The National Academy of Engineering (NAE, US) has elected UC-Berkeley Engineering nano-optoelectronics expert, Co-Director and Core-PI of Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI), Constance Chang-Hasnain to its ranks, considered one of the highest professional honors accorded an American engineer.
The selection, announced on February 7th, brings to 74 the number of UC-Berkeley Engineering faculty members in the NAE.
Chang-Hasnain, the John R. Whinnery Distinguished Chair in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Co-Director and Core-PI of TBSI, was cited for her contributions to wavelength tunable diode lasers and multi-wavelength laser arrays.
There are 2,293 NAE members nationwide, and 262 foreign members.
Election to the NAE recognizes an individual’s outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice or education. This includes the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering or developing and implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.
New academy members will be inducted later this year at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
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