The National Academy of Engineering recently announced its 2021 class of new members, and of the 128 inductees, several are ASCE members.
NAE election 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.”
U.S. membership now stands at 2,353, with the number of international members at 299.
The ASCE members among the new class:
James L. Barnard, Ph.D., Dist.M.ASCE, global practice and technology leader, Black & Veatch, Kansas City, Missouri – for the development and implementation of biological nutrient removal in water treatment.
Christopher B. Burke, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, Dist.M.ASCE, chief executive officer, Christopher B. Burke Engineering Ltd., Rosemont, Illinois – for leadership in executing complex water resources projects and service to the engineering community.
Luis Enrique Garcia, P.E., F.ASCE, professor, civil engineering, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia – for contributions to the earthquake-resistant design, construction, and building code development of concrete structures.
Charles N. Haas, F.ASCE, LD Betz Professor of Environmental Engineering and department head, civil, architectural, and environmental engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia – for contributions to quantitative microbial risk assessment for drinking water quality and public health.
Mary Catherine Hill, P.E., F.ASCE, professor, Department of Geology, University of Kansas, Lawrence – for contributions to the development and application of methods for parameter estimation and sensitivity analysis in hydrologic models.
Anne S. Kiremidjian, Dist.M.ASCE, professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California – for research and dissemination of probabilistic seismic hazard methods and mentoring.
Witold F. Krajewski, M.ASCE, Rose and Joseph Summers Chair in Water Resources Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City – for advances in flood prediction and mitigation.
Hani S. Mahmassani, P.E., M.ASCE, William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair in Transportation, and director, Transportation Center, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois – for contributions to the modeling of intelligent transportation networks and to interdisciplinary collaboration in transportation engineering.
James O. Malley, P.E., F.ASCE, group director and senior principal, Structural Engineering, Degenkolb Engineers, San Francisco – for leadership in improving seismic design.
Glaucio H. Paulino, Ph.D., F.EMI, M.ASCE, Raymond Allen Jones Chair and professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta – for contributions to topology optimization and its applications to medicine and engineering.
Mark Peter Sarkisian, P.E., M.ASCE, partner, Structural and Seismic Engineering, Skidmore Owings and Merrill LLP, San Francisco – for innovation in efficient and aesthetic design of tall buildings and structures.