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The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 74 engineers and eight foreign associates to its membership, NAE President Wm. A. Wulf announced today. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,061 and the number of foreign associates to 154. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made "important contributions to engineering theory and practice, including significant contributions to the literature of engineering theory and practice," and those who have demonstrated "unusual accomplishment in the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology." Of the individuals elected to membership eight work in fluid mechanics and flow engineering. They are:
  • Joost A. Businger, independent consultant, Anacortes, Wash. For contributions to the field of atmospheric turbulence transport and its applications.
  • Liang-Shih Fan, Distinguished University Professor and chair of chemical engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus. For leadership and contributions to research and education in the field of fluidization and particle technology.
  • Alice P. Gast, professor of chemical engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For contributions to the understanding >of the structure of complex fluids, especially polymeric and electro-rheological fluids, and to engineering education.
  • Fazle Hussain, Cullen Distinguished Professor, mechanical engineering department, University of Houston, Houston. For fundamental experiments and concepts concerning important structures in turbulence, vortex dynamics, and acoustics, and for new turbulence measurement techniques.
  • Kristina B. Katsaros, director, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, Miami. For basic advances of ocean-atmosphere energy exchange through innovative measurement techniques.
  • Sangtae Kim, vice president and information officer, Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis. For contributions to microhydrodynamics, protein dynamics, and drug discovery through the application of high-performance computing.
  • Christopher W. Macosko, professor, department of chemical engineering and materials science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. For the invention, development, and dissemination of new methods of reactive polymer processing and rheological property measurement.
  • Norman R. Morrow, professor of chemical and petroleum engineering, University of Wyoming, Laramie. For contributions to the understanding of interfacial phenomena governing wettability, connate water saturation, and spontaneous imbibition.
  • Congratulations to our colleagues for receiving this singular honor.
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