TAMEST Welcomes Four New Members Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
TAMEST is proud to welcome four new members elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 2021. The four elected, including 2010 TAMEST Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award Recipient in Technology Innovation S.V. Sreenivasan, Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, were among 106 new members and 23 international members welcomed to the organization.
The new cohort of NAE members brings our TAMEST membership to 325 members. With Dr. Sreenivasan’s election, 15 past TAMEST Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards Recipients have now been elected to the National Academies.
TAMEST’s unique interdisciplinary model has become an effective recruitment tool for top research and development centers across the state. Since our founding, nearly 250 TAMEST members have been inducted into the National Academies or recruited to Texas.
Joseph B. Powell, Ph.D., Chief Scientist – Chemical Engineering, Chemicals and New Energies Technology, Shell International Exploration and Production Inc. (retired), Houston.
Elected for contributions to process developments in energy, chemicals, and biofuels technologies.
Sidlgata (S.V.) Sreenivasan, Ph.D., Joe C. Walter Endowed Chair in Engineering, Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, 2010 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award Recipient in Technology Innovation, past TAMEST Protégé (2004, 2007).
Elected for research, innovation, and entrepreneurship in industrial deployment of nanoimprint lithography equipment.
Christopher J. Wiernicki, Chairman, President, and CEO, ABS Group of Companies, Spring, Texas.
Elected for innovations in the design, engineering, and operation of ships and offshore structures.
Donald R. Wilton, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Houston, Houston.
Elected for contributions to computational electromagnetics of highly complex structures.