FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 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.
Joseph A. "Bud" Ahearn, retired senior vice president, CH2M Hill Ltd.,
Ilhan A. Aksay, professor, department of chemical engineering,
Montgomery M. Alger, vice president of research and development and chief technology officer, Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Allentown, Pa. For the innovative fusion of business and process engineering models to advance engineering applications and analysis.
Lisa Alvarez-Cohen, Fred and Claire Sauer Professor and chair of civil and environmental engineering,
John David Anderson Jr., curator of aerodynamics, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., and professor emeritus, aerospace engineering, Clark School of Engineering, University Maryland, College Park. For aerospace engineering and history textbooks and for contributions to hypersonic gas dynamics.
Daniel N. Baker, director, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics,
Cynthia Barnhart, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of civil and environmental engineering and engineering systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Rebecca M. Bergman, vice president, cardiac rhythm disease management, new therapies and diagnostics, Medtronic Inc., Mounds View, Minn. For technical leadership in the development of interventional vascular devices and drug delivery systems.
Jacobo Bielak, university professor of civil and environmental engineering and director, Computational Seismology Lab,
Clyde Leonard Briant, Otis E. Randall University Professor and vice president for research,
Andrei Z. Broder, fellow and vice president, search and computational advertising, Yahoo! Research,
James William Burns, senior vice president and head of drug and biomaterial research and development, Genzyme Corp., Waltham, Mass. For pioneering the development and commercialization of hyaluronan-based products and therapeutics to prevent surgical adhesions.
Gang Chen, Warren and Towneley Rohsenow Professor, department of mechanical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Brian Clark, Schlumberger Fellow, Schlumberger Technology Center, Schlumberger Companies,
Robert E. Cohen, St. Laurent Professor of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For research on polymer morphology and surfaces, commercial products and processes, successful entrepreneurship, and novel educational programs.
John P. Connolly, senior technical advisor, Anchor QEA LLC,
Martin Cooper, executive chairman and co-founder, ArrayComm Inc.,
Michael T. Duke, president and chief executive officer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville, Ark. For leadership and contributions to the design and implementation of innovative logistics and retail technologies.
Heinz Erzberger, Ames Fellow (retired),
Richard C. Flagan, executive officer of chemical engineering, Irma and Ross McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor of Chemical Engineering, and professor of environmental science and engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. For leadership in invention, measurement, production, and technology of aerosols.
Paul G. Gaffney II, vice admiral, U.S. Navy (retired); and president, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, N.J. For technical leadership in naval research and development and its impact on
Arthur Gelb, president, Four Sigma Corp.; and co-founder, retired chairman, and chief executive officer, TASC (The Analytic Sciences Corp.), Belmont, Mass. For leadership in applying Kalman filtering techniques to the solution of critical national aerospace problems.
Maryellen Giger, faculty director, Imaging Research Institute, department of radiology, University of Chicago Medical Center,
C. Randy Giles, director, optical subsystems and advanced photonics research department, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent,
Irene Greif, IBM Fellow and director, collaborative user experience,
William D. Gropp, Paul and Cynthia Saylor Professor of Computer Science,
Laura M. Haas, IBM Distinguished Engineer and director of computer science,
Eugene E. Haller, professor of materials science and Liao-Cho Innovation Endowed Chair, department of materials science and engineering, University of California, Berkeley. For improvements in semiconductor performance through contributions to synthesis of ultrapure and doped crystals.
Jeffrey Alan Hubbell, director, Institute for Biomedical Engineering, and professor of materials science, Laboratory for Regenerative Medicine and Pharmacobiology, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne,
Michael R. Johnson, rear admiral, U.S. Navy (retired); and associate vice chancellor for facilities management,
Michael I. Jordan, Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor, department of electrical engineering and computer science and department of statistics, University of California, Berkeley. For contributions to the foundations and applications of machine learning.
Brewster Kahle, digital librarian, director, and co-founder, Internet Archive,
Eric W. Kaler, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, N.Y. For elucidation of structure-function relationships in surfactant systems that has led to novel formulations of complex, self-assembled media.
Abraham E. Karem, president and founder, Karem Aircraft Inc., Lake Forest, Calif. For development of long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicles and variable rotor speed VTOL aircraft systems.
Jay D. Keasling, Hubbard Howe Jr. Distinguished Professor of Biochemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley; and chief executive officer and vice president of fuels synthesis, Joint BioEnergy Institute, Emeryville, Calif. For developing synthetic biology tools to engineer the antimalarial drug artemisinin.
Jon Khachaturian, founder, president, and chief executive officer, Versabar, Houston. For developing innovative, safe, reusable, and economical heavy lifting systems to advance the international marine industry.
Thomas F. Kuech, Milton J. and A. Maude Shoemaker Professor and past chair, department of chemical and biological engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison. For contributions to chemical vapor deposition of compound semiconductors.
Derrick M. Kuzak, group vice president, global product development, Ford Motor Co.,
Einar V. Larsen, director for systems engineering, GE Energy,
Hau L. Lee, Thoma Professor of Operations, Information, and Technology, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For contributions demonstrating the impact of information-sharing on supply chain design and management.
Anthony Leonard, Theodore von Kármán Professor of Aeronautics Emeritus, California Institute of Technology,
Dennis P. Lettenmaier, Robert and Irene Sylvester Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
Robert A. Lindeman, retired vice president and chief engineer for intelligence systems, Northrop Grumman Corp., Castle Rock, Colo. For contributions to
John O. Marsden, president, John O. Marsden LLC,
David A.B. Miller, W.M. Keck Foundation Professor of Electrical Engineering, and professor of applied physics, Ginzton Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For contributions to the physics and application of semiconductor nanostructures, including the discovery of the Quantum Confined Stark Effect.
Tom M. Mitchell, E. Fredkin University Professor and chair, machine learning department,
David J. Mooney, dean for chemical/biological sciences and engineering, and Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. For contributions to the fields of tissue engineering and regeneration.
David L. Morse, senior vice president and director of corporate research, Corning Inc.,
Ali Mosleh, professor of mechanical engineering, department of mechanical engineering, University of Maryland, College Park. For contributions to the development of Bayesian methods and computational tools in probabilistic risk assessment and reliability engineering.
William New Jr., principal, The Novent Group,
Paul D. Nielsen, chief executive officer and director, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. For leadership of the systems engineering and design of advanced national satellite programs, including restructuring and upgrades of MILSTAR.
Gregory Hammond Olsen, principal, GHO Ventures,
Gregory B. Olson, Wilson-Cook Chaired Professor in Engineering Design, department of materials science and engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. For contributions to research, development, implementation, and teaching of science-based design of materials.
Thomas W. Parks, professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Larry L. Peterson, Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science, department of computer science, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. For contributions to the design, implementation, and deployment of networked software systems.
Roderic I. Pettigrew, director, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health,
George F. Pinder, director,
Mark Richard Pinto, executive vice president and chief technical officer, Applied Materials Inc.,
Stephen B. Pope, Sibley College Professor of Engineering, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,
William R. Pulleyblank, vice president, Center for Business Optimization, IBM Business Consulting Services,
Arthur H. Rosenfeld, commissioner, California Energy Commission,
Richard C. Scherrer, retired aircraft design consultant, Port Townsend,
Ben Shneiderman, professor of computer science, department of computer science,
John C. Wall, vice president and chief technical officer, Cummins Inc.,
Mark N. Wegman, IBM Fellow and head of computer science,
Andrew J. Whittle, head, department of civil and environmental engineering and SMART Research Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Alan S. Willsky, Edwin S. Webster Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and co-director, Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For contributions to model-based signal processing and statistical inference.
Xiang Zhang, Chancellor's Professor, Ernest S. Kuh Endowed Chair Professor, and director, NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, department of mechanical engineering, University of California, Berkeley. For the pioneering contributions in metamaterials and creation of the first optical superlens with resolutions beyond the fundamental diffraction limit.
New Foreign Associates
José M. Aguilera, professor, department of chemical engineering and bioprocesses, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile,
Edward J. Davison, University Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
L.K. Doraiswamy, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Emeritus, department of chemical and biological engineering,
Kenji Ishihara, professor of research and development initiative, department of civil engineering,
Danie G. Krige, independent consultant,
Sang Yup Lee, dean, College of Life Science and Bioengineering, and Distinguished Professor and LG Chem Chair Professor, department of chemical and biomolecular engineering, KAIST, Daejeon, Republic of South Korea. For leadership in bacterial biotechnology and metabolic engineering, including development of fermentation processes for biodegradable polymers and organic acids.
N.R. Narayana Murthy, chairman of the board and chief mentor, Infosys Technologies Ltd.,
Jens Nielsen, professor in systems biology, department of chemical and biological engineering, Chalmers University of Technology,
Jun-ichi Nishizawa, president emeritus,
# # #
[This news release is available at http://national-academies.org ]