The US National Academy of Engineering


The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 67 new members and 11 foreign associates, announced NAE President C.D. (Dan) Mote Jr. today. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,250 and the number of foreign associates to 214.

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy 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.”


Among the newly appointed Foreign Associates is Prof. Emeritus Alon Gany from the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at the Technion, who is acknowledged “for advances in the development of solid propellants for rockets and scramjets.”

Eleven of the Foreign Associates of the NAE are from Israel: seven from the Technion, two from the Weizmann Institute of Science, one from the Tel Aviv University and one from the Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Prof. Gany is the second Foreign Associate of the NAE from the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at the Technion, joining Dist. Prof. Emeritus Daniel Weihs, who was appointed in 1996.

The US National Academy of Engineering