February 18, 2010
Jay Keasling, UC Berkeley Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering, was elected this week to the National Academy of Engineering.
Election to the NAE is considered one of the most prestigious professional distinctions accorded to an American engineer. Membership in the academy recognizes an individual’s outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice or education, including 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.
New academy members will be inducted in October at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Keasling is the Hubbard Howe Jr. Distinguished Professor of Biochemical Engineering, Acting Deputy Director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Director of the Physical Biosciences Division of LBNL and of SynBERC, and CEO of the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI).
Read more at the National Academy of Engineering.