TWO WHITING SCHOOL of Engineering faculty members and three alumni were elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering (NAE). This recognition is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. The induction ceremony will take place next October in Washington, D.C. The two faculty members elected in February were:
• Robert A. Dalrymple, who is the Willard and Lillian Hackerman Professor of Civil Engineering. He was honored for his contributions to theories and their application to coastal and ocean engineering.
• Frederick Jelinek, who is the Julian Sinclair Smith Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the University’s Center for Language and Speech Processing. He was recognized for his contributions to statistical language processing with applications to automatic speech recognition.
Six other Engineering faculty members are NAE members: Alan Goldman, Charles O’Melia, Murray B. Sachs, Eugene D. Shchukin, and M. Gordon “Reds” Wolman ’49.
The three Johns Hopkins alumni elected in February were:
• Menachem Elimelech ’90 PhD (Geography and Environmental Engineering), who is the Roberto C. Goizueta Professor of Environmental and Chemical Engineering at Yale University. He was recognized for contributions to the theory and practice of advanced filtration technologies for the treatment and reuse of potable water.
• Michael D. Griffin ’71 BS, ’83 MS, administrator of NASA and former director of the Space Department at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. He was recognized for technical leadership of the Delta 180/181/183 flight experiments that led to the first quantitative measurements of space intercept physics.
• William J. Boettinger ’68, ’72 PhD (Mechanical Engineering), who is a Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He was recognized for the application of rigorous principles of thermodynamics and kinetics to the design and control of critical industrial materials and processes.
The 76 new members and nine foreign associates bring the NAE’s U.S. membership to 2,216 and foreign associates to 186.