Date: Feb. 13, 2004
Contact: Karen Spaulding, Director, Membership Office
National Academy of Engineering
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
National Academy of Engineering Elects
76 Members and 11 Foreign Associates
WASHINGTON -- The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 76 new members and 11 foreign associates, NAE President Wm. A. Wulf announced today. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,174 and the number of foreign associates to 172.
Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to 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 accomplishment in "the pioneering of new fields of engineering, 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.
Jamal J. Azar, McMan Chaired Professor of Petroleum Engineering, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Okla. For the development of improved methods for removing drill cuttings from highly deviated oil and gas wells.
Siva S. Banda, senior scientist and leader, Control Science Center of Excellence, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. For leadership in the development of multivariable control theory and its applications to an array of military vehicles.
George H. Born, professor, department of aerospace engineering sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder. For contributions to satellite orbit determination and for applications of satellites to geophysics and oceanography.
David E. Borth, corporate vice president and director, Communications Research Labs, Motorola Corp., Schaumburg, Ill. For contributions to the development of digital wireless communication systems through improved design and technical management.
Rodney A. Brooks, director, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and Fujitsu Professor of Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For contributions to the foundations and applications of robotics, including the establishment of consumer and hazardous environment robotics industries.
Brian J. Cantwell, Edward C. Wells Professor and Chair of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For studies of the space-time structure of turbulent flows and for the development of fast-burning fuels for hybrid propulsion.
Arup K. Chakraborty, Warren and Katherine Schlinger Distinguished Professor and Chair, department of chemical engineering, University of California, Berkeley. For the application of theoretical chemistry to practical problems, including immune system recognition, polymer interfaces, sensor technology, and catalysis.
Vernon L. Chartier, Power System EMC Consultant, Beaverton, Ore. For contributions to the understanding and characterization of electromagnetic fields associated with high-voltage AC and DC transmission lines.
Young-Kai Chen, director, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, N.J. For contributions to the development of high-speed compound semiconductor electronics and optoelectronics for telecommunications.
Sunlin Chou, senior vice president and general manager, technology and manufacturing group, Intel Corp., Hillsboro, Ore. For pioneering work on silicon processes resulting in 35 years of improvements in accordance with Moore's law.
Larry A. Coldren, Fred Kavli Professor of Optoelectronics and Sensors, department of electrical and computer engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, and chief scientist, Agility Communications Inc., Santa Barbara. For major contributions to diode lasers, especially vertical-cavity and widely tunable distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) lasers.
Stephen C. Cowin, CUNY Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, City College of the City University of New York, New York City. For contributions to orthopaedic biomechanics, the mechanics of granular materials, and the mechanics of anisotropic elasticity.
Charles R. Cushing, president, C.R. Cushing & Co. Inc., New York City. For pioneering contributions to worldwide containerized shipping.
Paul D. Dapkus, William M. Keck Chair in Engineering, department of electrical engineering and electrophysics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. For contributions and leadership in the development of materials and technologies for photonic devices.
Delbert E. Day, Curator's Professor Emeritus of Ceramic Engineering and senior investigator, Graduate Center for Materials Research, University of Missouri-Rolla. For the development of radiotherapeutic glass microspheres and their transfer to medical applications.
Ricardo Dobry, professor of civil engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y. For fundamental contributions to multiple aspects of geotechnical earthquake engineering.
Elizabeth B. Dussan V, scientific adviser, Schlumberger-Doll Research, Ridgefield, Conn. For innovative contributions to the wetting of solids and complex flows in porous media.
Michael L. Eskew, chairman and chief executive officer, United Parcel Service of America, Atlanta. For contributions to the development of technology to automate and integrate business processes for efficient on-time worldwide shipping of packages.
Eli Fromm, LeRoy A. Brothers Professor, education research and development, Drexel University, Philadelphia. For innovation and leadership in the development of a holistic curriculum for engineering education.
Zvi Galil, dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University, New York City. For contributions to the design and analysis of algorithms and for leadership in computer science and engineering.
Gerald E. Galloway, vice president, Enterprise Engineering Group, Enterprise Services and Solutions Sector, Titan Corp., Fairfax, Va. For distinguished leadership in the management of sustainable water resources and education in environmental engineering.
Richard Gambino, professor, magnetic-optics group, department of materials science and engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook. For the discovery of magnetic anisotropy, the enabling technology of magneto-optical recording.
Nicholas J. Garber, professor and chairman, civil engineering department, University of Virginia, Charlottesville. For significant contributions to national and international engineering education and research in traffic operations and safety.
Preston A. Henne, senior vice president, Programs, Engineering, and Test, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Savannah, Ga. For new concepts in aerodynamic design and their application to award-winning aircraft.
Charles O. Holliday Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, E.I. duPont de Nemours & Co., Wilmington, Del. For leadership in DuPont's tranformation to sustainable growth through biotechnology, high-performance materials, improved safety, and consumer protection.
Csaba Horvath, Roberto C. Goizueta Professor of Chemical Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, Conn. For pioneering the concept and the reduction to practice of high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) and for leadership in the development of bioanalytical techniques.
Van Jacobson, chief scientist, Packet Design LLP, Mountain View, Calif. For contributions to network protocols, including multicasting and the control of congestion.
Rakesh K. Jain, director, Edwin L. Steele Laboratory, department of radiation oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. For the integration of bioengineering with tumor biology and imaging gene expression and functions in vivo for drug delivery in tumors.
Biing-Hwang (Fred) Juang, Motorola Foundation Chair Professor and GRA Eminent Scholar, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. For contributions to speech coding and speech recognition.
Pradman P. Kaul, chairman and chief executive officer, Hughes Network Systems Inc., Germantown, Md. For leadership in the development of satellite communication networks.
Jeong H. Kim, professor of practice, electrical and computer engineering, University of Maryland, College Park. For contributions to national defense and security through improved battlefield communication.
Yoram Koren, Paul G. Goebel Professor of Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. For contributions to the science, education, and practice of manufacturing through innovations in reconfigurable manufacturing systems, robotics, and manufacturing system control.
William A. Kuperman, director and professor, Marine Physical Laboratory, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. For international leadership in the development and application of computational methods for ocean acoustics.
E. Trifon Laskaris, chief technologist, Imaging Technologies, GE Global Research, Niskayuna, N.Y. For pioneering contributions to the design and construction of superconducting magnets for magnetic resonance imaging systems.
Frank T. Leighton, professor of applied mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For contributions to the design of networks and circuits and for technology for Web content delivery.
Kenneth Levy, chairman, board of directors, KLA-Tencor Corp., Milpitas, Calif. For the development and commercialization of automated inspection systems for the semiconductor industry.
Chain T. Liu, senior corporate fellow and group leader, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn. For advancing ordered metallic compounds from the laboratory to practice.
Andrew J. Lovinger, director, polymers program, division of materials research, National Science Foundation, Arlington, Va. For correlating the processing, structure, and properties of important polymeric materials, particularly electronic polymers.
David M. Maddox, consultant, and general (retired), U.S. Army, Arlington, Va. For contributions to making operations research an integral part of U.S. Army planning and operations at all levels.
David A. Markle, chief technical officer, Ultratech Stepper Inc., San Jose, Calif. For the invention and development of advanced photolithography systems used to manufacture semiconductor devices.
Roger L. McCarthy, chairman of the board, Exponent Inc. and Exponent Failure Analysis Associates Inc., Menlo Park, Calif. For major contributions to improved vehicle safety and for methods of quantitative assessment of the reliability of complex mechanical systems.
Kishor C. Mehta, P.W. Horn Professor of Civil Engineering and director, Wind Engineering Research Center, Texas Tech University, Lubbock. For systematic studies of structural damage caused by windstorms and leadership in the development of structural design standards for wind loads.
Joan L. Mitchell, IBM Fellow, International Business Machines Corp., Boulder, Colo. For leadership in setting standards for the formation of photographic fax and image compression.
A. Richard Newton, dean, College of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley. For innovations and leadership in electronic design automation and for leadership in engineering education.
K. Osseo-Asare, professor of metallurgy and geo-environmental engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park. For contributions to the fundamental understanding of interfacial phenomena in leaching and solvent extraction.
Raymond E. Ozzie, founder, chairman, and chief executive officer, Groove Networks Inc., Beverly, Mass. For the conception and development of online collaboration products, including Lotus Notes.
Lawrence Page, president for products, Google, Mountain View, Calif. For the creation of the Google search engine.
Athanassios Z. Panagiotopoulos, professor, department of chemical engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. For the invention of the Gibbs ensemble method of molecular simulation of phase equilibrium and the development of computational techniques for studying complex fluids.
Denny S. Parker, senior vice president, Brown and Caldwell Inc., Walnut Creek, Calif. For significant advances in the scientific understanding, engineering development, and process design of chemical, physical, and biological processes for the treatment of wastewater.
John H. Perepezko, professor, department of materials science and engineering physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison. For innovations in solidification processing to obtain useful microstructured, nanostructured, and amorphous materials.
Linda R. Petzold, director, computational science and engineering programs, and professor, mechanical and environmental engineering and computational science, University of California, Santa Barbara. For advances in the numerical solution of differential/algebraic equations and their incorporation into widely distributed software.
Julia M. Phillips, director, physical and chemical sciences, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, N.M. For leadership and distinguished research in the epitaxy of dissimilar materials.
Rajagopal S. Raghavan, senior staff associate (retired), Phillips Petroleum Co., Tulsa, Okla. For pioneering contributions to the interpretation of pressure data in wells to improve the definition, engineering, and production of complex oil and gas reservoirs.
Kenneth L. Reifsnider, Pratt and Whitney Chair Professor in Design and Reliability, University of Connecticut, Storrs. For the development of strength-life relationships in composite materials and structures.
Bruce E. Rittmann, John Evans Professor of Civil Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. For pioneering the development of biofilm fundamentals and contributing to their widespread use in the cleanup of contaminated waters, soils, and ecosystems.
Jonathan M. Rothberg, president and chief executive officer, CuraGen Corp., Branford, Conn. For the application of engineering principles to the mining of genomic information for the discovery and development of new drugs.
Andrew P. Sage, First American Bank Professor of Information Technology and Engineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, Va. For contributions to the theory and practice of systems engineering and systems management.
Shivaji Sircar, professor of practice, chemical engineering department, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa. For contributions to the fundamental science and technology of adsorption separations and their applications in process industries.
Alfred Z. Spector, vice president, services and software, IBM Research Division, IBM Corp., Hawthorne, N.Y. For the design, implementation, and commercialization of reliable, scalable architectures for distributed file systems, transaction systems, and other applications.
Gary K. Starkweather, architect, Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Wash. For the innovative application of optical technologies to computing, including the invention of the laser printer.
Anne L. Stevens, group vice president, Canada, Mexico, and South America, Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich. For leadership in the development and application of creative manufacturing processes, resulting in major improvements in efficiency and product quality and cost savings.
G.W. (Pete) Stewart, professor, computer science department, University of Maryland, College Park. For the development of numerical algorithms and software widely used in engineering computation.
Robert L. Street, William Alden and Martha Campbell Professor, School of Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For contributions in groundwater transport, computational and turbulence closure schemes for environmental fluid dynamics, and river restoration.
Bjarne Stroustrup, College of Engineering Professor of Computer Science, Texas A&M University, College Station. For the creation of the C++ programming language.
Stanley C. Suboleski, commissioner, Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, Washington, D.C. For increasing the productivity and improving the safety of coal mines through innovative engineering, operating, and educational practices.
Ronald D. Sugar, chief executive officer and president, Northrop Grumman Corp., Los Angeles. For major contributions to advanced space communication systems and leadership in innovative aerospace programs.
Esther S. Takeuchi, vice president of research and development, Wilson Greatbatch Technologies Inc., Clarence, N.Y. For the development of silver/vanadium oxide batteries for implantable cardiac defibrillators and lithium/carbon monofluoride cells to power implantable pacemakers.
George Tchobanoglous, professor emeritus, department of civil and environmental engineering, University of California, Davis. For contributions to engineering education, engineering practice, and public service in the field of environmental engineering.
Richard L. Tomasetti, co-chairman, The Thornton-Tomasetti Group Inc., New York City. For innovative structural engineering in the design of high-rise buildings and long-span structures.
Daniel C. Tsui, Arthur Legrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. For contributions to the understanding of quantum physics of two-dimensional electron systems at semiconductor interfaces.
Vijay Vittal, Harpole Professor, department of electrical and computer engineering, Iowa State University, Ames. For improvements in real-time control and dynamic security assessment for electric power systems.
Darsh T. Wasan, vice president and Motorola Chair, department of international affairs, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. For pioneering research, inspirational teaching, and the development of novel technology in colloidal processing and interfacial rheology.
Kaspar J. Willam, professor of civil engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder. For contributions to constitutive modeling and computational failure analysis of concrete and quasi-brittle materials and structures.
David C. Wisler, manager, University Programs and Aerotechnology Labs, GE Aircraft Engines, Cincinnati. For advancing the understanding of multistage compressor flows and improving product blading designs.
Chien-Fu Jeff Wu, Coca Cola Chair in Engineering Statistics, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. For conceiving and building modern systems of experimental design based on contemporary methods for parameter estimating to provide quality improvements.
Victor W. Zue, professor, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For advances in the understanding of acoustic phonetics and systems for understanding spoken language.
New Foreign Associates
Robin J. Batterham, chief technologist, Rio Tinto Limited, Melbourne, Australia. For the modeling of iron ore systems and team leadership in the development of innovative industrial metallurgical processes.
Manuel Elices, dean of materials science and engineering, Escuela de Ingenieros de Caminos - UPM, Madrid, Spain. For contributions to fracture mechanics of concrete at cryogenic temperatures and stress corrosion cracking of prestressed steel, and for inspiring leadership.
Herbert Gleiter, director, Institute of Nanotechnology, Research Center Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany. For contributions to the theoretical and practical uses of nanostructured materials.
James Arthur Gosling, fellow and vice president, Sun Microsystems Inc., Menlo Park, Calif. For the conception and development of the architecture for the Java programming language and for contributions to window systems.
Tatsuo Izawa, president and chief executive officer, NTT Electronics Corp., Tokyo. For the invention and perfection of the vapor axial-deposition method for the production of optical fibers.
Ludwik Leibler, professor of soft matter and chemistry, and director of research (1st Class) at CNRS, Ecole Superieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles, Paris. For fundamental theoretical insights into the structure, self-assembly, and properties of polymer-based formulations.
Lennart Ljung, professor, department of electrical engineering, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden. For contributions to the understanding and practical uses of system identification theory and techniques.
Herbert A. Mang, professor, Institute for Strength of Materials, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria. For contributions to computational mechanics of concrete and finite element analysis of reinforced concrete structures.
Pierre Perrier, secretary, French Academy of Technology, Paris. For major contributions to aircraft and computer-aided design.
Choon Fong Shih, president and vice chancellor, National University of Singapore, Singapore. For the development of innovative computational methods in nonlinear fracture mechanics and for international leadership in engineering.
John R. Willis, professor, department of applied mathematics and theoretical physics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom. For contributions to the micromechanics of engineering materials and the establishment of rigorous bounds on the properties of nonlinear composites.