Claire Tomlin elected to engineering academy
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected EECS professor and alumna Claire Tomlin (Ph.D.’98 EECS) to its ranks. Tomlin was cited for her “contributions to design tools for safety-focused control of cyberphysical systems.” Her research focuses on applications, unmanned aerial vehicles, air traffic control and modeling of biological processes.
NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. The selection, announced today, brings the number of Berkeley Engineering faculty members in the NAE to 74.
The dean of UC Berkeley’s College of Chemistry, Douglas Clark, was also elected to the NAE this year. Clark was cited for “advances in biocatalyst and bioreaction engineering for drug discovery, drug screening and bioprocessing.”
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. There are currently 2,297 NAE members nationwide and 272 foreign members.
New academy members will be inducted Oct. 6, 2019, at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.