Eight FOE Alumni Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

News Date: 02/08/2016

Zhenan Bao (JAFOE 2006, USFOE 2000), professor of chemical engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For synthesis, design, and application of organic semiconductors for flexible electronics.

Juan J. de Pablo (USFOE 2002), Liew Family Professor in Molecular Engineering and deputy director of education and outreach, University of Chicago, Chicago. For design of macromolecular products and processes via scientific computation. 

Kristina M. Johnson (USFOE 1995), co-founder and chief executive officer, Cube Hydro Partners LLC, Chevy Chase, Md. For development and deployment of liquid crystal on silicon display technologies, the basis for high-speed optoelectronic 3D imaging.

David L. Sedlak (IAFOE 2010), Malozemoff Professor in Mineral Engineering, co-director of the Berkeley Water Center, and director, Institute for Environmental Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley. For contributions to environmental aqueous chemistry, especially in the areas of water reuse, water contaminants, and urban water infrastructure.

Jennifer L. West (USFOE 2004), Fitzpatrick Family University Professor of Engineering and professor, departments of biomedical engineering, and mechanical engineering and materials science, Duke University, Durham, N.C. For developments in photothermal and theranostic therapies and bioabsorbed scaffolds for tissue regeneration.

Alan E. Willner (USFOE 1996),  Steven and Kathryn Sample Chair in Engineering, department of electrical engineering, and associate director, Center for Photonics Technology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. For significant advances in high-capacity optical communication systems.

Foreign Members

Willi A. Kalender (GAFOE 2001), professor and chairman, Institute of Medical Physics, University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Erlangen, Germany. For development of spiral computed tomography methods that enable modern high-speed 3D medical imaging with X-rays.

Yuzhuo Steve Zhang (CAFOE 2009), chairman of the board, Shenhua Group Corp. Ltd., Dongcheng, Beijing. For development and commercialization of coal to chemicals/fuels and for leadership in environmental responsibility for the coal industry.

For a full list of newly-elected NAE members, see press release.