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Four from MTL elected to National Academy of Engineering

February 5, 2015

New members include Profs. Anantha Chandrakasan, L. Rafael Reif, Karen Gleason, and Dr. Ghavam Shahidi

4elected.jpgClockwise from top left: Anantha Chandrakasan, Karen Gleason, Ghavam Shahidi, L. Rafael Reif. Image, MTLEight members of the MIT community and 14 MIT alumni -- including Anantha Chandrakasan, Karen K. Gleason, L. Rafael Reif, and alumnus Dr. Ghavam Shahidi -- are among the 67 new members and 12 foreign associates elected today to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to American engineers. 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."

Elected this year from MTL faculty and the Microsystems Industrial Group:

"MIT's contribution to this year's cohort is remarkable," says Ian A. Waitz, dean of the School of Engineering and the Jerome C. Hunsaker Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. "I'm deeply gratified to see the accomplishments of so many members of our engineering community acknowledged. The range, depth, and scale of the accomplishments of these individuals is amazing."

Including this year's inductees, 131 current faculty and staff from MIT are members of the National Academy of Engineering. With this week's announcement, NAE's total U.S. membership stands at 2,263; the number of foreign associates is at 221.

--School of Engineering/Microsystems Technology Laboratories; 2/5/2015

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