National Academy of Engineering Elects 84 Members and 22 Foreign Members
Release Date: February 8, 2017
Washington, DC, February 8, 2017 – WASHINGTON — The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 84 new members and 22 foreign members, announced NAE President C.D. (Dan) Mote Jr. today. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,281 and the number of foreign members to 249.
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 Oct. 8, 2017. 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.
Newly elected members from Virginia:
McCabe, Robert W., program director, division of chemical, bioengineering, environmental, and transport systems, National Science Foundation, Arlington, Va. For enabling ultra-clean vehicles through conceptual and practical advances in catalytic systems for the abatement of automotive emissions.
Panday, Sorab, principal engineer, GSI Environmental Inc., Herndon, Va. For the development of computer codes for solving complex groundwater problems.