck, advanced senior consultant, Mobil Technology Co., Paulsboro, N.J. For advancing the theory of complex reacting mixtures, and applying chemical reaction engineering principles to the design of commercial processes.

Michael R. Ladisch, professor of food service and agricultural and biological engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. For developing and scaling-up new approaches and materials for process chromatography, absorptive bioseparations, and biocatalysis.

Ronald K. Leonard, retired director, John Deere Worldwide Tractor and Component Engineering, Galena, Ill. For contributions to the design and manufacturing of cotton harvesters, lawn and garden machines, and agricultural tractors.

Paul A. Libby, professor of fluid mechanics, University of California, San Diego. For contributions as a researcher, author, and educator who advanced knowledge of fluid dynamics, turbulence, and combustion through theoretical analyses.

Kuo-Nan Liou, professor and director, Institute of Radiation and Remote Sensing, University of California, Los Angeles. For contributions in the theories of radiation transfer and light scattering, with applications to remote sensing technology and climate modeling.

Richard J. Lipton, professor, department of computer science, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. For application of computer science theory to practice.

J. David Lowell, principal, Lowell Mineral Exploration, Rio Rico, Ariz. For demonstrating relationships among geologic systems, metallogenic provinces, and hidden ore deposits.

Nicky C. Lu, founder and president, Etron Technology Inc., Hsinchu, Taiwan. For contributions to high-speed dynamic memory chip design and cell array technology, and sustained technical leadership in the VSLI/memory industry.

Richard G. Luthy, Thomas Lord Professor of Environmental Engineering, department of civil and environmental engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. For leadership in the treatment of industrial waste waters, contaminated soils, and aquifers.

James J. Markowsky, executive vice president, power generation, American Electric Power Service Corp., Columbus, Ohio. For development and deployment of high-efficiency, low-emissions coal technologies including pressurized, fluidized bed plants.

Martin M. Mikulas Jr., professor of aerospace engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder. For contributions to the development of advanced structural concepts.

Marshall I. Nathan, professor of electrical engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. For contributions to semiconductor lasers.

John S. Newman, professor, chemical engineering department, University of California, Berkeley. For contributions to applied electrochemistry and for their reduction to practice through advances in electrochemical engineering.

Thomas J. O'Neil, executive vice president, operations, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., Cleveland. For contributions to the theory and practice of mining economics in mineral development and operations.

Donald W. Peaceman, consultant, Houston. For contributions to the development and usage of transient three-dimensional multiphase simulators for predicting performance of petroleum reservoirs.

William T. Plummer, director of optical engineering, Polaroid Corp., Cambridge, Mass. For contributions to optical science and engineering, and for leadership in high-volume manufacturing of precision optics.

Gary A. Pope, Texaco Centennial Chair in Petroleum Engineering and director, Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, University of Texas, Austin. For contributions to understanding multiphase flow and transport in porous media, and applications of these principles to improved oil recovery and aquifer remediation.

Eugene M. Rasmusson, senior research scientist, department of meteorology, University of Maryland, College Park. For contributions to understanding climate variability and establishing the basis for practical predictions of El Niño.

Lee R. Raymond, chairman and chief executive officer, Exxon Corp., Irving, Texas. For keeping a major oil company at the forefront of exploration and production technology.

Bernard I. Robertson, senior vice president, engineering technologies, and general manager, truck operations, DaimlerChrysler Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich. For technical contributions and leadership in the design and manufacture of highly reliable and affordable vehicles and their powertrains.

B. Don Russell Jr., associate vice chancellor for engineering and associate dean for research, Texas A&M University, College Station. For leadership in electric power engineering and contributions to power system protection.

Jerald L. Schnoor, University of Iowa Foundation Distinguished Professor, University of Iowa, Iowa City. For research and engineering leadership in development, validation, and utilization of mathematical models for global environmental decision-making.

Frieder Seible, professor of structural engineering and chair, division of structural engineering, University of California, San Diego. For contributions to research, development, and applications in seismic analysis, and the design, construction, and retrofitting of bridges.

Patricia G. Selinger, IBM fellow and director, database integration, IBM Almaden Corp., San Jose, Calif. For leadership and contributions to relational database technology.

Freeman D. Shepherd, retired senior scientist for infrared arrays and sensors, Rome Laboratory, U.S. Department of the Air Force, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. For contributions to metal-silicide devices and infrared cameras.

Peter G. Simpkins, distinguished member of technical staff, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, N.J. For contributions to the understanding and development of processes fundamental to the manufacture of low-loss, high-strength optical fiber.

Katepalli R. Sreenivasan, Harold W. Cheel Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, Conn. For the application of modern non-linear dynamics to turbulent flows.

Rangaswamy Srinivasan, president, UV Tech Associates, Ossining, N.Y. For ultraviolet laser processing of polymers and its extension to refractive surgery of the cornea.

John P. Stenbit, executive vice president, telecommunications, TRW Space, Defense, and Information Systems, Fairfax, Va. For contributions to the development and leadership in implementation of system architecture for complex military and communication systems.

George Stephanopoulos, A.D. Little Professor of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For contributions to the research, industrial practice, and education of process systems engineering, and for international intellectual and professional leadership.

Lawrence D. Stone, senior vice president and chief operating officer, Metron Inc., Reston, Va. For contributions to optimal search theory and practice.

James R. Swartz, professor of chemical engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For contributions to the design, scale-up, and yield improvement of recombinant protein production systems.

Frank E. Talke, professor, Center for Magnetic Recording Research, University of California, San Diego. For work in tribology and mechanics of magnetic storage systems, ink jet technology, and interferometric instrumentation, and for bridging industrial and academic research.

Peter B. Teets, president and chief operating officer, Lockheed Martin Corp., Bethesda, Md. For contributions to the nation's space and launch vehicle programs and for management of aerospace programs.

Robert V. Thomann, professor emeritus, environmental engineering department, Manhattan College, Riverdale, N.Y. For contributions to the prediction and management of water quality in streams, estuaries, lakes, and oceans.

Charles R. Trimble, president and chief executive officer, Trimble Navigation Ltd., Sunnyvale, Calif. For contributions to navigational systems.

Pravin P. Varaiya, professor, electrical engineering and computer science, University of California, Berkeley. For contributions to the theory of systems and control.

Charles L. Wagner, consultant, Export, Pa. For contributions to electric power system engineering and standards.

Leo Young, consultant, Bethesda, Md. For contributions to microwave technology and to the management of national security research.

NAE New Foreign Associates

Vitelmo V. Bertero, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering, University of California, Berkeley. For contributions to improvements in seismic design and the construction of steel and reinforced concrete structures.

Ghislain de Marsily, professor of geology and director, Laboratoire de Géologie Appliquée, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris. For leadership in advancing the science and engineering of hydrogeology, especially in contaminant transport and nuclear waste isolation.

Gilbert F. Froment, professor emeritus of chemical engineering, Universiteit Gent, Belgium. For application of fundamental approaches in the analysis of complex, industrially important processes and reactors.

Martin Grötschel, vice president, Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum, Berlin. For contributions to combinatorial optimization and its applications.

Julia S. Higgins, professor of polymer science, department of chemical engineering, Imperial College, London. For application of neutron scattering and reflectivity to polymeric materials, and for service to the scientific community.

Tsuneo Nakahara, vice chairman, Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd., Osaka, Japan. For contributions and leadership in the development and industrialization of materials for optical communications.

Timothy J. Pedley, G.I. Taylor Professor of Fluid Mechanics, department of applied mathematics and theoretical physics, University of Cambridge, England. For research on biofluid dynamics, collapsible tube flow, and the theory of swimming of fish and microorganisms.

Amir Pnueli, professor of computer science, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. For the invention of temporal logic and other tools for designing and verifying software and systems.