ECS Fellows Enter National Academy of Engineering

National Academy of EngineeringRaymond J. Gorte, Yang Shao-Horn, and M. Stanley Whittingham, all of whom are ECS fellows, were recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Election to the NAE is one of the most prestigious professional distinctions bestowed upon engineers.

According to the NAE, academy membership honors individuals 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.”

Gorte is the Russell Pearce and Elizabeth Crimian Heuer Professor of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also an associate editor of the Journal of The Electrochemical Society. The NAE recognizes Gorte “for fundamental contributions and their applications to heterogeneous catalysts and solid state electrochemical devices.”

Shao-Horn is the W.M. Keck Professor of Energy of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. The NAE recognizes her “for contributions to design principles for catalytic activity for oxygen electrocatalysis for electrochemical energy storage for clean energy.”

Whittingham is a distinguished professor of chemistry and materials science and engineering at Binghamton University, NY. The NAE recognizes him “for pioneering the application of intercalation chemistry for energy storage materials.”

The three will be formally inducted during a ceremony at the annual NAE meeting in Washington, DC, on September 30, 2018.

From left to right: Raymond J. Gorte, Yang Shao-Horn, and M. Stanley Whittingham.

Check out the NAE’s full list of 2018 inductees.

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