Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos, Stuart Soled and Stacey Zones elected to the National Academy of Engineering

National Academy of Engineering Elects 67 Members and 11 Foreign Associates

WASHINGTON (Feb­ru­ary 6, 2014) — The Nation­al Acad­e­my of Engi­neer­ing (NAE) has elect­ed 67 new mem­bers and 11 for­eign asso­ciates, announced NAE Pres­i­dent C.D. (Dan) Mote Jr. today. This brings the total U.S. mem­ber­ship to 2,250 and the num­ber of for­eign asso­ciates to 214.

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.

New Members

  • Abbott, Nicholas, John T. and Mag­dalen L. Sob­o­ta Pro­fes­sor, and direc­tor, Mate­ri­als Research and Engi­neer­ing Cen­ter, Uni­ver­si­ty of Wis­con­sin, Madi­son. For inno­va­tions and appli­ca­tions in soft-mat­ter sur­face sci­ence.
  • All­cock, Har­ry R., Evan Pugh Pro­fes­sor of Chem­istry, Penn­syl­va­nia State Uni­ver­si­ty, Uni­ver­si­ty Park. For devel­op­ment of polyphos­p­hazenes, a new class of bio­ma­te­ri­als.
  • Alle­bach, Jan P., Hewlett-Packard Dis­tin­guished Pro­fes­sor of Elec­tri­cal and Com­put­er Engi­neer­ing, Pur­due Uni­ver­si­ty, West Lafayette, Ind. For devel­op­ment of algo­rithms for dig­i­tal image half-ton­ing for imag­ing and print­ing.
  • Arvizu, Dan E., direc­tor and chief exec­u­tive offi­cer, Nation­al Renew­able Ener­gy Lab­o­ra­to­ry, Gold­en, Colo. For lead­er­ship in the renew­able and clean ener­gy sec­tors, and for pro­mot­ing nation­al bal­anced ener­gy poli­cies.
  • Atkins III, Daniel E., W.K. Kel­logg Pro­fes­sor in Com­mu­ni­ty Infor­ma­tion, School of Infor­ma­tion; pro­fes­sor of elec­tri­cal engi­neer­ing and com­put­er sci­ence, Col­lege of Engi­neer­ing, Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan, Ann Arbor. For lead­er­ship in devel­op­ment of radix algo­rithms and cybertech­ni­cal col­lab­o­ra­tive sys­tems.
  • Bak­er, James K., con­sul­tant; and co-founder and for­mer chair­man and chief exec­u­tive offi­cer, Drag­on Sys­tems, Mait­land, Fla. For intro­duc­ing hid­den Markov mod­els to speech pro­cess­ing and appli­ca­tions to com­mer­cial speech-recog­ni­tion sys­tems.
  • Balser, Mar­tin, dis­tin­guished tech­ni­cal fel­low, Northrop Grum­man Infor­ma­tion Sys­tems, Wood­land Hills, Calif. For con­tri­bu­tions to the U.S. Navy’s capa­bil­i­ties in acoustics and flu­id mechan­ics.
  • Banks, M. Kather­ine, vice chan­cel­lor, dean of engi­neer­ing, and Harold J. Haynes Dean’s Chair Pro­fes­sor, Texas A&M Uni­ver­si­ty, Col­lege Sta­tion. For con­tri­bu­tions to phy­tore­me­di­a­tion of petro­le­um con­t­a­m­i­na­tion, and for lead­er­ship in engi­neer­ing edu­ca­tion.
  • Bar­rett, Har­ri­son H., Regents’ Pro­fes­sor of Radi­ol­o­gy, Regents’ Pro­fes­sor of Opti­cal Sci­ences, and Regents’ Pro­fes­sor of Applied Math­e­mat­ics, Uni­ver­si­ty of Ari­zona, Tuc­son. For con­tri­bu­tions to the phys­i­cal and sta­tis­ti­cal foun­da­tions and appli­ca­tions of radi­o­log­i­cal and nuclear med­ical imag­ing.
  • Bern­stein, Howard, chief sci­en­tif­ic offi­cer, Sev­enth Sense Biosys­tems Inc., Cam­bridge, Mass. For devel­op­ment of com­mer­cial nan­otech­nol­o­gy prod­ucts for ther­a­peu­tics and diag­nos­tics.
  • Bethell, Peter J., senior process con­sul­tant, Arch Coal Inc., Scott Depot, W.Va. For con­tri­bu­tions to advanced sep­a­ra­tion tech­nolo­gies for coal pro­cess­ing.
  • Board, Mark P., cor­po­rate direc­tor of geot­ech­ni­cal engi­neer­ing, Hecla Min­ing Co., Coeur d’A­lene, Ida­ho. For con­tri­bu­tions to the design of large-scale mines based on appli­ca­tion of advanced rock mechan­ics prin­ci­ples.
  • Boroye­vich, Dushan, Amer­i­can Elec­tric Pow­er Pro­fes­sor of Elec­tri­cal Engi­neer­ing, and co-direc­tor, Cen­ter for Pow­er Elec­tron­ics Sys­tems, Vir­ginia Poly­tech­nic Insti­tute and State Uni­ver­si­ty, Blacks­burg. For advance­ments in con­trol, mod­el­ing, and design of elec­tron­ic pow­er con­ver­sion for elec­tric ener­gy and trans­porta­tion.
  • Boston, Ter­ry, pres­i­dent and chief exec­u­tive offi­cer, PJM Inter­con­nec­tion, Nor­ris­town, Pa. For lead­er­ship in devel­op­ment and oper­a­tion of large elec­tric grids and mar­kets for whole­sale elec­tric­i­ty.
  • Bou­los, Paul Fares, pres­i­dent, chief oper­at­ing offi­cer, and chief tech­ni­cal offi­cer, Innovyze, Broom­field, Colo. For con­tri­bu­tions to the­o­ry and prac­tice of com­pu­ta­tion­al hydraulics sim­u­la­tion tech­nol­o­gy for water infra­struc­ture.
  • Boyd, Stephen P., Sam­sung Pro­fes­sor in the School of Engi­neer­ing; and pro­fes­sor, Infor­ma­tion Sys­tems Lab­o­ra­to­ry, depart­ment of elec­tri­cal engi­neer­ing, Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty, Stan­ford, Calif. For con­tri­bu­tions to engi­neer­ing design and analy­sis via con­vex opti­miza­tion.
  • Braun, Robert D., David and Andrew Lewis Pro­fes­sor of Space Tech­nol­o­gy, and co-direc­tor, Space Sys­tems Design Lab­o­ra­to­ry, Geor­gia Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy, Atlanta. For con­tri­bu­tions to space explo­ration and tech­nolo­gies for enter­ing plan­e­tary atmos­pheres from space.
  • Briskman, Robert D., co-founder and tech­ni­cal exec­u­tive, Sir­ius XM Radio, North Bethes­da, Md. For achieve­ments in satel­lite com­mu­ni­ca­tions, cul­mi­nat­ing in Sir­ius XM Radio.
  • Car­bonell, Ruben G., Frank Hawkins Kenan Dis­tin­guished Pro­fes­sor of Chem­i­cal Engi­neer­ing, North Car­oli­na State Uni­ver­si­ty, Raleigh. For research and inno­va­tion in mul­ti­phase reac­tor design, high-pres­sure thin-film coat­ing, and nov­el biosep­a­ra­tion process­es.
  • Chan, Tony F., pres­i­dent, Hong Kong Uni­ver­si­ty of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­o­gy, Kowloon. For numer­i­cal tech­niques applied to image pro­cess­ing and sci­en­tif­ic com­put­ing, and for pro­vid­ing engi­neer­ing lead­er­ship at the nation­al and inter­na­tion­al lev­els.
  • Cramb, Alan W., provost, senior vice pres­i­dent for aca­d­e­m­ic affairs, and Charles and Lee Fin­kl Pro­fes­sor of Met­al­lur­gi­cal and Mate­ri­als Engi­neer­ing, Illi­nois Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy, Chica­go. For con­tri­bu­tions to devel­op­ment of high-integri­ty con­tin­u­ous­ly cast steels.
  • Dagan­zo, Car­los F., Chan­cel­lor Pro­fes­sor of the Grad­u­ate School, and retired Robert Horon­j­eff Chair in Civ­il and Envi­ron­men­tal Engi­neer­ing, Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley. For engi­neer­ing con­tri­bu­tions to traf­fic, trans­porta­tion, and logis­tics sys­tems and oper­a­tions.
  • Davari, Bijan, IBM Fel­low and vice pres­i­dent, Next Gen­er­a­tion Com­put­ing Sys­tems and Tech­nol­o­gy, IBM T.J. Wat­son Research Cen­ter, York­town Heights, N.Y. For con­tri­bu­tions to scal­ing of CMOS tech­nol­o­gy.
  • Diet­rich, Bren­da L., IBM Fel­low and vice pres­i­dent, and chief tech­nol­o­gy offi­cer for Busi­ness Ana­lyt­ics Soft­ware, IBM, Somers, N.Y. For con­tri­bu­tions to engi­neer­ing algo­rithms, frame­works, and tools to solve com­plex busi­ness prob­lems.
  • Eden, J. Gary, Gilmore Fam­i­ly Endowed Pro­fes­sor­ship of Elec­tri­cal and Com­put­er Engi­neer­ing, Uni­ver­si­ty of Illi­nois, Urbana-Cham­paign. For devel­op­ment and com­mer­cial­iza­tion of micro-plas­ma tech­nolo­gies and excimer lasers.
  • Edgar, Thomas Fly­nn, George T. and Gladys H. Abell Endowed Chair in Engi­neer­ing, depart­ment of chem­i­cal engi­neer­ing, Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas, Austin. For con­tri­bu­tions to math­e­mat­i­cal mod­el­ing, opti­miza­tion, and auto­mat­ic con­trol of chem­i­cal and micro­elec­tron­ics process­es, and for pro­fes­sion­al lead­er­ship.
  • Elghobashi, Said, pro­fes­sor of mechan­i­cal and aero­space engi­neer­ing, Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Irvine. For con­tri­bu­tions to under­stand­ing and mod­el­ing of mul­ti­phase tur­bu­lent flows.
  • Ershaghi, Iraj, Omar B. Mil­li­gan Chair in Petro­le­um Engi­neer­ing, and direc­tor, Petro­le­um Engi­neer­ing Pro­gram, Uni­ver­si­ty of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia, Los Ange­les. For con­tri­bu­tions to char­ac­ter­i­za­tion of com­plex frac­tured reser­voirs, and for lead­er­ship in uni­ver­si­ty-indus­try col­lab­o­ra­tion.
  • Fagin, Ronald, IBM Fel­low, IBM Almaden Research Cen­ter, San Jose, Calif. For con­tri­bu­tions to the­o­ry and prac­tice of data man­age­ment.
  • Fenves, Gre­go­ry L., exec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent and provost, Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas, Austin. For con­tri­bu­tions to com­pu­ta­tion­al mod­el­ing, cre­ation of open source soft­ware for earth­quake engi­neer­ing analy­sis, and aca­d­e­m­ic lead­er­ship.
  • Fer­rara, Kather­ine Whit­tak­er, dis­tin­guished pro­fes­sor and found­ing chair, depart­ment of bio­med­ical engi­neer­ing, Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Davis. For con­tri­bu­tions to the­o­ry and appli­ca­tions of bio­med­ical ultra­son­ics.
  • Fly­tzani-Stephanopou­los, Maria, Robert and Mar­cy Haber Endowed Pro­fes­sor in Ener­gy Sus­tain­abil­i­ty, Tufts Uni­ver­si­ty, Med­ford, Mass. For con­tri­bu­tions to atom­i­cal­ly dis­persed het­ero­ge­neous met­al cat­a­lysts for effi­cient pro­duc­tion of fuels and chem­i­cals.
  • Halas, Nao­mi, Stan­ley C. Moore Pro­fes­sor in Elec­tri­cal and Com­put­er Engi­neer­ing, Rice Uni­ver­si­ty, Hous­ton. For nanoscale engi­neer­ing of opti­cal res­o­nances and line­shapes.
  • Hedrick, J. Karl, James Mar­shall Wells Aca­d­e­m­ic Chair and pro­fes­sor of mechan­i­cal engi­neer­ing, Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley. For analy­sis and con­trol meth­ods for non­lin­ear sys­tems with appli­ca­tion to prac­ti­cal prob­lems.
  • Hedrick, James Lup­ton, IBM Researcher, IBM Almaden Research Cen­ter, San Jose, Calif. For inno­va­tions in func­tion­al monomers and poly­mers for the micro­elec­tron­ics indus­try.
  • Hopp, Wal­lace J., senior asso­ciate dean for fac­ul­ty and research, Her­rick Pro­fes­sor of Busi­ness, pro­fes­sor of tech­nol­o­gy and oper­a­tions, and pro­fes­sor of indus­tri­al and oper­a­tions engi­neer­ing, Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan, Ann Arbor. For cre­at­ing and apply­ing fun­da­men­tal engi­neer­ing prin­ci­ples gov­ern­ing the under­ly­ing behav­ior of man­u­fac­tur­ing sys­tems and sup­ply chains.
  • Joshi, Chan­drashekhar Janar­dan, Dis­tin­guished Pro­fes­sor of Elec­tri­cal Engi­neer­ing, and direc­tor, Nep­tune Facil­i­ty for Advanced Accel­er­a­tor Research, Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Los Ange­les. For con­tri­bu­tions to devel­op­ment of laser- and beam-dri­ven plas­ma accel­er­a­tors.
  • Joup­pi, Nor­man P., dis­tin­guished hard­ware engi­neer, Google Inc., Moun­tain View, Calif. For con­tri­bu­tions to the design of com­put­er mem­o­ry hier­ar­chies.
  • Joyce, David L., pres­i­dent and chief exec­u­tive offi­cer, GE Avi­a­tion, and senior vice pres­i­dent, GE, Cincin­nati. For con­tri­bu­tions in reduc­ing emis­sions and fuel con­sump­tion of tur­bo­fan engines.
  • Kish Jr., Fred­er­ick A., senior vice pres­i­dent, Opti­cal Inte­grat­ed Cir­cuit Group, Infin­era Corp., Sun­ny­vale, Calif. For con­tri­bu­tions to high-bright­ness light-emit­ting diodes.
  • Knatz, Geral­dine, adjunct pro­fes­sor, Viter­bi School of Engi­neer­ing, Uni­ver­si­ty of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia, Los Ange­les.
  • Krieger, Roger B., retired group man­ag­er, Gen­er­al Motors Research and Devel­op­ment, Birm­ing­ham, Mich. For con­tri­bu­tions to engine research, advanced engine tech­nolo­gies in pas­sen­ger vehi­cles, and lead­er­ship in engi­neer­ing edu­ca­tion.
  • Luby, Michael, vice pres­i­dent of tech­nol­o­gy, QUALCOMM Inc., Berke­ley, Calif. For con­tri­bu­tions to cod­ing the­o­ry includ­ing the incep­tion of rate­less codes.
  • Michel, R. Kei­th, pres­i­dent, Webb Insti­tute, Glen Cove, N.Y. For con­tri­bu­tions to the design, con­struc­tion, and oper­a­tion of effi­cient, envi­ron­ment-friend­ly ships.
  • Mis­tret­ta, Charles A., John R. Cameron Pro­fes­sor of Med­ical Physics and Radi­ol­o­gy, Uni­ver­si­ty of Wis­con­sin, Madi­son. For con­tri­bu­tions to devel­op­ment and appli­ca­tion of angio­graph­ic meth­ods in X‑ray and mag­net­ic res­o­nance imag­ing.
  • Moehle, Jack P., T.Y. and Mar­garet Lin Pro­fes­sor of Engi­neer­ing, depart­ment of civ­il and envi­ron­men­tal engi­neer­ing, Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley. For con­tri­bu­tions to earth­quake-resis­tant design and analy­sis of build­ing struc­tures, and for lead­er­ship in engi­neer­ing edu­ca­tion.
  • Mohan, Ned, Oscar A. Schott Pro­fes­sor of Pow­er Elec­tron­ics and Sys­tems, depart­ment of elec­tri­cal and com­put­er engi­neer­ing, Uni­ver­si­ty of Min­neso­ta, Min­neapo­lis. For con­tri­bu­tions to the inte­gra­tion of elec­tron­ics into pow­er sys­tems and to inno­va­tions in pow­er engi­neer­ing edu­ca­tion.
  • Mullen, Michael Glenn, retired admi­ral, U.S. Navy, Annapo­lis, Md. For apply­ing engi­neer­ing meth­ods in devel­op­ing and exe­cut­ing offen­sive and defen­sive strate­gies for the U.S. Navy.
  • Novosel, Damir, pres­i­dent, Quan­ta Tech­nol­o­gy LLC, Raleigh, N.C. For inno­va­tions and busi­ness lead­er­ship in the secu­ri­ty and reli­a­bil­i­ty of elec­tric pow­er grids.
  • Patt, Yale N., pro­fes­sor of elec­tri­cal and com­put­er engi­neer­ing, Ernest Cock­rell Jr. Cen­ten­ni­al Chair in Engi­neer­ing, and uni­ver­si­ty dis­tin­guished teach­ing pro­fes­sor, Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas, Austin. For con­tri­bu­tions to high-per­for­mance micro­proces­sor archi­tec­ture.
  • Paw­likows­ki, Ellen M., com­man­der, Space and Mis­sile Sys­tems Cen­ter, and pro­gram exec­u­tive offi­cer for space, U.S. Air Force, Los Ange­les AFB, Los Ange­les. For lead­er­ship in the devel­op­ment of tech­nolo­gies for nation­al secu­ri­ty pro­grams includ­ing space­craft oper­a­tions and the Air­borne Laser.
  • Pent­land, Alex (Sandy), Toshi­ba Pro­fes­sor of Media, Arts, and Sci­ences; and direc­tor, Human Dynam­ics Lab­o­ra­to­ry and Media Lab Entre­pre­neur­ship Pro­gram, Mass­a­chu­setts Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy, Cam­bridge. For con­tri­bu­tions to com­put­er vision and tech­nolo­gies for mea­sur­ing human social behav­ior.
  • Pharr IV, George M., Chan­cel­lor’s Pro­fes­sor and McK­amey Pro­fes­sor of Engi­neer­ing, depart­ment of mate­ri­als sci­ence and engi­neer­ing, Uni­ver­si­ty of Ten­nessee, Knoxville. For devel­op­ment of meth­ods for deter­min­ing mechan­i­cal prop­er­ties of mate­ri­als by nanoin­den­ta­tion.
  • Philip, Craig E., chief exec­u­tive offi­cer, Ingram Barge Co., Nashville, Tenn. For con­tri­bu­tions in infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy and man­age­ment inno­va­tion in the inter­modal, rail, and inland water­way indus­tries.
  • Ram­sey, J. Michael, Min­nie N. Gold­by Dis­tin­guished Pro­fes­sor of Chem­istry, and direc­tor, Cen­ter for Bio­med­ical Microtech­nolo­gies, Uni­ver­si­ty of North Car­oli­na, Chapel Hill. For devel­op­ment of microflu­idic tech­nolo­gies for ana­lyt­i­cal appli­ca­tions.
  • Rex­ford, Jen­nifer, Gor­don Y.S. Wu Pro­fes­sor in Engi­neer­ing, depart­ment of com­put­er sci­ence, Prince­ton Uni­ver­si­ty, Prince­ton, N.J. For con­tri­bu­tions to the oper­a­tional sta­bil­i­ty of large com­put­er net­works.
  • Riley, James J., PACCAR Pro­fes­sor of Engi­neer­ing, depart­ment of mechan­i­cal engi­neer­ing, Uni­ver­si­ty of Wash­ing­ton, Seat­tle. For con­tri­bu­tions in analy­sis, mod­el­ing, and com­pu­ta­tions of tran­si­tion­ing and tur­bu­lent phe­nom­e­na.
  • Schapire, Robert E., David M. Siegel ’83 Pro­fes­sor, depart­ment of com­put­er sci­ence, Prince­ton Uni­ver­si­ty, Prince­ton, N.J. For con­tri­bu­tions to machine learn­ing through inven­tion and devel­op­ment of boost­ing algo­rithms.
  • Schutz, Bob E., Joe J. King Chair in Engi­neer­ing and FSX Pro­fes­sor­ship in Space Appli­ca­tions and Explo­ration, Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas, Austin. For con­tri­bu­tion to the use of Satel­lite Laser Rang­ing and Glob­al Posi­tion­ing Sys­tem track­ing to study earth sys­tem dynam­ics.
  • Soled, Stu­art L., dis­tin­guished research asso­ciate, Exxon­Mo­bil Research and Engi­neer­ing Co., Annan­dale, N.J. For dis­cov­ery and com­mer­cial­iza­tion of new mate­ri­als with sig­nif­i­cant envi­ron­men­tal and eco­nom­ic ben­e­fits to soci­ety.
  • Spencer, David Bruce, founder, chair­man, and chief tech­nol­o­gy offi­cer, wTe Corp., Bed­ford, Mass. For inven­tion and entre­pre­neur­ship in mate­ri­als man­u­fac­tur­ing and recy­cling.
  • Stafford, Thomas P., retired, U.S. Air Force; and con­sul­tant, Satel­lite Beach, Fla. For lead­er­ship in the devel­op­ment of ren­dezvous and dock­ing tech­nolo­gies for the Apol­lo and Apollo/Soyuz pro­grams.
  • Ste­dinger, Jery R., pro­fes­sor, School of Civ­il and Envi­ron­men­tal Engi­neer­ing, Cor­nell Uni­ver­si­ty, Itha­ca, N.Y. For sta­tis­ti­cal meth­ods for flood risk assess­ment and opti­miza­tion­al meth­ods for hydropow­er sys­tem man­age­ment.
  • Tzeghai, Ghe­bre E., glob­al research and devel­op­ment direc­tor, Proc­ter & Gam­ble Co., Mason, Ohio. For con­tri­bu­tions to world health through the devel­op­ment and com­mer­cial­iza­tion of den­tal care and per­son­al hygiene prod­ucts.
  • Waitz, Ian A., dean of engi­neer­ing and Jerome C. Hun­sak­er Pro­fes­sor of Aero­nau­tics and Astro­nau­tics, Mass­a­chu­setts Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy, Cam­bridge. For analy­sis of envi­ron­men­tal effects of avi­a­tion enabling prac­ti­cal envi­ron­men­tal reg­u­la­tions.
  • Will­son Jr., Alan N., dis­tin­guished pro­fes­sor and Charles P. Reames Chair in Elec­tri­cal Engi­neer­ing, Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Los Ange­les. For con­tri­bu­tions to the the­o­ry and appli­ca­tions of dig­i­tal sig­nal pro­cess­ing.
  • Zones, Stacey I., con­sult­ing sci­en­tist, Chevron Ener­gy Tech­nol­o­gy Co., Rich­mond, Calif. For con­tri­bu­tions to mol­e­c­u­lar sieve cat­a­lysts used in com­mer­cial appli­ca­tions.

New Foreign Associates

  • Bim­berg, Dieter, exec­u­tive direc­tor, Cen­ter of NanoPho­ton­ics, Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty Berlin, Berlin, Ger­many. For inno­va­tions in nano­ma­te­ri­als, nanophysics, and nan­ode­vices.
  • Ciminel­li, Vir­ginia S.T., pro­fes­sor, depart­ment of met­al­lur­gi­cal and mate­ri­als engi­neer­ing, Uni­ver­si­dade Fed­er­al de Minas Gerais, Belo Hor­i­zonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. For con­tri­bu­tions in envi­ron­men­tal hydromet­al­lur­gy, and for lead­er­ship in nation­al and inter­na­tion­al tech­ni­cal col­lab­o­ra­tions.
  • Fleck, Nor­man Andrew, pro­fes­sor of mechan­ics of mate­ri­als, and direc­tor, Cam­bridge Cen­tre for Micro­me­chan­ics, Uni­ver­si­ty of Cam­bridge, Cam­bridge, U.K. For exper­i­men­tal and the­o­ret­i­cal con­tri­bu­tions to mechan­i­cal engi­neer­ing of solids and struc­tures.
  • Gany, Alon, pro­fes­sor emer­i­tus, Tech­nion — Israel Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy, Haifa. For advances in the devel­op­ment of sol­id pro­pel­lants for rock­ets and scram­jets.
  • Harel, David, William Suss­man Pro­fes­sor of Math­e­mat­ics, Weiz­mann Insti­tute of Sci­ence, Rehovot, Israel. For inven­tion of stat­e­charts and con­tri­bu­tions to the log­ic of pro­gram­ming.
  • Mehlhorn, Kurt, direc­tor, Max Planck Insti­tute for Infor­mat­ics, Saar­brueck­en, Ger­many. For con­tri­bu­tions to algo­rithm design and the devel­op­ment of the LEDA soft­ware library.
  • Pou­los, Har­ry G., senior prin­ci­pal, Cof­fey Geot­ech­nics Pty Ltd., Cove West, New South Wales, Aus­tralia. For con­tri­bu­tions to under­stand­ing foun­da­tion struc­ture and ground sup­port inter­ac­tions.
  • Romankiw, Lubomyr T., IBM Fel­low, IBM, York­town Heights, N.Y. For inno­va­tion of thin-film mag­net­ic head struc­tures and elec­tro­chem­i­cal process tech­nolo­gies for micro­elec­tron­ics device fab­ri­ca­tion.
  • Sama­rasek­era, Indi­ra Vas­an­ti, pres­i­dent and vice chan­cel­lor, Uni­ver­si­ty of Alber­ta, Edmon­ton, Cana­da. For mech­a­nis­tic under­stand­ing of steel cast­ing process­es for improved pro­duc­tiv­i­ty.
  • Shoham, Moshe, Tama­ra and Har­ry Han­dels­man Pro­fes­sor, depart­ment of mechan­i­cal engi­neer­ing, and head, Robot­ics Lab­o­ra­to­ry, Tech­nion — Israel Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy, Haifa. For con­tri­bu­tions to robot­ic tech­nol­o­gy for image-guid­ed surgery.
  • Zhang, Xing­dong, pro­fes­sor and hon­orary direc­tor, Nation­al Engi­neer­ing Research Cen­ter for Bio­ma­te­ri­als, Sichuan Uni­ver­si­ty, Cheng­du, Chi­na. For con­tri­bu­tions to mus­cu­loskele­tal med­ical ther­a­pies and bio­ma­te­r­i­al prod­uct devel­op­ment.

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