Date:  Feb. 6, 2009

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National Academy of Engineering




National Academy of Engineering Elects

65 Members and Nine Foreign Associates


WASHINGTON -- The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 65 new members and nine foreign associates, announced NAE President Charles M. Vest today.  This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,246 and the number of foreign associates to 197.


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.


New Members


Paul M. Anderson, consultant, Power Math Associates, San Diego.  For contributions that have advanced the analysis and control of electric power systems worldwide.


Kristi S. Anseth, distinguished professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, department of chemical and biological engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder.  For pioneering the rational design of biomaterials for tissue engineering, drug delivery, and biosensing applications.


Diran Apelian, Howmet Professor of Mechanical Engineering and director, Metal Processing Institute, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass.  For contributions to solidification processing and for outstanding leadership in engineering education and university-industry collaboration.


David C. Auth, consultant, Kirkland, Wash.  For the invention and application of minimally invasive devices for the treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding and coronary artery obstructions.


Amos A. Avidan, senior vice president, Bechtel Corp., Houston.  For contributions to the understanding, scale-up, and commercialization of fluid-bed reactors, liquefied natural gas facilities, and gasification plants.


Jay P. Boris, chief scientist and director, Laboratory for Computational Physics and Fluid Dynamics, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.  For fundamental contributions in core computational fluid dynamics algorithms and their application to national problems.


Frank (Skip) L. Bowman, former chief of naval personnel and former director, Nuclear Propulsion Program, U.S. Department of the Navy, North Potomac, Md.  For leadership in the design of nuclear-reactor propulsion plants to support the power requirements of evolving combat systems.


Sergey Brin, co-founder and president of technology, Google Inc., Mountain View, Calif.  For leadership in development of rapid indexing and retrieval of relevant information from the World Wide Web.


Selim A. Chacour, president, American Hydro Corporation, York, PA.  For pioneering three-dimensional finite element computations in mechanical and hydraulic design, leadership in hydroturbine research and development, and business stewardship.

Moustafa T. Chahine, senior research associate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.  For leadership in determining the structure and composition of the Earth's atmosphere from space observations.

Jean-Lou Aristide Chameau, president, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.  For national and international leadership and contributions in engineering education, geotechnical engineering, and public policy.


Yet-Ming Chiang, Kyocera Professor, department of materials science and engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.  For contributions to understanding of new energy storage materials and their commercialization.


Robert Leon Cook, vice president of advanced technology, Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville, Calif.  For building the motion picture industry's standard rendering tool.


Arthur J. Coury, Coury Consulting, Boston.  For contributions to design and commercialization of pacemakers, biodegradable biomaterials, and implantable devices.


William J. Dally, chief scientist and senior vice president of research, NVIDIA Corp., and Willard R. and Inez Kerr Bell Professor of Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.  For contributions to the design of high-performance interconnect networks and parallel computer architectures.


Jeffrey Dean, Google Fellow, Google Inc., Mountain View, Calif.  For contributions to the science and engineering of large-scale distributed computer systems.


Jack B. Dennis, professor emeritus, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.  For contributions to sharing and protection in computer systems and parallel architectures based on data flow principles.


Mark Drela, Terry J. Kohler Professor of Fluid Dynamics, department of aeronautics and astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.  For creation of breakthrough aircraft designs and design software that enabled operation in new flight regimes.


Deborah L. Estrin, director, Center for Embedded Networked Sensing, University of California, Los Angeles.  For the pioneering design and application of heterogeneous wireless sensing systems for environmental monitoring.


S.M. Farouq Ali, president, Petroleum Engineering Research Laboratories Canada Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta.  For pioneering techniques for enhanced oil and gas recovery.


Stephen N. Finger, retired president, Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, Conn.  For leadership in the design, development, and manufacture of advanced military and commercial gas turbines and advanced rotorcraft.


Stephen P.A. Fodor, founder and executive chairman, Affymetrix Inc., Santa Clara, Calif.  For pioneering and commercialization of very-high-density DNA arrays, enabling massively parallel genomics.


Gerard J. Foschini, distinguished inventor, Alcatel-Lucent, Bell Labs, Holmdel, N.J.  For contributions to the science and technology of wireless communications with multiple antennas for transmission and receiving.


Donald P. Gaver Jr., distinguished professor of operations research, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.  For contributions to reliability, maintainability, and queuing concepts, with applications to telecommunications and military systems.


Sanjay Ghemawat, Google Fellow, Google Inc., Mountain View, Calif.  For contributions to the science and engineering of large-scale distributed computer systems.


Jean-Pierre Giroud, independent consultant, JP GIROUD INC., Ocean Ridge, Fla.  For pioneering research in geosynthetics engineering and its practical application in civil/geotechnical engineering.


Andrew Jackson, senior scientific adviser and program lead, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co., Annandale, N.J.  For contributions to tribology and research in elastohydrodynamic lubrication, fatigue, machine efficiency, automotive emissions, and synthetic lubricants.


Kanti Jain, professor, department of electrical and computer engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana.  For contributions to the development of high-resolution, deep-ultraviolet excimer lithography for microelectronic fabrication.


Ahsan Kareem, Robert M. Moran Professor, department of civil engineering and geological sciences, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind.  For contributions to analyses and designs to account for wind effects on tall buildings, long-span bridges, and other structures.


Chaitan Khosla, chair and professor, department of chemical engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.  For engineering molecular assembly lines, developing metabolic engineering technologies, and advancing biopharmaceutical discovery.


John Kim, Rockwell International Professor, department of mechanical and aerospace engineering, University of California, Los Angeles.  For development of direct numerical simulation and seminal contributions to the understanding of the physics and control of turbulent flows.


Paul C. Kocher, founder, president, and chief scientist, Cryptography Research Inc., San Francisco.  For contributions to cryptography and Internet security.


Christopher B. Lofgren, president and chief executive officer, Schneider National Inc., Green Bay, Wis. For development and implementation of supply-chain engineering concepts, software and technology for truck transportation and third-party logistics.


Mark S. Lundstrom, Don and Carol Scifres Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.  For leadership in microelectronics and nanoelectronics through research, innovative education, and unique applications of cyberinfrastructure.


William S. Marras, Honda Endowed Chair, department of industrial and systems engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus.  For developing methods and models used to control costs and injuries associated with manual work in industry.


Michael J. McGuire, Michael J. McGuire Inc., Los Angeles.  For scientific contributions that have improved the safety and aesthetics of drinking water.


Robert D. Miller, manager, advanced organic materials, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, Calif.  For inventions of polymeric materials for lithography, porous dielectrics, and processes in microelectronics.


Chad Alexander Mirkin, director, International Institute for Nanotechnology, and George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.  For development of DNA programmable inorganic materials and dip pen nanolithography.


Umesh K. Mishra, professor, department of electrical and computer engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara.  For contributions to development of gallium-nitride electronics and other high-speed, high-power semiconductor electronic devices.


C. Mohan, IBM Fellow, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, Calif.  For contributions to locking and recovery algorithms for database systems.


Edward I. Moses, principal associate director, National Ignition Facility and Photon Science Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif.  For outstanding scientific and engineering leadership of the National Ignition Facility.


Charles Noelke, DuPont Fellow, DuPont, Fayetteville, N.C.  For development and commercialization of green chemistry and processes, especially for CFC alternatives and fluoropolymers.


Matthew O'Donnell, Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of Engineering and professor of bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle.  For contributions to biomedical ultrasonics and real-time ultrasound imaging technologies.


George A. Olah, Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Chair in Organic Chemistry and director, Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.  For contributions to the development of chemical technologies for environmentally favored and carbon-neutral energy conversion.


James F. Pankow, professor, department of chemistry and department of civil and environmental engineering, Portland State University, Portland, Ore.  For contributions to understanding the chemical thermodynamics of organic particulate matter in urban air and the global atmosphere.


Stavros S. Papadopulos, founder and senior principal, S.S. Papadopulos & Associates Inc., Bethesda, Md.  For pioneering contributions to statistical methods for estimating groundwater flow and contaminant transport.


Stuart S.P. Parkin, IBM Fellow and manager, magnetoelectronics, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, Calif.  For contributions to development of spin-engineered magnetic heterostructures for magnetic sensors and memory devices.


Claire L. Parkinson, senior scientist and Aqua Project Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.  For leadership in understanding sea-ice changes through remote measurements and for leading NASA's Earth Observing System Aqua mission.


Percy A. Pierre, vice president and professor emeritus, department of electrical and computer engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing.  For service as assistant secretary of the Army, contributions to engineering education, and leadership in creating the national minority engineering effort.


Chris D. Poland, chairman and chief executive officer, Degenkolb Engineers, San Francisco.  For leadership in the development of performance-based design procedures and standards for evaluating seismic events and rehabilitating buildings.


Doraiswami Ramkrishna, Harry Creighton Peffer Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.  For creation of new model concepts and solutions that improved the engineering of biological and particulate processes.


Mendel Rosenblum, associate professor of computer science and of electrical engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.  For fundamental contributions to computer operating systems and virtual machines.


Robert A. Scholtz, Fred H. Cole Professor of Engineering, department of electrical engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.  For contributions to the fields of ultra-wideband and spread-spectrum communications.


Gurindar S. Sohi, John P. Morgridge Professor and E. David Cronon Professor of Computer Sciences, departments of computer sciences and electrical and computer engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison.   For contributions to the design of high-performance, superscalar computer architectures.


Howard A. Stone, Vicky Joseph Professor of Engineering and Applied Mathematics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.  For the development of fundamental concepts and novel applications in microfluidics and for improving the understanding of small-scale, viscous-flow phenomena.


John A. Swanson, president, Swanson Analysis Services Inc., The Villages, Fla.  For development of general-purpose finite-element software used in engineering design worldwide.


Richard Marker Swanson, president and chief technical officer, SunPower Corp., San Jose, Calif.  For invention of the point-contact solar cell for increased efficiency of commercial solar energy.


Edwin L. Thomas, department head and Morris Cohen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.  For development of novel photonic materials and determination of the morphology of block copolymers.


Robert W. Tkach, director, Transmission Systems Research, Alcatel-Lucent, Bell Labs, Holmdel, N.J.  For contributions to research and development of terabit/second optical-fiber communication systems and networks.


Stephen David Umans, consultant, Belmont, Mass.  For outstanding teaching and contributions to the development and understanding of electric machinery.


Mark W. Verbrugge, director, Materials and Processes Laboratory, General Motors Research & Development and Strategic Planning, Warren, Mich.  For the development and application of electroanalytical methods for advanced batteries, supercapacitors, and fuel cells for hybrid and electric vehicles.


Alan R. Washburn, distinguished professor emeritus of operations research, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.  For analytical contributions to search theory and military operations research and their application to antisubmarine, mine, and information warfare.


Lawrence M. Wein, Paul E. Holden Professor of Management Science, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.  For model-based research to characterize and improve homeland security operations.


William L. "Red" Whittaker, Fredkin Professor of Robotics, The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.  For pioneering contributions to fielded, mobile, autonomous robots.


Paul G. Yock, Martha Meier Weiland Professor, School of Medicine, and professor of bioengineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.  For invention of rapid-exchange catheters, intravascular ultrasound imaging, and the smart needle, and for innovations in bioengineering education.


New Foreign Associates


Monika Auweter-Kurtz, president, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.  For development of electric propulsion and re-entry technologies that advanced space missions, and for commitment to aerospace education.


Jurjen Anno Battjes, professor emeritus, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands.  For international leadership, research, and teaching in coastal engineering and storm protection.


S√©bastien Candel, professor and head, Ecole Centrale Paris and Institut Universitaire de France, Chatenay-Malabry.  For significant contributions to solving multidisciplinary problems in the fields of combustion, fluid mechanics, aeroacoustics, and propulsion.


Xianghong Cao, chief technology officer, China Petroleum and Chemical Corp. (SINOPEC), Beijing.  For innovations and leadership in petroleum refining and petrochemical production technologies, and for leadership in international collaboration.


Brian L. Eyre, senior visiting fellow, department of materials, University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K.  For understanding of neutron irradiation-induced damage in materials, and for developing technologies and policies for the U.K. nuclear industry.


Barrie Gilbert, fellow, Analog Devices Inc., Beaverton, Ore.  For advancement of high-speed analog microelectronics.


Prakash C. Kapur, professor emeritus, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, New Delhi.  For the elucidation, quantification, and synthesis of complex mineral-processing systems.


Peter T. Kirstein, professor, department of computer science, University College London, U.K.  For contributions to computer networking and for leadership in bringing the Internet to Europe.


Hendrik Van Brussel, professor, department of mechanical engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.  For pioneering research in mechatronics and robotics applied to manufacturing and medical surgery, and for designing holonic manufacturing systems.


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