Professor Christodoulos A. Floudas Elected to National Academy of Engineering
|Posted Feb 8, 2011|
Christodoulos A. Floudas, Stephen C. Macaleer '63 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, faculty in the Center for Quantitative Biology, associated faculty in Operations Research and Financial Engineering, and Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), in a press release issued today. Floudas was cited "for contributions to theory, methods, and applications of global optimization in process systems engineering, computational chemistry, and molecular biology."
Election to the National Academy of Engineering (established 1964) 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."