Three UC Berkeley faculty members named to NAE

The National Academy of Engineering has elected three UC Berkeley faculty members to its ranks, considered one of the highest professional honors accorded an American engineer.

Fiona Doyle, Shmuel Oren and David Sedlak have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Fiona Doyle, Shmuel Oren and David Sedlak have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Fiona Doyle, professor and dean of the Graduate Division; Shmuel Oren, professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research; and David Sedlak, professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering ,are among 80 new members and 22 foreign members named to the NAE today.

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

  • Fiona Doyle, Donald H. McLaughlin Professor of Mineral Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, for contributions to environmentally benign hydrometallurgy leading to separation of metals from solutions and for leadership in engineering education.
  • Shmuel Oren, Earl J. Isaac Professor in the Science and Analysis of Decision Making, for contributions to the integration of decisions and cooperative market mechanisms for adaptive multisource electrical power systems.
  • David Sedlak, Malozemoff Professor in Mineral Engineering, co-director of the Berkeley Water Center and director of the Institute for Environmental Science and Engineering, for contributions to environmental aqueous chemistry, especially in the areas of water reuse, water contaminants and urban water infrastructure.

UC Berkeley now counts 99 faculty members in the NAE. There are 2,275 NAE members nationwide, and 232 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.