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News February 20, 2015

GEM President Elected to National Academy of Engineering 2015 Class


Dr. Eric D. Evans, Director of MIT Lincoln Laboratory and GEM President, was one of 67 new members and 12 foreign members elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) on February 5, 2015 announced NAE President C.D. (Dan) Mote Jr. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,263 and the number of foreign members to 221. 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.

The principal engineering accomplishments that garnered Dr. Evans this great honor are for his development of remote sensing systems, improvised explosive device (IED) detection, and ship antimissile defense.

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