Six Current and Former CBET Principal Investigators Have Been Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
February 18, 2014
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 67 new members to the organization.
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."
CBET is pleased to recognize at least six former or current CBET grantees that have been elected to the list. They are:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2014, its budget is $7.2 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives about 50,000 competitive requests for funding, and makes about 11,500 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $593 million in professional and service contracts yearly.
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