Three Harvard members elected to National Academy of Engineering

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The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 106 new members and 23 international members, announced NAE President John L. Anderson this week. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,355 and the number of international members to 298.

Three members of the Harvard community were included in the most recent election:

  • Doyle, Francis J., III, John A. and Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor and dean, Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for insights into natural biological control systems and innovative engineering of diabetes control devices.
  • Hogan, William Walter, Raymond Plank Research Professor of Global Energy Policy, Harvard Kennedy School for contributions to electricity industry restructuring, electricity market design, and energy policy modeling and analysis.
  • Ingber, Donald Elliott, director, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering; and professor, Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for interdisciplinary contributions to mechanobiology and microsystems engineering, and leadership in biologically inspired engineering.

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.”  Election of new NAE members is the culmination of a yearlong process. The ballot is set in December and the final vote for membership occurs during January.

Individuals in the newly elected class will be formally inducted during the NAE’s annual meeting on Oct. 3, 2021. A list of the new members and international members follows, with their primary affiliations at the time of election and a brief statement of their principal engineering accomplishments.