CITRIS Researchers Inducted to National Academy of Engineering

CITRIS Researchers Inducted to National Academy of Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 84 new members and 22 foreign members, announced NAE President C.D. (Dan) Mote Jr. today. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,281 and the number of foreign members to 249.

Election to the NEA 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.

Among the newly elected members are:

Deb Niemeier
, a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of California, Davis as well as a CITRIS faculty member and seed grant recipient. The NAE honors her development of groundbreaking tools to characterize the impact of transportation emissions on air quality and environmental justice.

Andrea Goldsmith, a Stephen Harris Professor of Engineering from the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University and a new member of the CITRIS Advisory Board. The NEA honors her for her contributions to adaptive and multi-antenna wireless communications.

Tsu-Jae King Liu, a TSMC Distinguished Professor in Microelectronics and former Chair in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at University of California, Berkeley. The NEA honors Professor Liu for her contributions to the fin field effect transistor (FinFET) and its application to nanometer complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technology.

A full list of the newly elected members and for members can be found in the official NEA press release.


The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute drive interdisciplinary innovation for social good with faculty researchers and students from four University of California campuses – Berkeley, Davis, Merced, and Santa Cruz – along with public and private partners.

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