Five ASCE Members Elected to NAE

February 5, 2015

NAE-Logo (1)The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 67 new members and 12 foreign members, bringing the total U.S. membership to 2,263 and the number of foreign members to 221.

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded 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.”

 ASCE congratulates the following ASCE members who have been elected into the NAE:

 Jonathan D. Bray, Ph.D., F.ASCE, faculty chair in earthquake engineering excellence and professor of geotechnical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, was elected for contributions to earthquake engineering and advances in mitigation of surface faulting, liquefaction, and seismic slope failure.

 Derek Elsworth, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, professor of energy and geo-environmental engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, was elected for contributions to understanding natural processes affecting flow and transport properties of fractured rocks.

 Philip Li-Fan Liu, Ph.D., Dist.M.ASCE, Class of 1912 Professor in Engineering, and director of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, was elected for coastal engineering research, education, computer modeling, and leadership for tsunami and wave damage.

 Masayoshi Nakashima, Ph.D., M.ASCE, professor at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute at Kyoto University, was elected for large-scale dynamic testing of buildings that has advanced structural earthquake engineering.

 Mark R. Wiesner, Ph.D., P.E. M.ASCE, James L. Meriam Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and director at the Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology at Duke University, was elected for contributions to membrane technologies for water treatment and understanding of environmental behavior and risk of nanomaterials.

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