National Academy of Engineering Elects 87 Members and 18 International Members

NCMS Board Member Thomas R. Kurfess elected to The National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

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.”

Tom Kurfess is the chief manufacturing officer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn.  He has been recognized for the development and implementation of innovative digital manufacturing technologies and system architectures.  “We are so proud of Tom’s recognition by the prestigious NAE” said NCMS President and CEO Lisa Strama.

Individuals in the newly elected class will be formally inducted during a ceremony at the NAE’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 4.