National Academies

Membership in the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), National Academy of Sciences (NAS) or the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is considered one of the highest honors that an engineer or scientist can receive.

National Academy of Engineering

Membership in the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) recognizes engineers who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice or education.

Active

B. Jayant Baliga, Distinguished University Professor and Director of the Power Semiconductor Research Center, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1993

Donald L. Bitzer, Distinguished University Research Professor, Department of Computer Science, 1974

Ruben Carbonell, Frank Hawkins Kenan Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2014

Jerome J. Cuomo, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 1993

Joseph DeSimone, the William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Chemical Engineering at NC State University, Department of Chemical and Biomolecluar Engineering, 2005

Keith E. Gubbins, Worley “H” Clark Jr. Distinguished University Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecluar Engineering,1989

Carol K. Hall, Camille Dreyfus Distinguished University Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecluar Engineering, 2005

Thom Hodgson, James T. Ryan Professor and Director of the Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering Institute, Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2001

Carl Koch, Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2013

Frances Ligler, Lampe Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Joint NC State and UNC-CH Department of Biomedical Engineering, 2005

Jay Narayan, John C. Fan Distinguished Chair Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2017

James A. Trainham III, Vice President – Strategic Energy Programs, Lead & Distinguished Fellow at RTI International; Executive Director – Research Triangle Solar Fuels Institute; Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; 1997

Paul Turinsky, Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering; 2017


Emeritus

John M. Hanson, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, 1992

R. Wayne Skaggs, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, 1991

Ken R. Swartzel, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences, 2016

Paul Z. Zia, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, 1983


Deceased

Ralph E. Fadum, Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil Engineering, 1975 (died July 12, 2000)

Warren L. McCabe, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemical Engineering, 1977 (died August 24, 1982)

Alan S. Michaels, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemical Engineering, 1979 (died January 16, 2000)

Vivian T. Stannett, Camille Dreyfus Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemical Engineering, 1995 (died October 2, 2002)

National Academy of Sciences

Membership in the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) recognizes scientists for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Joseph DeSimone, the William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Chemical Engineering at NC State University, Department of Chemical and Biomolecluar Engineering, 2012

National Academy of Medicine

Membership in the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) recognizes professionals for their excellence and achievement in a field relevant to the NAM’s mission and for their willingness to participate actively in its work.

Joseph DeSimone, the William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Chemical Engineering at NC State University, Department of Chemical and Biomolecluar Engineering, 2014