The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 68 new members and nine foreign associates, announced NAE President Charles M. Vest today (Feb. 8). This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,290 and the number of foreign associates to 202. Among them are seven engineers with the University of California.
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."
UC members include:
- Armen Der Kiureghian, Taisei Professor of Civil Engineering
- Jitendra Malik, Arthur J. Chick Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
- Ramamoorthy Ramesh, Plato Malozemoff Chair Professor in Materials Science and Physics
- Albert Carnesale, chancellor emeritus and professor of public policy and mechanical and aerospace engineering
- John Arthur Orcutt, professor of geophysics and Distinguished Researcher, San Diego Supercomputer Center, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
- David D. Awschalom, Peter J. Clarke Professor, director of the California NanoSystems Institute and director of the Center for Spintronics and Quantum Computation
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- Karsten Pruess, senior scientist, Earth sciences division