ME alum named to National Academy of Engineering
Mechanical engineering alumnus David Dornfeld (BSME ’72, MSME ’73 and PhDME ’76) is among 69 new members and 11 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2013. Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. In addition to Dornfeld, NAE also elected UW-Madison chemical engineering alumni Lorenz Biegler and James Liao, electrical and computer engineering alumnus Tom Overbye, and Industrial and Systems Engineering Professor Emeritus David Gustafson to its class of new members.
Dornfeld is the Will C. Hall Family Chair in Engineering and professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. NAE recognized him for contributions to sustainability in advanced manufacturing, sensors and precision material processing.