Date: Feb. 9, 2012
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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 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.
Mark Adamiak, director of advanced technologies, GE Digital Energy Multilin,
Robert D. Allen, senior manager, advanced materials chemistry department,
Michael I. Baskes, adjunct professor, department of mechanical and aerospace engineering, Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla. For contributions to the embedded atom method for predicting the structure and properties of metals and alloys.
Craig H. Benson, Wisconsin Distinguished Professor, director of sustainability research and education, and chair of civil and environmental engineering and of geological engineering,
Barbara D. Boyan, professor; Price Gilbert Jr. Chair in Tissue Engineering; associate dean for research, College of Engineering; and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience; Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. For engineering implant technologies for bone and cartilage repair.
Mary C. Boyce, Ford Professor of Engineering and department head of mechanical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Joan F. Brennecke, Keating-Crawford Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and director of the Energy Center, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind. For innovation in the use of ionic liquids and supercritical fluids for environmentally benign chemical processing.
Max William Carbon, professor emeritus of nuclear engineering,
George M. Church, director, Center for Computational Genetics, and professor of genetics,
Jared L. Cohon, president and professor of civil and environmental engineering,
James J. Coleman, Intel Alumni Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering, professor of materials science and engineering, and director of the Semiconductor Laser Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana. For contributions to semiconductor lasers and photonic materials.
Louis Anthony (Tony) Cox Jr., president, Cox Associates,
Robert L. Crippen, former astronaut and director of the NASA Kennedy Space Center; and retired president, Thiokol Propulsion Group, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. For leadership in human space flight and development of solid fueled rockets.
Supriyo Datta, Thomas Duncan Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Akhil Datta-Gupta, regents professor and L.F. Peterson '36 Chair, Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station. For developing the theory and practice of streamline simulation for fluid flow in heterogeneous reservoirs.
William P. Delaney, Director's Office Fellow, MIT
Steven P. DenBaars, Mitsubishi Chemical Professor in Solid State Lighting and Displays, materials department, University of California, Santa Barbara. For contributions to gallium nitride-based materials and devices for solid state lighting and displays.
Dennis E. Discher, Robert D. Bent Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,
Elazer R. Edelman, Thomas D. and Virginia W. Cabot Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Robert W. Farquhar, executive for space exploration, KinetX Inc.,
Peter C. Farrell, founder, chairman, and chief executive officer, ResMed Inc.,
James R. Fienup, Robert E. Hopkins Professor of Optics; professor, Center for Visual Science; senior scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics; and professor of electrical and computer engineering; University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y. For development and applications of phase retrieval algorithms.
Huajian Gao, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Engineering, School of Engineering, Brown University, Providence, R.I. For contributions to micromechanics of thin films and hierarchically structured materials.
William W. George, professor of management practice,
Peter W. Glynn, Thomas W. Ford Professor and chair, management science and engineering department,
Alan H. Gnauck, distinguished member of the technical staff, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent,
Steven M. Gorelick, Cyrus F. Tolman Professor, department of environmental earth system science,
Alfred Grill, IBM Fellow,
Victoria F. Haynes, president and chief executive officer, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, N.C. For integrating research, economics, and social sciences to solve multidisciplinary problems.
Richard Hogg, professor emeritus of mineral processing and geoenvironmental engineering,
Ray R. Irani, executive chairman, Occidental Petroleum Corp.,
James W. Jones, distinguished professor, department of agricultural and biological engineering,
Mujid S. Kazimi, TEPCO Professor of Nuclear Engineering, professor of mechanical engineering, and director of the Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems, Massachusetts Institute Technology, Cambridge. For contributions to technologies for the nuclear fuel cycle and reactor safety.
Richard Wilker Korsmeyer, senior research fellow and head of business development and licensing for pharmaceutical sciences, Pfizer Inc.,
Helmut Krawinkler, John A. Blume Professor Emeritus of Engineering,
Fikri J. Kuchuk, fellow and chief reservoir engineer, Schlumberger Testing Services,
Juan C. Lasheras, Stanford S. and Beverley P. Penner Distinguished Chair Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, distinguished professor of engineering, and director of the Center for Medical Devices and Instrumentation, Institute of Engineering in Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla. For studies of atomization, turbulent mixing, and heat transfer and for the development of medical devices.
Kai Li, Paul M. Wythes ‘55, P’86 and Marcia R. Wythes P’86 Professor, department of computer science,
Henrique S. Malvar, chief scientist and distinguished engineer, Microsoft Research,
Tobin J. Marks, Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry, professor of materials science and engineering, and Vladimir N. Ipatieff Professor of Catalytic Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. For innovation in electronic, photonic, and photovoltaic materials and catalytic polymerization.
Jyotirmoy Mazumder, Robert H. Lurie Professor of Mechanical Engineering, professor of materials science and engineering, director of the Center for Laser-Aided Intelligent Manufacturing, and director of the NSF I/UCRC for Lasers and Plasmas for Advanced Manufacturing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. For quantitative transport modeling for laser interaction and design and commercialization of direct metal deposition machines.
Diane M. McKnight, fellow of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research and professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder. For elucidating the interrelationship between natural organic matter and heavy metals in streams and lakes.
Antonios Georgios Mikos, Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; director, J.W. Cox Laboratory for Biomedical Engineering; and director, Center for Excellence in Tissue Engineering; Rice University, Houston. For advances in tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, biomaterials, and drug delivery, including development of biodegradable polymers.
Richard K. Miller, president and professor of mechanical engineering, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering,
Robert A.K. Mitchell, consultant and retired vice president, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems,
Philip M. Neches, chairman, Foundation Ventures LLC,
James J. O'Brien, consulting engineer, James J. O'Brien P.E.,
Babatunde A. Ogunnaike, interim dean; William L. Friend Chair of Chemical Engineering; and professor, Center for Systems Biology - DBI; University of Delaware, Newark. For advances in process systems, process engineering practice, and systems engineering education.
Norbert Joseph Pelc, professor and associate chair for research of the radiology department, and professor of electrical engineering (by courtesy),
Leonard Pinchuk, co-founder, president, and chief executive officer, Innovia LLC and Related Companies,
Andrea Prosperetti, Charles A. Miller Jr. Professor of Mechanical Engineering,
Kaushik Rajashekara, chief technologist, electric power and control systems, Rolls-Royce Corp.,
Nambirajan Seshadri, senior vice president and general manager, Mobile Wireless Group, and chief technology officer, Mobile Platforms and Wireless Connectivity, Broadcom Corp., Irvine, Calif. For contributions to wireless communications theory and development of mass market wireless technology.
David E. Shaw, chief scientist, D.E. Shaw Research,
Scott J. Shenker, professor, electrical engineering and computer science department,
Christine A. Shoemaker, Joseph P. Ripley Professor of Engineering, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
Amit Singhal, Google Fellow, Google Inc.,
Robert E. Skelton, Daniel L. Alspach Professor of Dynamic Systems and Controls (emeritus) and director, Structural Systems and Control Laboratory, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla. For contributions to robust control, system identification, and methodology for control-structure interaction.
David A. Stahl, professor, department of civil and environmental engineering,
Roger H. Stolen, distinguished visiting professor in materials science and engineering, and faculty member in the Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies,
Samuel I. Stupp, director, Institute for Bionanotechnology in Medicine, and Board of Trustees Professor of Materials Science, Chemistry, and Medicine,
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, vice chair and professor of biomedical engineering, and director of the Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering, Columbia University, New York City. For bioreactor systems and modeling approaches for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
Michael S. Waterman, University Professor, USC Associates Chair in Natural Sciences, and professor of biological sciences, computer science, and mathematics, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. For development of computational methods for DNA and protein sequence analyses.
K. Dane Wittrup, C.P. Dubbs Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and associate director, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Steven J. Zinkle, UT-Battelle Corporate Fellow and director, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn. For advancing understanding of radiation damage in metallic and ceramic components.
E. (Edward) John Hinch, professor of fluid mechanics, department of applied mathematics and theoretical physics, Centre for Mathematical Sciences,
Sue E. Ion, consultant and visiting professor, Imperial College-London,
Frank P. Kelly, professor of the mathematics of systems, and master of Christ's College,
Kinam Kim, president, Samsung Electronics Co., Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea. For contributions to semiconductor technologies for DRAM and nonvolatile memories.
Chao-Han Liu, distinguished visiting scholar, Academia Sinica,
Gennady A. Mesyats, director, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, and vice president, Russian
Pradip, chief scientist and head of the Process Engineering Lab, Tata Research Development and Design Centre, Pune, India. For contributions to processing of minerals and waste materials.
P. Rama Rao, chairman, International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. For advancing the understanding of deformation and fracture of structural materials and development of materials research infrastructure for societal needs.
Willem P.C. Stemmer, chief executive officer, Amunix Inc., Mountain View, Calif. For co-invention of directed evolution and development of protein therapeutic platforms.
Andrés Weintraub, professor, department of industrial engineering,
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