Strategic Energy Institute executive director recognized by prestigious organization for research and contributions to engineering.
The announcement was made February 7 in a press release issued by the National Academy of Engineering. According to the release, 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."
In addition to his position as executive director of the Strategic Energy Institute, Dr. Lieuwen is also a professor and David S. Lewis, Jr. Chair with the School of Aerospace Engineering. He works closely with industry and government, particularly focusing on fundamental problems that arise out of the development of clean combustion systems or utilization of alternative fuels. He has authored or edited four combustion books, received three patents, and authored eight book chapters, 110 journal articles, and more than 200 other papers.
He is a member of the National Petroleum Counsel and is editor-in-chief of an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics book series. He has served on the board of the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute and is past chair of the Combustion, Fuels, and Emissions technical committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is also an associate editor of the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute and has served as associate editor for the AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, and Combustion Science and Technology. Prof. Lieuwen is a Fellow of the ASME and AIAA and has been a recipient of the AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award and the ASME Westinghouse Silver Medal.
Individuals in the newly elected class will be formally inducted during a ceremony at the NAE's annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 30, 2018. To read the official press release, click here.