The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 86 new members and 18 foreign members, announced NAE President C. D. (Dan) Mote, Jr., today.
This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,297 and the number of foreign members to 272.
The 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.”
Individuals in the newly elected class will be formally inducted during a ceremony at the NAE’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 6, 2019.
A list of the newly elected members and foreign members follows, with their primary affiliations at the time of election and a brief statement of their principal engineering accomplishments.
Below is the list of new members
Agonafer, Dereje, Jenkins Garrett Professor and director, mechanical and aerospace engineering department, University of Texas, Arlington. For contributions to computer-aided electro/thermo/mechanical design and modeling of electronic equipment.
Ahuja, Krishan K., Regents Professor, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech, Atlanta. For the development of quieter aerosystems and contributions to aeroacoustics research, literature, and education.
Aizenberg, Joanna, Amy Smith Berylson Professor of Materials Science and professor of chemistry and chemical biology, School of Engineering, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. For contributions to understanding of biological systems and bioinspired materials design.
Antonsson, Erik K., president and chief executive officer, aiPod Inc., Pasadena, Calif. For leadership in the development of aerospace/defense systems, formal methods of engineering design, and active learning in engineering education.
Axelrad, Penina, Joseph T. Negler Professor, Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder. For application of multipath GPS signals to improve satellite navigation and new approaches to remote sensing.
Baker, Mary, chairman and president, ATA Engineering Inc., San Diego. For computer simulation methods for structural mechanics problems and engineering leadership.
Balta, Wayne S., vice president, corporate environmental affairs and product safety, IBM Corp., Armonk, N.Y. For advancing corporate environmental sustainability practices worldwide.
Barabino, Gilda A., Daniel and Frances Berg Professor and dean, Grove School of Engineering, City College of New York, New York City. For leadership in bioengineering research and inclusive models of bioengineering education and faculty mentoring.
Barrangou, Rodolphe, Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Scholar in Probiotics Research, and professor, food, bioprocessing, and nutrition science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. For discovery of CRISPR-Cas genome editing and engineering microbes, plants, and animals for food and other applications.
Barros, Ana P., James L. Meriam Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University, Durham, N.C. For contributions to understanding and prediction of precipitation dynamics and flood hazards in mountainous terrains.
Benioff, Marc R., chairman and co-chief executive officer, Salesforce, San Francisco. For leadership in cloud computing and corporate philanthropy.
Bishop, David J., director, CELL-MET Engineering Research Center, and head, division of materials science and engineering, Boston University, Boston. For contributions and leadership in high-capacity optical switch technology.
Biswas, Pratim, Stanley and Lucy Lopata Professor and chair, department of energy, environmental, and chemical engineering, Washington University, St. Louis. For advancing the science of aerosol dynamics and particle removal technologies.
Braatz, Richard D., Edwin R. Gilliland Professor of Chemical Engineering, chemical engineering department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For contributions to diagnosis and control of large-scale and molecular processes for materials, microelectronics, and pharmaceuticals manufacturing.
Broadbelt, Linda J., Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor, department of chemical and biological engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. For contributions to complex kinetic modeling, particularly for understanding the pathways by which hydrocarbons and polymers undergo pyrolysis.
Chen, Wei, Wilson-Cook Professor in Engineering Design and professor of mechanical engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. For contributions to design under uncertainty in products and systems, and leadership in the engineering design community.
Clark, Douglas S., dean, College of Chemistry, and professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, University of California, Berkeley. For advances in biocatalyst and bioreaction engineering for drug discovery, drug screening, and bioprocessing.
Conger IV, Harry M. “Red,” president and chief operating officer, Americas, Freeport-McMoRan Inc., Phoenix. For contributions to copper mine/plant design and leadership of Freeport to become the world’s top private copper producer.
Deisseroth, Karl, D.H. Chen Professor, bioengineering and psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Stanford University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford, Calif. For molecular and optical tools for discovery and control of neuronal signals behind animal behavior in health and disease.
Deligianni, Hariklia, retired research scientist, IBM Corp., Tenafly, N.J. For electrochemical processes used by major microelectronic chip producers worldwide.
Eccles, Thomas J., rear admiral, U.S. Navy (retired), and chief executive officer, Trident Maritime Systems, Arlington, Va. For service in naval engineering and advances in submarine technology.
England, Paul, director, Microsoft Research, Redmond, Wash. For defining the hardware foundations of secure computing, Trusted Platform Module, and secure enclaves, and for conceiving the darknet.
Erdemir, Ali, Distinguished Fellow and program lead, materials for harsh conditions, applied materials division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne Ill. For contributions to the science and technology of friction, lubrication, and wear.
Fascetti, Robert J., retired vice president, global powertrain engineering, Ford Motor Co., Bloomfield Hills, Mich. For leadership in powertrain products with improved fuel economy, superior performance, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
Gallimore, Alec D., Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering and professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. For advanced spacecraft electric propulsion, especially Hall thruster technology.
Glotzer, Sharon C., Anthony C. Lembke Department Chair of Chemical Engineering and professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. For development of computer-based design principles for assembly engineering and manufacturing of advanced materials and nanotechnology.
Grejner-Brzezinska, Dorota A., Lowber B. Strange Endowed Professor and chair, civil, environmental, and geodetic engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus. For contributions to geodetic science and satellite navigation, including integration with artificial intelligence.
Halpern, Joseph Y., Joseph C. Ford Professor of Engineering, computer science department, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. For methods of reasoning about knowledge, belief, and uncertainty and their applications to distributed computing and multiagent systems.
Hassan, Yassin A., Sallie and Don Davis ’61 Professor in Engineering, departments of nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station. For experimentally validated thermal hydraulic analyses of multiphase flow fields for nuclear reactor operations.
Heritage, Jonathan P., professor emeritus, department of electrical and computer engineering, University of California, Davis. For contributions to optical pulse shaping and wavelength selective optical switches.
Hudson, Linda P., chairman and chief executive officer, The Cardea Group, Charlotte, N.C. For leadership in development and production of military systems, and for mentoring and developing future engineering leaders.
Ingebritsen, Steven E., research hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of Interior, Menlo Park, Calif. For contributions to understanding the role of groundwater in geologic processes.
Jordan, William C., principal, Jordan Analytics LLC, Beverly Hills, Mich. For development of analytic methods to improve manufacturing systems and for quantitative analysis of future mobility systems.
Katz, Joseph, William F. Ward Sr. Distinguished Professor, department of mechanical engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. For development of optical methods in experimental fluid mechanics for turbomachinery, cavitation, turbulence, and environmental flows.
Khoshnevis, Behrokh, president and chief executive officer, Contour Crafting Corp., El Segundo, Calif. For innovations in manufacturing and construction, including the application of 3D printing methods.
Kiesler, Sara, program director, division of social and economic sciences, National Science Foundation, Alexandria, Va. For leadership, technical innovation, and identification of social trends with the adoption of computers and robots in work and society.
Kircher, Charles A., principal, Kircher & Associates, Palo Alto, Calif. For advancing structural engineering practice in earthquake engineering and loss prevention in building design.
Kiss, Robert, vice president, process and analytical development, Sutro Biopharma Inc., South San Francisco. For contributions to mammalian cell culture and microbial processes that produce recombinant proteins and antibodies.
Kogel, Jessica E., associate director for mining, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Atlanta. For sustainable development and innovation of industrial clay products and processes.
Koon, John H., president, John H. Koon & Associates, Atlanta. For contributions to the design of systems to treat chemically complex industrial wastewaters.
Kuehmann, Charles J., vice president of materials engineering, SpaceX and Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, Calif. For contributions to the creation and commercialization of computational materials design.
Kumar, Anil, associate fellow, specialty coatings and materials, PPG, Monroeville, Pa. For contributions in photochromism and variable polarization and leadership in commercialization.
Lam, Monica S., professor, computer science department, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For contributions to the design of advanced compiler and analysis systems for high-performance computers.
Lievense, Jefferson C., senior adviser to the chief executive officer, bioengineering and technology, Genomatica Inc., San Diego. For leadership in biomanufacturing of sustainable chemicals.
*Lorenz, Robert D., Elmer and Janet Kaiser Chair and Consolidated Papers Professor of Controls Engineering, department of mechanical engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison. For contributions to modeling and control of cross-coupled electromechanical systems for high-performance electric machines and drives.
McCarthy, Kathryn A., vice president, research and development, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Chalk River, Ontario, Canada. For leadership in research and data analysis in support of licensing extensions for light water nuclear reactors.
McGill, Laura J., vice president, engineering, Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz. For technical leadership of missile systems for the United States and its allies.
McKinley, Gareth H., mechanical engineering department, School of Engineering Professor of Teaching Innovation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For contributions in rheology, understanding of complex fluid dynamical instabilities, and interfacial engineering of super-repellent textured surfaces.
Moghaddam, Mahta, William M. Hogue Professorship in Electrical Engineering and professor of electrical engineering-electrophysics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. For development of physics-based computational algorithms for mapping of subsurface characteristics.
Mokhtari, Sasan, president and chief executive officer, Open Access Technology International Inc., Minneapolis. For development of software for web-based electric power transmission access, including tagging and scheduling. Morel, Thomas A., president, Gamma Technologies Inc., Westmont, Ill. For development of computeraided engineering tools for engines and vehicles.
Morris, Robert T., professor, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For contributions to programmable network routers, wireless mesh networks, and networked computer systems.
Moyer, Mary Pat, founder, chief executive officer, and chief science officer, INCELL Corp. LLC, San Antonio. For entrepreneurship and development of cell lines, cell media, and testing technologies for regenerative medicine and biopharma products.
Nunes, Sharon L., retired vice president, smarter cities and big green innovations, IBM Corp., Falmouth, Mass. For corporate leadership in development of next-generation green technologies, focusing on novel materials and processes.
O’Sullivan, Stephanie L., consultant and retired principal deputy director, U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Duck Key, Fla. For science, technology, and leadership in national security.
Picard, Rosalind, professor and director of affective computing research, Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For contributions to effective and wearable computing.
Pines, Darryll J., professor and dean, A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park. For inspirational leadership and contributions to engineering education excellence in the United States.
Prather, Kimberly A., Distinguished Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry, department of chemistry and biochemistry and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, Calif. For technologies that transformed understanding of aerosols and their impacts on air quality, climate, and human health.
Reid, John, director, product technology and innovation, Moline Technology Innovation Center, John Deere, Moline, Ill. For innovation in automation technologies for agricultural systems.
Samuel, Clifford M., senior vice president, access operations and emerging markets, Gilead Sciences Inc., Foster City, Calif. For innovations in supply chain management and manufacturing technologies central to delivering medication in developing countries.
San Martin, A. Miguel, chief engineer, guidance, navigation, and control, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. For technical contributions and leadership in guidance, navigation, and control leading to successful Mars entry, descent, and landing.
Sarter, Nadine B., professor, industrial and operations engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. For innovation in the design and use of tactile displays for improved safety in aviation, automobiles, and health care.
Schuh, Christopher A., department head and professor, materials science and engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For contributions to design science and application of nanocrystalline metals.
Scott, Robert A., vice president, technology transfer, surgical research and development, Alcon, Lake Forest, Calif. For contributions in ophthalmological biomaterials for intraocular lenses, glaucoma implants, and surgical equipment.
Seltzer, Margo I., Herchel Smith Professor of Computer Science, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. For engineering contributions to databases, file systems, and operating systems.
Semiatin, Sheldon Lee, senior scientist, materials/processing science and research leader, Metals Processing Group, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. For contributions to thermomechanical processing of aerospace alloys and emerging intermetallic materials.
Shanahan, Patrick M., acting secretary, U.S. Department of Defense, Washington, D.C. For aerospace industry leadership in commercial aircraft, missile defense, and rotorcraft and for service to the Department of Defense.
Shoop, Barry L., dean and professor of electrical engineering, Albert Nerken School of Engineering, The Cooper Union, New York City. For leadership in developing engineering systems solutions for national security and contributions to military engineering education.
Shyu, Heidi, president and chief executive officer, Heidi Shyu Inc., Arlington, Va. For development of innovative radar/electro-optics/infrared systems in support of the U.S. Army and Air Force.
Sigur, Wanda A., retired vice president and deputy general manager, civil space, Lockheed Martin Corp., Seabrook, Texas. For contributions to human spaceflight exploration systems.
Smith, Jane McKee, senior research scientist for hydrodynamic phenomena, Engineering Research and Development Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, Miss. For leadership in coastal engineering research and development resulting in improved infrastructure resilience.
Speer, John G., John Henry Moore Distinguished Professor and director, Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center, Colorado School of Mines, Golden. For the conception, invention, and reduction to practice of quenching and partitioning steel.
Stanney, Kay M., president and founder, Design Interactive Inc., Orlando, Fla. For contributions to human factors engineering through virtual reality technology and strategic leadership.
Stein, Robert M., consultant, Brookline, Mass. For contributions to electronic systems for national security applications.
Stephens, Daniel B., chairman of the board and principal hydrologist, Daniel B. Stephens & Associates Inc., Albuquerque, N.M. For innovations in vadose zone hydrologic practice and theory.
Tabors, Richard, president, Tabors Caramanis Rudkevich, Boston. For development of technologies for real-time locational pricing of electricity for reduced electric transmission congestion.
Tarokh, Vahid, Rhodes Family Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University, Durham, N.C. For contributions to space-time coding and its applications to multi-antenna wireless communications.
Thapar, Hemant K., chairman and chief executive officer, OmniTier Inc., Milpitas, Calif. For contributions to theory and practice of coding and signal processing for high-density magnetic recording.
Tom, Jean W., group director, process research and development, Bristol-Myers Squibb, New Brunswick, N.J. For leadership in the process development of multiple commercialized drugs.
Tomlin, Claire J., Charles A. Desoer Chair and professor, electrical engineering and computer sciences, University of California, Berkeley. For contributions to design tools for safety-focused control of cyberphysical systems.
Trolier-McKinstry, Susan, professor of ceramic science and engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park. For development of thin film multilayer ceramic capacitors and piezoelectric microelectromechanical systems.
Tsividis, Yannis, Edwin Howard Armstrong Professor of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, New York City. For contributions to analog and mixed-signal integrated circuit technology and engineering education.
Udren, Eric A., executive adviser, Quanta Technologies, Raleigh, N.C. For leadership in advancing protection technologies for electric power grids.
Vaidyanathan, P.P., Kiyo and Eiko Tomiyasu Professor of Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. For contributions to digital filter bank theory and design.
Wang, Christine A., senior staff scientist, Laser Technology and Applications Group, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, Mass. For contributions to epitaxial crystal growth of III-V compound semiconductors and design of organometallic vapor-phase epitaxy reactors.
Wu, Margaret M., retired senior scientific adviser, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co., Odenton, Md. For contributions to synthetic lubricants for improved energy efficiency and machine protection.
Elected posthumously New Foreign Members Bétin, Pierre Claude, retired senior vice president, Safran S.A./SNECMA, Villenave d’Ornon, France. For leadership of Europe’s solid rocket propulsion industry and contributions to launch and missile systems.
Brignole, Esteban A., professor emeritus, chemical engineering, Universidad Nacional Sur/CONICET, Bahia Blanca, Argentina. For contributions to molecular design of solvents, modeling of high-pressure phase equilibria, and leadership in research and academic-industry collaborations.
Cates, Michael E., Lucasian Professor of Mathematics and Royal Society Research Professor, department of applied mathematics and theoretical physics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom. For research on the rheology, dynamics, and thermodynamics of complex fluids, and for scientific leadership in the European Community.
de Geus, Aart J., chairman and co-chief executive officer, Synopsys Inc., Mountain View, Calif. For leadership and technical contributions to logic synthesis for integrated circuits.
Dordain, Jean-Jacques, consultant and former director general, European Space Agency, Paris. For contributions to complex space systems and leadership of space exploration programs worldwide.
Dyson, James, chairman and founder, Dyson Technology Ltd., Malmesbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom. For development of advanced technologies and innovative products and for contributions to design and engineering education.
Jonah, Samuel E., executive chairman, Jonah Capital, Accra, Ghana. For leadership and technical contributions in advancing the mineral industry in Africa.
Laporte, Gilbert, Canada Research Chair in Distribution Management and professor, department of decision sciences, HEC Montréal, Montréal, Canada. For domain-defining contributions to the theory and practice of vehicle routing, facility location, and distribution management.
Mair, Robert, emeritus professor of civil engineering and director of research, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom. For contributions to underground construction and smart infrastructure and for leadership in government, engineering practice, research, and education.
Mazumdar-Shaw, Kiran, chairperson and managing director, Biocon Limited, Bangalore, India. For development of affordable biopharmaceuticals and the biotechnology industry in India.
Murray, Christopher B., Richard Perry University Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. For invention and development of solvothermal synthesis of monodisperse nanocrystal quantum dots for displays, photovoltaics, and memory.
Qu, Jiuhui, professor, Research Center for Eco-environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing. For development of water treatment technology and leadership in improving water quality in China.
Ramamoorty, Mylavarapu, former chancellor, K L University, Vijayawada, Nacharam, Hyderabad, India. For technical leadership of power engineering research, development, education, and establishing national laboratories in India.
Rudnick, Hugh, emeritus professor, electrical engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile. For leadership in South American electric power markets, resource and transmission planning, and standards. Sohrabpour, Saeed, professor, mechanical engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. For establishing Sharif University as an academic Center of Excellence and advancing engineering and science education in Iran.
Spaldin, Nicola A., professor for materials theory, ETH Zürich, Zürich. For theoretical contributions to advance the field of multiferroics.
Stevens, Molly, professor of biomedical materials and regenerative medicine, Imperial College – London, South Kensington, United Kingdom. For contributions to materials-based approaches for tissue regeneration and biosensing.
Zheludev, Nikolay, head of nanophotonics and metamaterials, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom. For leadership and technical contributions to optical metamaterials and nanophotonics.
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