NAE Members

In 1964, Professor Nathan M. Newmark, along with College of Engineering Dean William L. Everitt, were members of a "Committee of Twenty-Five" national leaders in the engineering profession who helped establish the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Considered one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer, scores of CEE alumni and faculty have since been elected to the NAE.

William C. Ackermann

Professor

ELECTION YEAR: 1967

CITATION: Research on water resources.

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Alfredo H-S. Ang

MS 1957, PhD 1959, Professor

ELECTION YEAR: 1976

CITATION: Developer of practical and effective methods of risk and reliability approaches to engineering safety-and-design structural criteria formulation.

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William F. Baker

MS 1980, Specialized Faculty

ELECTION YEAR: 2011

CITATION: For leadership in the development of innovative structures for high-rise buildings worldwide.

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Ana P. Barros

Professor/Head

ELECTION YEAR: 2019

CITATION: For contributions to understanding and prediction of precipitation dynamics and flood hazards in mountainous terrains.

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Ned H. Burns

PhD 1962

ELECTION YEAR: 2000

CITATION: For contributions to development and education in prestressed concrete including unbonded tendon building slabs and high-performance concrete bridges.

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Ven Te Chow

PhD 1950, Professor

ELECTION YEAR: 1973

CITATION: Developments in hydrological analysis, stochastic hydrology, water resources systems analysis, and watershed hydraulics.

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Joseph P. Colaco

MS 1962, PhD 1965

ELECTION YEAR: 1994

CITATION: For contributions to tall building design, structural systems, and technologies of the future.

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Edward J. Cording

MS 1963, PhD 1967, Professor

ELECTION YEAR: 1988

CITATION: For major contributions to investigations and practice in methods of underground construction, and development of means for mitigation of associated hazards.

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W. Gene Corley

BS 1958, MS 1960, PhD 1961

ELECTION YEAR: 2000

CITATION: For leadership in raising the standards of the engineering profession for construction of buildings and bridges.

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David E. Daniel

Professor/Head

ELECTION YEAR: 2000

CITATION: For leadership in developing the geoenvironmental engineering field, and major contributions to engineering practice involving landfills and waste containment systems.

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Elio D'Appolonia

PhD 1948

ELECTION YEAR: 1977

CITATION: Contributions to design and construction procedures for foundations of complex facilities subjected to heavy loadings.

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Don U. Deere

PhD 1955, Professor

ELECTION YEAR: 1967

CITATION: Rock mechanics.

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Armen Der Kiureghian

PhD 1976

ELECTION YEAR: 2011

CITATION: For contributions to risk and reliability and earthquake engineering to advance the practice of civil and structural engineering.

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Robert H. Dodds Jr.

MS 1975, PhD 1978, Professor/Head

ELECTION YEAR: 2008

CITATION: For contributions in non-linear fracture mechanics and applications to practice in nuclear power and space systems.

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Daniel C. Drucker

Professor

ELECTION YEAR: 1967

CITATION: Stress measurement and plastic deformation research.

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Bruce R. Ellingwood

BS 1968, MS 1969, PhD 1972

ELECTION YEAR: 2001

CITATION: For leadership in the use of probability and statistics in the design of structures and in the development of new design criteria.

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Richard S. Engelbrecht

Professor

ELECTION YEAR: 1976

CITATION: Leadership in environmental engineering through education and health-related research.

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Ralph E. Fadum

BS 1935

ELECTION YEAR: 1975

CITATION: Contributions as a civil engineer, educator, consultant, researcher and author; a pioneer in soil mechanics and foundation engineering.

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Eugene J. Fasullo

MS 1958

ELECTION YEAR: 1994

CITATION: For design of outstanding structures and leadership in engineering and management in the public sector.

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Steven J. Fenves

BS 1957, MS 1958, PhD 1961, Professor

ELECTION YEAR: 1976

CITATION: Pioneering in development of civil engineering applications of computers and in problem-oriented programming languages.

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Anthony E. Fiorato

MS 1968, PhD 1971

ELECTION YEAR: 2008

CITATION: For research on improved concrete materials and construction, development of tests and standards, and technical leadership.

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George M.C. Fisher

BS 1962

ELECTION YEAR: 1994

CITATION: For leadership in electronic communications and for guiding a company to a preeminent position in wireless communications worldwide.

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Luis E. Garcia

MS 1972

ELECTION YEAR: 2021

CITATION: For contributions to the earthquake-resistant design, construction, and building code development of concrete structures.

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Robert B. Gilbert

BS 1987, MS 1988, PhD 1993

ELECTION YEAR: 2020

CITATION: For advancing the use of reliability analyses, risk assessment, and risk-based decision making for complex engineering projects.

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Charles N. Haas

PhD 1978

ELECTION YEAR: 2021

CITATION: For contributions to quantitative microbial risk assessment for drinking water quality and public health.

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William J. Hall

MS 1951, PhD 1954, Professor/Head

ELECTION YEAR: 1968

CITATION: Contributions to structural engineering, structural mechanics, and soil dynamics.

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Delon Hampton

BS 1954

ELECTION YEAR: 1992

CITATION: For outstanding contributions to education and practice in geotechnical and transportation engineering, and for leadership in engineering education for minorities.

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William H. Hansmire

MS 1970, PhD 1975

ELECTION YEAR: 2002

CITATION: For pioneering leadership in the integration of the design and construction of tunneling projects, including the first design-build demonstration project for the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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James R. Harris

MS 1975, PhD 1980

ELECTION YEAR: 2005

CITATION: For contributions to the development, improvement, and implementation of modern standards for the design of buildings.

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Youssef M. Hashash

Professor

ELECTION YEAR: 2022

CITATION: For contributions to geotechnical engineering, seismic safety, and the evaluation, design, and construction of underground infrastructure.

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Henry T. Heald

MS 1925

ELECTION YEAR: 1965

CITATION: N/A

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Alfred J. Hendron Jr.

BS 1959, MS 1960, Professor

ELECTION YEAR: 1983

CITATION: Preeminent teacher, practitioner, and contributor to geotechnical aspects of civil engineering at the forefront of the science and art.

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John C. Houbolt

BS 1940, MS 1942

ELECTION YEAR: 1990

CITATION: For the concept of lunar-orbit rendezvous in lunar exploration and sustained contributions to structural dynamics, aeroelasticity, aircraft loads and orbital mechanics.

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Srinivasa H. Iyengar

MS 1959

ELECTION YEAR: 2000

CITATION: For leadership and contributions in structural design of tall buildings and long-span structures and advances in fire-resistive construction.

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James O. Jirsa

MS 1962, PhD 1963

ELECTION YEAR: 1988

CITATION: For significant contributions to research on behavior and design of structural reinforced concrete.

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Bruce G. Johnston

BS 1930

ELECTION YEAR: 1979

CITATION: Contributions in the field of inelastic stability and leadership in the development of structural design specifications.

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Clyde E. Kesler

BS 1943, Professor

ELECTION YEAR: 1977

CITATION: Contributions to the understanding of fatigue, fracture, creep, shrinkage, and relaxation of concrete.

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Milo S. Ketchum Jr.

BS 1931, MS 1932

ELECTION YEAR: 1982

CITATION: Pioneering the development of folded-plate and thin-shell structures and their application to innovative, creative, and aesthetic designs.

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Jon E. Khachaturian

BS 1978

ELECTION YEAR: 2010

CITATION: For developing innovative, safe, reusable, and economical heavy-lifting systems to advance the international marine industry.

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Fazlur R. Khan

MS 1953, PhD 1955

ELECTION YEAR: 1973

CITATION: Innovations in the design and construction of tall buildings of steel and reinforced concrete.

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Gary J. Klein

BS 1973, MS 1975

ELECTION YEAR: 2016

CITATION: For investigations of national and international infrastructure and conveying knowledge from these investigations to the profession.

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David R. Maidment

MS 1974, PhD 1976, Professor

ELECTION YEAR: 2016

CITATION: For the development of geographic information systems applied to hydrologic processes.

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Jack P. Moehle

BS 1978, MS 1978, PhD 1980

ELECTION YEAR: 2014

CITATION: For contributions to earthquake-resistant design and analysis of building structures, and for leadership in engineering education.

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James E. Monsees

PhD 1970

ELECTION YEAR: 1991

CITATION: For development and application of innovative design procedures for underground structures in gassy and seismic environments and of methods for utilizing rock-structure interaction.

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Walter P. Moore Jr.

MS 1962, PhD 1964, Specialized Faculty

ELECTION YEAR: 1991

CITATION: For leadership in improving the quality of creative designs.

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R. Shankar Nair

MS 1966, PhD 1969

ELECTION YEAR: 2005

CITATION: For contributions to the art and science of engineering through the design of innovative bridges and building structures.

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Nathan M. Newmark

MS 1932, PhD 1934, Professor

ELECTION YEAR: 1968

CITATION: N/A

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Roy E. Olson

PhD 1960, Professor

ELECTION YEAR: 2003

CITATION: For furthering our understanding of the properties of clays and for contributions to geotechnical engineering design.

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Thomas D. O'Rourke

MS 1973, PhD 1975

ELECTION YEAR: 1993

CITATION: For inspirational teaching and leadership in geotechnical and earthquake engineering for lifeline utilities.

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Ralph B. Peck

BS/MS 1937, Professor

ELECTION YEAR: 1965

CITATION: Soil mechanics and foundation engineer.

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Lutgarde Raskin

PhD 1993, Professor

ELECTION YEAR: 2021

CITATION: For application of genetic tools to improve anaerobic biological water treatment.

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Frank E. Richart Jr.

BS 1940, MS 1946, PhD 1948

ELECTION YEAR: 1969

CITATION: Major contributions to the field of soil dynamics including especially the development of design procedures for treatment of foundations for vibrating machinery, and related problems including vibrati [sic]

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Stanley T. Rolfe

BS 1956, MS 1958, PhD 1962

ELECTION YEAR: 1982

CITATION: Major technical and educational contributions in applications of fracture mechanics to engineering design of structures such as bridges, pressure vessels, and ships.

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Emilio Rosenblueth

PhD 1951

ELECTION YEAR: 1977

CITATION: N/A

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Chester P. Siess

UIUC MS 39, PhD 48, Professor

ELECTION YEAR: 1967

CITATION: Reinforced concrete construction.

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Vernon L. Snoeyink

Professor

ELECTION YEAR: 1998

CITATION: For the theory and practice of removing organic contaminants from drinking water.

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Mete A. Sozen

MS 1952, PhD 1957, Professor

ELECTION YEAR: 1977

CITATION: Contributions to understanding the structural design and behavior of buildings and bridges subjected to earthquake motions.

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Anestis S. Veletsos

MS 1950, PhD 1953, Professor

ELECTION YEAR: 1979

CITATION: Contributions to advancement in structural dynamics and earthquake engineering, especially in inelastic behavior and soil-structure interaction.

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Basil W. Wilson

MS 1939, CE 1940

ELECTION YEAR: 1984

CITATION: For pioneering contributions to the technology relating to ship motion and mooring and to the design for tsunami protection.

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Sharon L. Wood

MS 1983, PhD 1986, Professor

ELECTION YEAR: 2013

CITATION: For design of reinforced concrete structures and associated seismic instrumentation for extreme loadings and environments.

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Richard N. Wright

MS 1955, PhD 1962, Professor

ELECTION YEAR: 2003

CITATION: For sustained leadership in building research, for the development of standards, and for representing the U.S. building industry and research community worldwide.

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Leonardo Zeevaert Wiechers

PhD 1949

ELECTION YEAR: 1978

CITATION: Analysis, design, and construction of tall, heavy structures on difficult foundations in severe seismic environments.

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