Date: Feb. 17, 2000
Contacts: Madeline Williams, Senior Membership Assistant
Deborah Brandt, Director, Membership Office
(202) 334-2262

National Academy of Engineering Elects
78 Members and 8 Foreign Associates

WASHINGTON -- The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 78 engineers and eight foreign associates to membership in the Academy, NAE President Wm. A. Wulf announced. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,027 and the number of foreign associates to 157.

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

Frances H. Arnold, professor of chemical engineering and biochemistry, division of chemistry and chemistry and chemical engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. For integration of fundamentals in molecular biology, genetics, and bioengineering to the benefit of life science and industry.

James P. Bagian, director, VA National Center for Patient Safety, Veterans Health Administration Ann Arbor VAMC, Ann Arbor, Mich. For integration of engineering and medical knowledge in applications to aerospace systems, environmental technology, and patient safety.

Clyde N. Baker Jr., senior principal engineer, STS Consultants Ltd., Vernon Hills, Ill. For advancements in the engineering and construction of deep foundations for safe support of the world's tallest buildings.

Tamer Basar, Fredric G. and Elizabeth H. Nearing Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. For development of dynamic game theory and application to robust control of systems with uncertainty.

James R. Bassingthwaighte, professor of bioengineering, biomathematics, and radiology, University of Washington, Seattle. For contributions to integrative physiology and bioengineering using transport theory and computational methods.

Howard R. Baum, NIST fellow, building and fire research laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md. For developing and implementing broadly applicable analytical models and numerical tools for understanding and mitigating fire phenomena.

James F. Blinn, graphics fellow, Microsoft Research, Redmond, Wash. For contributions to the technology of educational use of computer graphics and for expository articles.

Seth Bonder, president, chief executive officer and founding member, Vector Research Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich. For technical and organizational leadership in military and civilian operations research.

Ned H. Burns, Zarrow Centennial Professor of Engineering, department of civil engineering, University of Texas, Austin. For contributions to development and education in prestressed concrete including unbonded tendon building slabs and high-performance concrete bridges.

Edwin E. Catmull, executive vice president and chief technology officer, Pixar Animation Studios, Richmond, Calif. For leadership in the creation of digital imagery, leading to the introduction of fully synthetic visual effects and motion pictures.

James W. Cooley, adjunct professor, electrical engineering department, University of Rhode Island, Kingston. For the creation and development of the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) algorithm for time series analysis.

W. Gene Corley, vice president, Construction Technology Laboratories, Skokie, Ill. For leadership in raising the standards of the engineering profession for construction of buildings and bridges.

Charles R. Cutler, senior adviser, Aspen Technology, Port Arkansas, Texas. For invention, development, and commercial implementation of a new-generation digital process control technology.

David E. Daniel, professor and head, department of civil and environmental engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. For leadership in developing the geoenvironmental engineering field, and major contributions to engineering practice involving landfills and waste containment systems.

Pablo G. Debenedetti, Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science, department of chemical engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. For microscopic theory, insight embodied in a scholarly monograph, and application of supercritical and metastable fluids.

Richard E. DeVor, Grayce Wicall Gauthier Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, department of mechanical and industrial engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. For contributions to the field of manufacturing research and its applications.

Michael Ettenberg, corporate senior vice president, Sarnoff Corp., Princeton, N.J. For contributions to the advances in optoelectronic components, including the evolution of practical and reliable semiconductor lasers.

Delores M. Etter, deputy undersecretary of defense of science and technology, office of the secretary of defense, Washington, D.C. For the authorship of textbooks on computer applications in engineering, contributions to digital signal processing, and service to the profession.

Millard S. Firebaugh, vice president of advanced development, Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn. For innovation and U.S. Navy leadership in submarine design, propulsion, and construction.

Jean M.J. Fréchet, professor, college of chemistry, University of California, Berkeley. For contributions to the discovery, development, and engineering of new materials for microlithography and separation technologies.

Ivan T. Frisch, executive vice president and provost, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, N.Y. For innovation and implementation of data, voice, and integrated communication networks.

Charles D. Greskovich, senior research and development scientist, General Electric Research and Development Center, Niskayuna, N.Y. For innovations in technical ceramics and their manufacturing processes.

Ignacio E. Grossmann, Rudolph R. and Florence Dean Professor of Chemical Engineering, department of chemical engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. For leadership in mixed integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) model formulation and solution for process design and operation.

Larry L. Hench, associate director, interdisciplinary research center in biomedical materials; and professor of ceramic materials, Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, University of London, United Kingdom. For the development of bioactive glasses for human prostheses and fundamental studies of glass corrosion.

John P. Holdren, Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. For articulation of energy environmental and proliferation issues.

Norden E. Huang, research oceanographer, laboratory of hydrospace processes, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. For contributions to the analysis of nonlinear stochastic signals and related mathematical applications in engineering, biology, and other sciences.

Srinivasa H. Iyengar, consultant, Skidmore, Owings, Merrill, Evanston, Ill. For leadership and contributions in structural design of tall buildings and long-span structures and advances in fire-resistive construction.

Forrester T. Johnson, manager, Boeing Co., Seattle. For the development of CFD codes bringing aerodynamic modeling of complex configurations within the means and capabilities of project engineers.

Randy H. Katz, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, University of California, Berkeley. For contributions to high-performance input/output systems, engineering education, and government service.

David M. Kelley, founder and chief executive officer, IDEO Product Development, Palo Alto, Calif. For creation of products of diversity and for affecting the practice of design.

Justin E. Kerwin, professor of naval architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For research and development of computational methods used in propeller design and in the prediction of sailing yacht performance.

Albert I. King, distinguished professor of mechanical engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit. For advances in understanding the mechanism, response, and tolerance of the human body to normal and traumatic loading.

Jack L. Koenig, professor of macromolecular science and the Donnell Institute Professor, department of macromolecular science, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland. For applications of spectroscopic methods of polymeric materials.

William J. Koros, B.F. Goodrich Professor in Materials Engineering, department of chemical engineering, University of Texas, Austin. For innovations in new materials and membrane structures for separation of gas mixtures.

Don Kozlowski, former senior vice president, military transport aircraft, McDonnell Douglas (now the Boeing Co.), St. Louis. For effective program management in restructuring the C-17 program.

Way Kuo, Halliburton Professor and head, department of industrial engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station. For contributions to reliability design for microelectronics products and systems.

Shung-Wu (Andy) Lee, retired founder and head of DEMACO (now part of Science Applications International Corp.), Champaign, Ill. For contributions to the understanding of radar scattering from complex objects and stealth aircraft technology.

Frederick J. Leonberger, vice president and chief technology officer, JDS Uniphase, Bloomfield, Conn. For contributions and leadership in the development and applications of integrated optics modulators.

Octave Levenspiel, professor emeritus, department of chemical engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis. For contributions in chemical reaction engineering and introducing these into the profession as a cornerstone of the basic curriculum.

Nancy G. Leveson, professor of aerospace information systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For contributions to software safety.

Y.K. Lin, Charles E. Schmidt Eminent Scholar Chair in Engineering; and director, center for applied stochastics research, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. For research contributions to the theory of stochastic dynamics and its applications to engineering structures.

Cecil Lue-Hing, director of research and development, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. For contributions to the practice of water pollution control engineering, particularly biosolids management.

Noel C. MacDonald, professor, department of mechanical and environmental engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara. For contributions to the development of the Scanning Auger Microprobe and Micromachined Micro-Instruments.

Henry (Harry) McDonald, director, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. For leadership of a major national aeronautical laboratory, development of the block implicit method for CFD, and co-invention of a valuable medical-assist device.

William J. McNutt, consultant, Pittsfield, Mass. For contributions to the design and development of large power transformers.

Dane A. Miller, president and chief executive officer, Biomet Inc., Warsaw, Ind. For outstanding contributions to the orthopedic implant industry, for successfully creating a multinational corporation, and for unparalleled leadership in the biomedical engineering community.

Peter F. Moulton, chief technology officer and senior vice president, Q-Peak Inc., Bedford, Mass. For the titanium sapphire laser and the technology of all-solid state, turnable, and ultrashort-pulse laser systems.

Alan Needleman, professor, solid mechanics group, division of engineering, Brown University, Providence, R.I. For research in computational solid mechanics and its application to damage and fracture mechanics.

Donald R. Olander, professor, department of nuclear engineering, University of California, Berkeley. For research on nuclear materials including nuclear fuel element behavior in power reactors.

Franklin M. Orr Jr., dean, School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For contributions to understanding of complex multicomponent flows in porous media and its applications to the design of enhanced oil recovery processes; and for superb academic leadership.

Yih-Ho Michael Pao, retired chairman and chief executive officer, Waterjet International Inc., Houston. For research, development, and commercialization of water-jet technology for machining, trenchless boring, and surface preparation.

Celestino R. Pennoni, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Pennoni Associates Inc., Philadelphia. For advancing innovative principles in the art and science of engineering, engineering education, and engineering management.

Edward W. Price, Regents' Professor Emeritus, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. For critical contributions to the understanding of solid propellant combustion and solid rockets developments.

Henry H. Rachford Jr., principal technical adviser, Stoner Associates Inc., Houston. For contributions in the numerical solution of partial differential equations to solve petroleum reservoir and pipeline hydraulics problems.

Kenneth J. Richards, president, Alta International Inc., Edmond, Okla. For contributions in the development of advanced copper smelting technology.

Robert L. Sackheim, assistant director, space propulsion systems, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala. For contributions to space and missile propulsion technology and programs.

Stuart B. Savage, professor emeritus of civil engineering and applied mechanics, department of civil engineering and applied mechanics, McGill University, Montreal. For contributions to the mechanics of granular flows that have laid the foundation for wide-ranging applications of particle technology.

Jacob T. Schwartz, mathematics and computer science professor, Courant Institute, New York University, New York City. For contributions to the theory and practice of programming language design, compiler technology, and parallel computation.

Shirley E. Schwartz, retired senior staff research scientist, General Motors Research and Development Center, Warren, Mich. For contributions to lubrication engineering and for enriching the technical community through free-lance writing.

Hratch G. Semerjian, director, chemical science and technology laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md. For developing powerful laser diagnostics of flames, and for providing measurement methods, standards, and data to the chemical and biochemical industry.

Daniel Shechtman, distinguished professor, department of materials engineering, Technion, Haifa, Israel. For the discovery and characterization of quasi-crystals.

Hanif D. Sherali, Charles O. Gordon Endowed Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg. For engineering system design based on optimization theory.

Daniel P. Siewiorek, Buhl Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. For contributions to wearable computers, multiprocessor design, reliable systems, and automated design synthesis.

Marwan A. Simaan, Bell of Pennsylvania/Bell Atlantic Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh. For contributions to the development of signal processing techniques for imaging the Earth's subsurface zone.

W. David Sincoskie, vice president, Internet architecture research laboratory, Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bellcore), Morristown, N.J. For contributions in packet switching for integrated networks.

Robert M. Sneider, president, Robert M. Sneider Exploration Inc., Houston. For teaching and demonstrating the importance of synergistic geological, geophysical, and engineering efforts in the exploration and development of hydrocarbon accumulations.

Dean E. Stephan, retired president, Charles Pankow Builders Ltd., Altadena, Calif. For leadership and innovation in design and construction of advanced concrete technology.

Gerald J. Sussman, Matsushita Professor of Electrical Engineering, department of electrical engineering and computer science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For applications of artificial intelligence and for computer science education.

Jerome Swartz, chairman and chief executive officer, Symbol Technologies Inc., Holtsville, N.Y. For bar code technologies, including laser scanners and wireless data capture.

Richard H. Truly, director, U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colo. For leadership and personal contributions in the advancement of national civil and military space programs.

John J. Vithayathil, engineering consultant, Portland, Ore. For the invention of thyristor-controlled series capacitor system and advancement of HVDC transmission technology.

Alan M. Voorhees, chairman, Summit Enterprises of Virginia Inc., Woodbridge. For the discovery and application of the quantitative relationships between urban land uses and traffic flows.

Rong-Yu Wan, manager of metallurgical research, Newmont Mining Corp., Newmont Technical Facility, Englewood, Colo. For accomplishments in metallurgical research and industrial practice, and for teaching, supervising, and inspiring students, researchers, and industrial colleagues.

Garret P. Westerhoff, chairman and chief executive officer, Malcolm Pirnie Inc., White Plains, N.Y. For leadership in the application of new technologies for drinking water treatment and for international contributions to utility management.

John J. Wetzel II, vice president and general manager, NAO Technical Centers, General Motors Corp., Warren, Mich. For creating a simultaneous engineering environment, where manufacturing and design engineering teams concurrently design product and process.

Dennis F. Wilkie, corporate vice president and director, business development, quality and staff operations, integrated electronic systems sector, Motorola Inc., Northbrook, Ill. For the application of electronics and systems engineering technology to vehicular systems.

C.P. (Ching-Ping) Wong, professor, materials science and engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. For contributions to materials development leading to plastic packaging of electronics.

Joseph A. Yura, Warren S. Bellows Centennial Professor in Civil Engineering, department of civil engineering, University of Texas, Austin. For research and educational contributions on bracing and stability design for steel structures.


NAE New Foreign Associates


Chun-Yen Chang, president, National Chiao Tung University, Kaohsung, Taiwan. For contributions to Taiwanese electronics industry, education, and materials technology.

Luis Esteva, professor, Institute of Engineering, National University of Mexico, Mexico City. For contributions to seismic design and reliability analysis of structures and for leadership in international earthquake engineering activities.

Kazuo Inamori, founder and chief executive officer emeritus, Kyocera Corp., Kyoto, Japan. For innovation in ceramic materials and solar cell development/manufacturing, entrepreneurship of advanced technologies, and for being a role model for relating science to society.

Helmut List, president and chief executive officer, AVL List GMBH, Graz, Austria. For building a world-class, technology-based international engineering, scientific, and research corporation.

Hajime Sasaki, chairman, NEC Corp., Tokyo. For contributions and leadership in development of advanced very large scale integration (VLSI) systems and in growth and harmonization of the international semiconductor industry.

Jian Song, president, Chinese Academy of Engineering Sciences, Beijing. For contributions to aerospace engineering, environmental protection, science and technology administration, and fostering international technical cooperation.

Andreas Von Bechtolsheim, vice president of engineering, Cisco Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif. For contributions to the design of computer workstations and high-performance network switching.

James H. Whitelaw, professor of convective heat transfer, department of mechanical engineering, Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, University of London, United Kingdom. For contributions to fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and combustion instrumentation, and to education and the dissemination of new information.