Alumni Members of NAE
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science is pleased to recognize our outstanding alumni, who are members of the National Academy of Engineering. Election to NAE membership is one of the highest professional honors accorded an engineer. Members have distinguished themselves in business and academic management, in technical positions, as university faculty, and as leaders in government and private engineering organizations. Members are elected to NAE membership by their peers (current NAE members). The NAE has more than 2,000 peer-elected members and foreign associates, senior professionals in business, academia, and government who are among the world’s most accomplished engineers. They provide the leadership and expertise for numerous projects focused on the relationships between engineering, technology, and the quality of life.
Members by Year of Election
2012 Robert Farquhar MS '61
For deep space missions to asteroids and comets and for leading the NEAR mission to Eros.
2012 Kinam Kim PhD '94
For contributions to semiconductor technologies for DRAM and nonvolatile memories.
2012 Robert E. Skelton PhD '76
For contributions to robust control, system identification, and methodology for control-structure interaction.
2011 Mark Kushner '76
For contributions to low-temperature plasmas for semiconductors, optics, and thin-film manufacturing.
2011 Asad Madni '69, MS ‘72
For contributions to development and commercialization of sensors and systems for aerospace and automotive safety.
2011 Joanne Maguire MS '78
For individual and team leadership of successful space programs.
2010 Ali Mosleh MS '78, PhD '81
For contributions to the development of Bayesian methods and computational tools in probabilistic risk assessment and reliability engineering.
2007 Simon S. Lam MS '70, PhD '74
For contributions to computer network protocols and network security services.
2006 Josephine Cheng '75, MS '77
For sustained leadership and contributions to relational database technology and its pervasive applications to a wide range of digital operational systems.
2006 Linda Katehi MS '81, PhD '84
For contributions to three-dimensional integrated circuits and on-wafer packaging and to engineering education.
2004 Ronald Sugar ' 68, MS '69, PhD '71
For major contributions to advanced space communication systems and leadership in innovative aerospace programs.
2003 Henry Samueli '75, MS '76, PhD '80
For pioneering contributions to academic research and technology entrepreneurship in the broadband communications system-on-a-chip industry.
2003 Soroosh Sorooshian MS '73, ENG '77, PhD '78
For the development of flood-forecasting models used worldwide in hydrologic services.
2001 Dwight Streit MS' 83, PhD '86
For contributions to the development and production of heterojunction transistors and circuits.
2000 Nancy Leveson PhD '80
For contributions to software safety.
1997 Hadi Abu-Akeel MS '63
For contributions to design, control, and implementation of industrial robots.
1997 Jack L. Blumenthal '58, MS '59, PhD '63
For contributions in manufacturing and materials technology, automotive safety, and the recertification of the space shuttle.
1997 William E. Kastenberg '62, MS '63
For contributions in the field of nuclear reactor safety.
1997 Theodore Van Duzer MS '57
For the application of superconductivity to high-speed electronic devices and circuits.
1996 Malcolm J. Abzug MS '59, PhD '62 (D)
For contributions to aircraft and missile dynamics, control, and guidance.
1996 Paul Baran MS '59 (D)
For the concept of packet-switching and for its technical development and utilization.
1996 John Junkins MS '67, PhD '69
For contributions to flight mechanics and flexible vehicle control.
1996 James D. Plummer '66
For contributions to the understanding and application of semiconductor materials and processing to integrated circuit.
1996 Peter Staudhammer '55, MS '56, PhD '57 (D)
For engineering achievements in space systems, plasma and microwave processes, remote sensing, instrumentation, and their application to commercial systems.
1995 Vinton Cerf MS '70, PhD '72
For contributions to the design and development of network protocols and leadership in the evolution of Internet.
1995 Ralph L. Keeney '66
For contributions to the theory and engineering practice of decision analysis as applied to complex public problems with conflicting objectives.
1995 Thomas B. Sheridan '53, MS '54
For contributions to understanding and supporting human interaction with automated systems in space aviation, nuclear power, and undersea exploration.
1993 B. John Garrick MS '62, PhD '68
For making quantitative risk assessment an applied science and a fundamental part of engineering design.
1993 David A. Patterson MS '70, PhD '76
For technical and educational contributions and leadership in the development of computational systems.
* Patterson was also elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2006 *
1991 James F. Jackson PhD '69
For pioneering contributions to nuclear safety analysis and outstanding technical leadership.
1991 Joseph Miller '57, MS '58, PhD '62 (D)
For contributions to advanced high-power lasers and optical systems.
1989 George Bekey '50, MS ’52, PhD ’62
For pioneering work in computer sciences contributing to biomedical engineering, man-machine systems, and robotics.
1989 Edsel Dunford MS '73 (D)
For eminent leadership in the development and integration of satellites, electronic payloads, and advanced technology for space.
1987 Aziz Odeh MS '53, PhD '59 (D)
For contributions to petroleum reservoir evaluation and exploitation through well productivity improvement, reservoir simulator development, and transient test analysis.
1986 John Cashen MS '67, PhD '71
For eminent leadership in the technologies of radar, infrared, visual, and acoustic observables, and for the systems integration of these technologies in military vehicles.
1984 Ivan P. Kaminow MS '54
For basic contributions to optical telecommunications in the areas of electro-optic modulation, integrated optics, optical fibers and semiconductor lasers.
1982 John B. Slaughter MS '61
Contributions to the design of digital, sampled-data control systems, and leadership in shaping national engineering science policy and in fostering increased participation of minorities in engineering.
1981 Ben Rich MS '50 (D)
The advancement of unique aeronautical and thermodynamic concepts and the development of classified high performance military aircraft systems.
1975 Russell R. O'Neill PhD '56 (D)
Contributions and leadership in the fields of engineering education, maritime cargo handling systems, and marine transportation engineering.
1973 Myron Tribus PhD '49
Contributions to applied sciences that support engineering, to engineering education, and for professional service in education, government, and industry.
1969 Robert Bromberg PhD '51 (D)
Contributions as a teacher and researcher and as an engineer and manager in national defense and space programs.
* D = Deceased