Three GT Engineers Elected to NAE

February 10, 2011

Three Georgia Tech engineers - one faculty member and two alumnus - have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). 

William J. “Bill” Cook, Chandler Family Chair and professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, is one of 68 new members and nine foreign associates elected. Cook is known widely for his work with the traveling salesman problem and his research in combinatorial optimization and integer programming. In November, Cook was also elected fellow by the Institute for Operational Research and Management Sciences.

Cook joins Parker H. "Pete" Petit, who earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and master’s degree in engineering mechanics, as well as Linda Griffith, a professor of teaching innovation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who earned her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1982, as new NAE members.

Petit endowed the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences at Georgia Tech. In 2001, he helped fund the biotechnology building at Georgia Tech, which bears his name, Griffith is a biotechnologist who is shaping the frontiers of tissue engineering and synthetic regenerative technologies.

Election to NAE is considered among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. According to NAE, membership honors those 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."

Recent News

Champion and Wilson headshot

Julie Champion and Corey Wilson Elected AIMBE Fellows

Associate Professors Julie Champion and Corey Wilson of Georgia Tech’s School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering have been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).
Feb 24 2021
image of Jennifer and Chris McCrary

New Transfer Program Offers Path to Georgia Tech for Atlanta Public School Students

Georgia Tech is invested in the students, teachers, and families of the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) system through a variety of outreach, tutoring, and other support programs, including those sponsored by CEISMC and Constellations. 
Feb 24 2021
Tuba Kentenci headshot

Introducing STEM and Industrial Engineering to the Next Generation

Tuba Ketenci is an academic professional who develops K-12 outreach programs for ISyE. She facilitates programs that connect ISyE faculty with teachers and students, and develops teacher workshops that show them how to incorporate industrial engineering principles into their curriculum.
Feb 23 2021
Bassiri-Gharb and Dixon headshot

Two Woodruff School Professors Elected to AIMBE

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Woodruff School Professors Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb and Brandon Dixon to its College of Fellows.
Feb 23 2021
Dasi headshot

Dasi Elected an AIMBE Fellow

Lakshmi “Prasad” Dasi honored for his contributions to heart valve engineering and biofluid mechanics.
Feb 23 2021