National Academy of Engineering Elects New Members from Virginia

Washington, DC, February 8, 2016 – The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 80 new members and 22 foreign members, announced NAE President C.D. (Dan) Mote Jr. today.  This brings the total Virginia Membership of the NAE to 67.

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

Individuals in the newly elected class will be formally inducted during a ceremony at the NAE’s Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on October 9, 2016.  A list of the newly elected members and foreign members follows, with their primary affiliations at the time of election and a brief statement of their principal engineering accomplishments.

Moorman, Charles W., retired chairman and chief executive officer, Norfolk Southern Corp., Norfolk, Va.  For leadership in the development of computerized freight railroad tracking system in North America.

Prabhakar, Arati, director, U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Va.  For national leadership to advance semiconductor and information technologies.


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