The National Academy of Engineering (NAE; www.nae.edu) recently elected 84 new members and 22 foreign members to its 2017 class. This year, the following members of The American Institute of Chemical Engineers and AIChE’s Society for Biological Engineering joined the NAE’s distinguished ranks:
David T. Allen, Melvin H. Gertz Regents Chair in Chemical Engineering, McKetta Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Texas at Austin — For contributions to improving air quality and for developments in sustainable engineering education and practice.
Arindam Bose, consultant in business organization, biotechnology, bioengineering, and biosimilars, AbiologicsB LLC, Pawcatuck, CT — For innovations in the manufacture of biologics and service to the professional society organizations that represent the biopharmaceutical industry.
Martin Fussenegger, professor in the Dept. of Biosystems Science and Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland — For contributions to synthetic biology and engineered therapeutic gene networks.
Selda Gunsel, general manager, products and quality, Shell Global Lubricants Supply Chain, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Houston, TX — For leadership in developing and manufacturing advanced fuels and lubricants to meet growing global energy demand while reducing CO2 emissions.
Paula T. Hammond, David H. Koch Professor and Head, Chemical Engineering Dept., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA — For contributions to self-assembly of polyelectrolytes, colloids, and block copolymers at surfaces and interfaces for energy and healthcare applications.
Robert W. McCabe, Program Director, Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA — For enabling ultraclean vehicles through conceptual and practical advances in catalytic systems for the abatement of automotive emissions.
Michael S. Strano, Carbon P. Dubbs Professor of Chemical Engineering, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology — For contributions to nanotechnology, including fluorescent sensors for human health and solar and thermal energy devices.
Constantinos G. Vayenas, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Patras, Greece — For fundamental studies on electrochemical modification of catalytic activity leading to the industrial design and use of new promoted catalysts.
Martin L. Yarmush, Paul and Mary Monroe Chair Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers Univ., Piscataway, NJ — For pioneering advances in cellular, tissue, and organ engineering and for leadership in applying metabolic engineering to human health.
The new NAE members will be formally inducted during a ceremony to be held at the NAE’s Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, on October 8, 2017.