Two UC Berkeley faculty members elected to NAE

Two UC Berkeley faculty members have been named to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a mark of high professional prestige among American engineers.

Jonathan Bray (left) and Clayton Radke are UC Berkeley's newest members of the National Academy of Engineering.

Jonathan Bray (left) and Clayton Radke are UC Berkeley’s newest members of the National Academy of Engineering.

Jonathan Bray, professor of geotechnical engineering, and Clayton Radke, professor of chemical engineering, are among 67 new members and 12 foreign members elected today (Thursday, Feb. 5).

The NAE recognized the new UC Berkeley members for the following achievements:

  • Bray, who also holds the Faculty Chair in earthquake Engineering Excellence, for contributions to earthquake engineering and advances in mitigation of surface faulting, liquefaction and seismic slope failure.
  • Radke for his understanding of mixed-wettability and foam-enhanced oil recovery through thin film and pore-scale models.

Today’s announcement brings the total of UC Berkeley faculty members in the NAE to 97. There are 2,263 NAE members nationwide, and 221 foreign members.

Election to the NAE recognizes an individual’s outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice or education. This includes the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing and implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.

New academy members will be inducted later this year at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

A full list of new academy members is included in this NAE press release.