Four Stanford professors have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 2016, the highest professional honor that can be bestowed in the field.
According to a statement on the NAE website the four new Stanford members are:
Zhenan Bao, professor of chemical engineering and, by courtesy, of materials science and engineering, and of chemistry. Bao was elected for the synthesis, design, and application of organic semiconductors for flexible electronics.
Dan Boneh, Rajeev Motwani professor in the School of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering. Boneh was elected for contributions to the theory and practice of cryptography and computer security.
Scott L. Delp, James H. Clark Professor in the School of Engineering, professor of bioengineering and of mechanical engineering and, by courtesy, of orthopaedic surgery. The NAE statement noted Delp’s work involving computer simulations of human movement and their applications to treatment of clinical movement pathologies.
Peter S. Kim, the Virginia and D. K. Ludwig Professor of Biochemistry, Stanford ChEM-H, Stanford School of Medicine. The NAE cited Kim for his leadership in the discovery and development of novel drugs and vaccines used worldwide.
Founded in 1964, the U.S. National Academy of Engineering is a private, independent, nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation, and enlists the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology.
The four Stanford were among 80 new members elected to the Academy, bringing total membership in this elite group to 2,275. Individuals in the newly elected class will be formally inducted during a ceremony at the NAE’s Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on October 9, 2016.