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  • Leroy S. Fletcher, mechanical engineering professor at Texas A&M, has been appointed director of aeronautics at NASA Ames Research Center.
  • Patrick Natale has been named executive director of the National Society of Professional Engineers.
  • Shirley Ann Jackson, former chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, has been named president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
  • Richard K. Miller, dean of engineering at the University of Iowa, has been appointed president of the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in Needham, MA.
  • Thomas E. Magnanti, president of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, has been appointed dean of engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Venky Narayanamurti, former dean of engineering at the University of California at Santa Barbra, has been named dean of engineering at Harvard University.
  • Yongmin Kim, a professor at the University of Washington, has been named chair of the bioengineering department.

The following educators were recently named to the National Academy of Engineering:

  • Kyle T. Alfriend, professor and head of aerospace engineering department, Texas A&M University
  • Vitelmo V. Bereto, civil and environmental engineering professor emeritus, University of California-Berkeley
  • Leon E. Borgman, geology and statistics professor, University of Wyoming
  • Robert W. Bower, electrical and computer engineering professor, University of California-Davis
  • John F. Brady, chemical engineering professor, California Institute of Technology
  • David R. Clarke, materials engineering professor, University of California-Santa Barbara
  • James W. Demmel, computer science professor, University of California-Berkeley
  • Alan H. Epstein, aeronautics and astronautics professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Gilbert F. Froment, chemical engineering professor emeritus, Universiteit Gent, Belgium
  • Richard J. Fruehan, materials science and engineering professor, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Don P. Giddens, bioengineering chair, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Bruce Hajek, electrical and computer engineering professor, University of Illinois
  • Patrick M. Hanrahan, computer science and electrical engineering professor, Stanford University
  • Julia S. Higgins, polymer science professor, chemical engineering department, Imperial College, London
  • Ronald A. Howard, engineering-economics professor, Stanford University
  • Donald L. Inglehart, engineering-economics systems and operations research professor, Stanford University
  • Wilfred D. Iwan, engineering and applied mechanics professor and director of earthquake engineering research laboratory, California Institute of Technology
  • William L. Johnson, materials science and engineering professor, California Institute of Technology
  • Aravind K. Joshi, computer and cognitive science professor, University of Pennsylvania
  • Glenn F. Knoll, nuclear engineering and radiological science professor, University of Michigan
  • U. Fred Kocks, professor, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Michael R. Ladisch, agricultural and biological engineering professor, Purdue University
  • Paul A. Libby, fluid mechanics professor, University of California-San Diego
  • Kuo-Nan Liou, professor and director of the Institute of Radiation and Remote Sensing, University of California-Los Angeles
  • Richard J. Lipton, computer science professor, Princeton University
  • Richard G. Luthy, civil and environmental engineering professor, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Ghislain de Marsily, geology professor and director Laboratoire de Géologie Appliqué at Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
  • Martin M. Mikulas, aerospace engineering professor, University of Colorado-Boulder
  • Marshall I. Nathan, electrical engineering professor, University of Minnesota
  • John S. Newman, chemical engineering professor, University of California-Berkeley
  • Timothy J. Pedley, fluid mechanics professor, University of Cambridge, England
  • Amir Pneuli, computer science professor, Weizmann Institute, Israel
  • Gary A. Pope, director of the Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, University of Texas-Austin
  • B. Don Russell, associate vice-chancellor engineering and associate dean for research, Texas A&M University
  • Jerald L. Schnoor, engineering professor, University of Iowa
  • Frieder Seible, structural engineering professor and chair, University of California-San Diego
  • Katepalli R. Sreenivasan, mechanical engineering professor, Yale University
  • George Stephanopoulos, chemical engineering professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • James R. Swartz, chemical engineering professor, Stanford University
  • Robert V. Thomann, environmental engineering professor emeritus, Manhattan College
  • Pravin P. Varaiya, electrical engineering and computer science professor, University of California-Berkeley

Obituaries

  • Martin Lessen, a professor emeritus and former chair of the mechanical engineering department at the University of Rochester, died January 28 at the age of 78.
  • Donald E. Marlowe, ASEE executive director from 1975 to 1981, died March 13 at the age of 82.
  • Walter Thomas, a winner of ASEE's McGraw award and former MET department head at Purdue, died December 13.

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