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National Academy of Engineering Elects 22 Sigma Xi Members

Twenty-two Sigma Xi members were among the 69 new members and 11 foreign associates elected in February to the National Academy of Engineering.

Anant Agarwal (SX 1993), president, edX (online learning initiative of MIT and Harvard University), and professor, electrical engineering and computer science department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For contributions to shared-memory and multicore computer architectures.

James M. Anderson (SX 1959), Distinguished University Professor, and professor of pathology, macromolecular science, and biomedical engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland. For contributions to understanding tissue/biomaterials interactions for designing and testing medical devices.

Joseph J. Beaman Jr. (SX 1986), Earnest F. Gloyna Regents Chair in Engineering, mechanical engineering department, University of Texas, Austin. For innovation, development, and commercialization of solid freeform fabrication and selective laser sintering.

Lorenz T. Biegler (SX 1981), Bayer Professor of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. For contributions in large-scale nonlinear optimization theory and algorithms for application to process optimization, design, and control.

Donna G. Blackmond (SX 1986), professor of chemistry, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif. For kinetic and mechanistic studies of catalytic organic reactions for pharmaceuticals, and for studies of chiral amplification.

Craig T. Bowman (SX 1975), professor of mechanical engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For contributions to understanding pollutant formation processes in combustion systems to reduce harmful emissions.

Weng Cho Chew (SX 1981), professor, department of electrical and computer engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana. For contributions to large-scale computational electromagnetics of complex structures.

Charles F. Gay (SX 1986), president, applied solar division, Applied Materials Inc., Santa Clara, Calif. For leadership in the development of the global photovoltaic industry.

Joseph P. Heremans (SX 1989), Ohio Eminent Scholar, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and professor of physics, Ohio State University, Columbus. For discoveries in thermal energy transfer and conversion to electricity, and for commercial devices employed in automobiles.

Maurice Herlihy (SX 1980), professor of computer science, Brown University, Providence, R.I. For concurrent computing techniques for linearizability, non-blocking data structures, and transactional memory.

Carl C. Koch (SX 1959), Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. For synthesis of amorphous and nanocrystalline alloys by mechanical attrition.

Vijay Kumar (SX 2012), UPS Foundation Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. For contributions in cooperative robotics, networked vehicles, and unmanned aerial vehicles, and for leadership in robotics research and education.

Enrique J. Lavernia (SX 1982), dean, College of Engineering, and Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California, Davis. For contributions to novel processing of metals and alloys, and for leadership in engineering education.

Raphael C. Lee (SX 1981), Paul S. and Allene T. Russell Professor of Surgery, Medicine, Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago, Chicago. For contributions to understanding cell injury associated with trauma including electrical shock and thermal burns.

Gerald H. Luttrell (SX 1990), A.T. Massey Coal Company Professor of Mining and Minerals Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg. For advancing separation technologies for the mineral and coal industries.

John A. Montgomery (SX 1988), director of research, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. For leading the Navy's electronics-warfare technical authority, and for developing critical operational systems.

José M.F. Moura (SX 1971), University Professor, department of electrical and computer engineering, and director, Information and Communications Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. For contributions to the theory and practice of statistical signal processing.

Richard M. Murray (SX 1986), Thomas E. and Doris Everhart Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems and Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. For contributions in control theory and networked control systems with applications to aerospace engineering, robotics, and autonomy.

Thomas J. Overbye (SX 2001), Fox Family Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. For the integration of visualization and analysis tools for power systems.

Pradeep S. Sindhu (SX 1984), vice chairman, chief technical officer, and founder, Juniper Networks, Sunnyvale, Calif. For contributions to technology and commercialization of Internet Protocol routing.

William A. Thornton (SX 1970), corporate consultant, Cives Engineering Corp., Roswell, Ga. For rational methods of designing steel connections, and for leadership in steel building design.

Sharon L. Wood (SX 1990), Robert L. Parker Sr. Centennial Professor and chair, department of civil, architectural, and environmental engineering, University of Texas, Austin. For design of reinforced concrete structures and associated seismic instrumentation for extreme loadings and environments.

 

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