Five professors from UC campuses were elected today (Feb. 9) to the National Academy of Engineering. They are among 66 new members, plus 10 foreign associates. They include:
- Scott J. Shenker, professor, electrical engineering and computer science department; for contributions to Internet design and architecture
- Michael I. Baskes, adjunct professor, department of mechanical and aerospace engineering, Jacobs School of Engineering; for contributions to the embedded atom method for predicting the structure and properties of metals and alloys
- 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; for studies of atomization, turbulent mixing, and heat transfer and for the development of medical devices
- Robert E. Skelton, Daniel L. Alspach Professor of Dynamic Systems and Controls (emeritus) and director, Structural Systems and Control Laboratory; for contributions to robust control, system identification and methodology for control-structure interaction
- Steven P. DenBaars, Mitsubishi Chemical Professor in Solid State Lighting and Displays, materials department; for contributions to gallium nitride-based materials and devices for solid state lighting and displays
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."