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Date: Feb. 16, 2001
Contact: Deborah Brandt, Director, Membership Office
National Academy of Engineering
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

National Academy of Engineering Elects
74 Members and Eight Foreign Associates

WASHINGTON -- The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 74 engineers and eight foreign associates to its membership, NAE President Wm. A. Wulf announced today. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,061 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.

New Members

Rodica A. Baranescu, chief engineer, performance analysis department, Navistar International Transportation Corp., Melrose Park, Ill. For research leading to effective and environmentally sensitive diesel and alternative-fuel engines and leadership in automotive engineering.

Frank S. Barnes, director of interdisciplinary telecommunications program, electrical and computer engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder. For fundamental research on biological effects of electromagnetic fields, surgical procedures, and contributions to telecommunications education.

Steven Bellovin, technical leader, AT&T Labs – Research, Florham, N.J. For contributions to network applications and security.

Meyer J. Benzakein, general manager, advanced engineering programs, GE Aircraft Engines, Cincinnati. For achievements in international technical cooperation and propulsion engine technology.

Dimitri P. Bertsekas, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For pioneering contributions to fundamental research, practice, and education of optimization/control theory, and especially its application to data communication networks.

Rafael L. Bras, Bacardi and Stockholm Water Foundations Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and head, department of civil and environmental engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For innovation in hydrological forecasting and hydrometeorology through application of new technology, probability, and statistics, and for the advancement of civil engineering education.

George H. Brimhall, professor of geology and director, Earth Resources Center, department of geology and geophysics, University of California, Berkeley. For contributions to the advancement of geological modeling and ore deposit exploration.

Joost A. Businger, independent consultant, Anacortes, Wash. For contributions to the field of atmospheric turbulence transport and its applications.

E. Dean Carlson, secretary of transportation, Kansas Department of Transportation, Topeka. For outstanding leadership and dedication in developing national highway policy, systems management initiatives, and research programs.

William Cavanaugh III, chairman, president, and chief executive officer, Progress Energy, Raleigh, N.C. For contributions to excellence in the generation of electricity from nuclear power by establishing and achieving exemplary levels of performance.

John Cioffi, professor of electrical engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For contributions to the theory and practice of high-speed digital communications.

Richard W. Couch Jr., president, chairman, founder, owner, and principal engineer, Hypertherm Inc., Hanover, N.H. For technological innovation and engineering entrepreneurship in making plasma-arc the dominant thermal metal-cutting process in use today and his company the world's leading manufacturer.

Natalie W. Crawford, vice president and director, RAND Project Air Force Division, Santa Monica, Calif. For outstanding engineering, development, and analytical contributions to planning for the U.S. Air Force.

Robert F. Davis, Kobe Steel Ltd. Distinguished University Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. For contributions in the development of silicon carbide and group III-nitrides as practical electronic materials for devices.

Mark E. Dean, vice president and fellow, systems research, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, N.Y. For innovative and pioneering contributions to personal computer development.

Jack J. Dongarra, distinguished professor, computer science department, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. For contributions to numerical software, parallel and distributed computation, and problem-solving environments.

David A. Edwards, president and chief scientific officer, Advanced Inhalation Research Inc., Cambridge, Mass. For transfer of scientific principles of engineering to industry, including invention and commercial development of a novel, generic aerosol drug-delivery system.

Antonio L. Elias, senior vice president and general manager for advanced programs, Orbital Sciences Corp., Dulles, Va. For conception and execution of a new generation of Earth-orbit transportation systems.

Bruce Ellingwood, chair, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. For leadership in the use of probability and statistics in the design of structures and in the development of new design criteria.

Lawrence B. Evans, chairman and chief executive officer, Aspen Technologies Inc., Cambridge, Mass. For leadership in the development and application of integrated systems for modeling, simulation, and optimization of industrial chemical processes.

Liang-Shih Fan, Distinguished University Professor and chair of chemical engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus. For leadership and contributions to research and education in the field of fluidization and particle technology.

Eugene C. Figg Jr., president and chief executive officer, Figg Engineering Group, Tallahassee, Fla. For leadership in architectural excellence, structural innovation, and efficient construction of major bridges.

James G. Fujimoto, professor of electrical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For pioneering contributions to and commercialization of optical coherence tomography (OCT).

Alice P. Gast, professor of chemical engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For contributions to the understanding of the structure of complex fluids, especially polymeric and electro-rheological fluids, and to engineering education.

Eddy W. Hartenstein, president, DIRECTV Inc., and corporate senior executive vice president, Hughes Consumer Sector, Hughes Electronics Corp., El Segundo, Calif. For leadership in developing and implementing satellite digital video and data transmission systems for direct delivery into homes.

Karl Hess, Swanlund Endowed Chair and professor, department of electrical and computer engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. For contributions to hot electron transport and the numerical simulation of semiconductor devices.

W. Daniel Hillis, founder, Applied Minds, Glendale, Calif. For advances in parallel computers, parallel software, and parallel storage.

Gerald D. Hines, founder and chairman, Hines, Houston. For global leadership in engineering advancements that set the standard for innovative and efficient design in the commercial building industry.

Thom J. Hodgson, James T. Ryan Professor of Industrial Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. For contributions to the advancement of industrial, manufacturing, and operational systems in industry, academia, and government.

Thomas S. Huang, professor, department of electrical and computer engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. For contributions to the theory and practice of image compression, retrieval, and analysis.

Fazle Hussain, Cullen Distinguished Professor, mechanical engineering department, University of Houston, Houston. For fundamental experiments and concepts concerning important structures in turbulence, vortex dynamics, and acoustics, and for new turbulence measurement techniques.

Shirley A. Jackson, president, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y. For contributions to industry research, education, and the formation of the International Nuclear Regulators Association.

David Jenkins, professor emeritus, department of civil and environmental engineering, University of California, Berkeley. For theoretical and practical contributions to improving water quality worldwide through applied research on biological waste-water treatment processes.

Barry C. Johnson, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Honeywell International, Morristown, N.J. In recognition of technical and strategic industry leadership in semiconductor devices, processes, and packaging technologies.

Marshall G. Jones, senior mechanical engineer, GE Corporate Research and Development, Niskayuna, N.Y. For pioneering contributions to the application of high-power lasers in industry.

Kristina B. Katsaros, director, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, Miami. For basic advances of ocean-atmosphere energy exchange through innovative measurement techniques.

Sangtae Kim, vice president and information officer, Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis. For contributions to microhydrodynamics, protein dynamics, and drug discovery through the application of high-performance computing.

Raymond J. Krizek, Stanley F. Pepper Professor of Civil Engineering and director, master of project management professional degree program, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. For advancements in soil-structure interaction, disposal of waste slurries, mechanical properties of grouted sands, and engineering behavior of soils.

Raymond C. Kurzweil, founder, chairman, and chief executive officer, Kurzweil Technologies Inc., Wellesley Hills, Mass. For application of technology to improve human-machine communication.

Stephanie L. Kwolek, research associate (retired) and consultant, E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co., Wilmington, Del. For contributions to the discovery, development, and liquid-crystal processing of high-performance aramid fibers.

Max G. Lagally, E.W. Mueller Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison. For contributions to surface science, in particular in semiconductor film growth and in the development of novel analytical techniques.

Douglas A. Lauffenburger, co-director, division of bioengineering and environmental health, and director, biotechnology process engineering center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For contributions in molecular and cellular engineering and for interfacing modern biology with engineering principles.

Brian R. Lawn, NIST fellow, materials science and engineering laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Md. For elucidating the basic principles of brittle fracture that are essential to our understanding of the fracture of complex engineering materials.

Edward D. Lazowska, professor and chair, department of computer science and engineering, University of Washington, Seattle. For leadership and contributions to computer performance evaluation and distributed systems.

Nancy A. Lynch, NEC Professor of Software Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For the development of theoretical foundations for distributed computing.

Christopher W. Macosko, professor, department of chemical engineering and materials science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. For the invention, development, and dissemination of new methods of reactive polymer processing and rheological property measurement.

Alfred E. Mann, founder and chairman, MiniMed Inc., Northridge, Calif. For innovations and entrepreneurship in cardiac pacing technology, insulin delivery, and neural prostheses.

Larry V. McIntire, E.D. Butcher Professor and chair, department of bioengineering, and chair, Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Rice University, Houston. For pioneering research in cellular and tissue engineering and for leadership in engineering education.

Benjamin F. Montoya, chairman and chief executive officer (retired), and member, board of directors, Public Service Co. of New Mexico, Albuquerque. For environmental and organizational leadership in both the U.S. Navy and public power sector while maintaining total dedication to societal values.

Frederick J. Moody, consulting engineer, GE Nuclear Energy (retired), Murphys, Calif. For pioneering and vital contributions to the safety design of boiling water reactors, and for his role as educator.

Norman R. Morrow, professor of chemical and petroleum engineering, University of Wyoming, Laramie. For contributions to the understanding of interfacial phenomena governing wettability, connate water saturation, and spontaneous imbibition.

Sia Nemat-Nasser, John Dove Isaacs Professor of Natural Philosophy, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and director, center of excellence for advanced materials, University of California, San Diego. For pioneering micromechanical modeling and novel experimental evaluations of the responses and failure of modes of heterogenous solids and structures.

Amos M. Nur, Wayne Loel Professor of Earth Sciences, professor of geophysics, and director of the Stanford Rock Physics and Borehole Geophysics project, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For founding and establishing rock physics technology for quantifying rock properties from remote seismic measurements.

Robert S. O'Neil, chief executive officer emeritus, Parsons Transportation Group Inc., Washington, D.C. For leadership in the establishment and growth of environmentally responsible transportation throughout the world.

John K. Ousterhout, chief scientist, Interwoven Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif. For improving our ability to program computers by raising the level of abstraction.

James J. Padilla, group vice president, global manufacturing, Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich. For original contributions to the improvement of the efficiency of engineering and manufacturing in the transportation industry.

Paul S. Peercy, dean, college of engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison. For significant fundamental discoveries, important new measurement techniques, and visionary leadership in creating and managing outstanding laboratories in materials research.

Kurt E. Petersen, president, Cepheid, Sunnyvale, Calif. For contributions to the research and commercialization of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).

Albert P. Pisano, FANUC Chair of Mechanical Systems and director, electronics research laboratory, University of California, Berkeley. For contributions to the design, fabrication, commercialization, and educational aspects of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).

H. Vincent Poor, professor of electrical engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. For contributions to signal detection and estimation and their applications in digital communications and signal processing.

Robert O. Ritchie, head, structural materials department, materials science division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and professor of materials science, department of materials science and engineering, University of California, Berkeley. For contributions to the understanding of fatigue fracture and the failure of engineering structures.

Lloyd Robeson, principal research associate, Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Allentown, Pa. For significant scientific and technological contributions in polymer blends and engineering polymers.

Theodore Rockwell, principal officer (retired), MPR Associates, Chevy Chase, MD. For contributions to the development of reactor shielding technology and nuclear-power reactor safety.

Sosale S. Sastry, director, electronics research laboratory, and professor, electrical engineering and computer sciences, University of California, Berkeley. For pioneering contributions to the design of hybrid and embedded systems.

Peter C. Schultz, president, Heraeus Amersil Inc., Duluth, Ga. For invention and development of manufacturing methods and glass compositions for low-attenuation glass fibers for optical communication.

Mordecai Shelef, corporate technical specialist, Ford Research Laboratory, Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich. For contributions to the science and engineering of automotive exhaust catalysis.

Guy L. Steele Jr., distinguished engineer, Sun Microsystems, Burlington, Mass. For contributions to the design, specification, and engineering of programming languages.

George L. Stegemeier, president, GLS Engineering Inc., Houston. For contributions to thermal oil recovery and in situ remediation.

Dwight C. Streit, technical fellow and director, advanced semiconductors, TRW Space & Electronics Group, Redondo Beach, Calif. For contributions to the development and production of heterojunction transistors and circuits.

Gerald B. Stringfellow, dean, College of Engineering, and distinguished professor of materials science and engineering and electrical engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. For leadership in the development of III/V semiconductor alloys, including the organo-metallic vapor phase epitaxy (OMVPE) growth technique, for modern electronic and photonic devices.

James M. Tien, professor and chair, department of decision sciences and engineering systems, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y. For contributions to the development and application of systems engineering concepts and methodologies to improve public services and engineering education.

Don Walsh, president, International Maritime Inc., Myrtle Point, Ore. For contributions to the development and advancement of deep-sea engineering systems.

Chris G. Whipple, principal, Environ, Emeryville, Calif. For developing innovative risk assessment methodologies and for their application to issues of national importance.

Marvin H. White, Sherman Fairchild Professor of Electrical Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa. For contributions to solid-state imagers and for advances in silicon devices and technology.

New Foreign Associates

Eric Ash, treasurer and vice president, The Royal Society, London, England. For innovations in optics and acoustics and for leadership in education.

P. Ole Fanger, director, International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy, department of energy engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby. For significant interdisciplinary research on the influence of indoor environment on human comfort, health, and productivity.

Knut Sven Eric Forssberg, professor of mineral processing, Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden. For innovative fundamental and applied contributions to processing complex ores and recycling waste materials and for international leadership in mineral processing.

Peter Bernhard Hirsch, professor emeritus, department of materials, University of Oxford, Oxford, England. For experimentally establishing the role of dislocations in plastic flow and of electron microscopy as a tool for materials research.

Suzanne Lacasse, managing director, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo. For enlightened direction of the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute and for advancements in foundation engineering for offshore structures.
Wolfgang Schmidt, director, aeronautics, defence, and space research program, DaimlerChrysler Corp., Stuttgart, Germany. For outstanding contributions to computational aerodynamics and air vehicle design and engineering, and for promoting international leadership and cooperation.

Viggo Tvergaard, professor, department of solid mechanics, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby. For contributions to the theory of stability and the understanding of failure phenomena in solids and structures.

Felix J. Weinberg, professor emeritus of combustion physics, Imperial College, London, England. For contributions to the understanding, diagnostics, and applications of a wide range of flame and combustion processes.