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Three faculty elected to National Academy of Engineering

– Three faculty members at the University of California, Berkeley, have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest professional distinctions for an American engineer.

The new members are Eric Brewer, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences; John (Bill) Morris Jr., professor of materials science and engineering; and Paul Wright, professor of mechanical engineering. Six UC Berkeley alumni are also among the 64 new NAE members whose election to the academy was announced on Friday, Feb. 9.

This brings to 85 the total number of UC Berkeley faculty members in the society. The total U.S. membership in the academy is now 2,217, and the number of foreign associates is 188. Among academic institutions, UC Berkeley, including its alumni, has one of the highest representations in the academy.

This year's NAE members from UC Berkeley were honored, and for the following:

* Eric Brewer for the design of highly scalable Internet services
* John (Bill) Morris for advancing our understanding of the strength and toughness of materials through microstructural manipulation
* Paul Wright for the invention of the first open-architecture control of manufacturing systems, and for the development of Internet-based CAD/CAM systems

Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to the field of engineering research, practice or education. This includes significant contributions to engineering literature, the pioneering of new and developing technologies, major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, and the development and implementation of innovative approaches to engineering education.

Additional information about the NAE is available online at http://www.nae.edu.