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ORGANIZATION

Founded 1964 to "provide engineering leadership in service to the nation."

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http://www.nae.edu/

Founding Date:
1964

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ilesanmi Adesida
Educator
c. 1949   Dean, College of Engineering, UIUC
Robert Adler
Physicist
4-Dec-1913 15-Feb-2007 Invented wireless remote control
Zhores I. Alferov
Scientist
15-Mar-1930   Developed solar cells for the Sputnik program
Paul Allaire
Business
21-Jul-1938   Twice CEO of Xerox
Lew Allen, Jr.
Military
30-Sep-1925 4-Jan-2010 Director of the NSA, 1973-77
Paul Allen
Business
21-Jan-1953   Co-Founder of Microsoft
Gene Amdahl
Engineer
16-Nov-1922   Parallel computing pioneer
Neil Armstrong
Astronaut
5-Aug-1930   First man on the Moon
Norman Augustine
Business
27-Jul-1935   CEO of Martin Marietta, 1996-97
John Bardeen
Physicist
23-May-1908 30-Jan-1991 Co-Inventor of the transistor
Craig R. Barrett
Business
29-Aug-1939   Chairman of Intel
Donald R. Beall
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Rockwell, 1988-98
Stephen D. Bechtel
Business
24-Sep-1900 14-Mar-1989 Ran Bechtel from 1936-60
Arnold Beckman
Inventor
10-Apr-1900 18-May-2004 Philanthropist who invented pH meter
James Blinn
Computer Programmer
c. 1948   3D computer imaging pioneer
Erich Bloch
Business
9-Jan-1925   Director of NSF, 1984-90
Nicolaas Bloembergen
Physicist
11-Mar-1920   Nonlinear optics
H. Kent Bowen
Educator
c. 1941   Baker Foundation Professor at HBS
Willard S. Boyle
Physicist
19-Aug-1924 7-May-2011 Digital photography
Peter R. Bridenbaugh
Business
c. 1940   Former EVP at Alcoa
Fred Brooks
Computer Programmer
19-Apr-1931   Father of the IBM System 360
Rodney Brooks
Scientist
30-Dec-1954   Robotics and artificial intelligence researcher
Robert A. Brown
Educator
22-Jul-1951   President, Boston University
François J. Castaing
Business
1945   Former EVP at Chrysler
Ed Catmull
Business
31-Mar-1945   Pixar Co-Founder, Disney Animation president
Vint Cerf
Scientist
23-Jun-1943   Co-Designed Internet's TCP-IP protocol
G. Wayne Clough
Educator
c. 1942   Secretary of the Smithsonian
Vance D. Coffman
Business
3-Apr-1944   CEO of Lockheed Martin, 1998-2004
Karl T. Compton
Physicist
15-Sep-1887 22-Jun-1954 Bikini Island atomic tests
Philip M. Condit
Business
2-Aug-1941   CEO of Boeing, 1996-2003
Harry Coover
Chemist
6-Mar-1919 19-Mar-2011 Invented Super Glue
Alan Cottrell
Scientist
17-Jul-1919 15-Feb-2012 Metallurgist at Cambridge
James Q. Crowe
Business
c. 1950   CEO of Level 3 Communications
Dave Cutler
Computer Programmer
13-Mar-1942   Father of Windows NT
Mark Dean
Engineer
2-Mar-1957   Computer architecture
Earnest W. Deavenport, Jr.
Business
c. 1938   CEO of Eastman Chemical, 1994-2001
W. Edwards Deming
Mathematician
14-Oct-1900 20-Dec-1993 Quality Control guru
Nicholas M. Donofrio
Business
7-Sep-1945   EVP at IBM
Donald W. Douglas
Business
6-Apr-1892 1-Feb-1981 Founder of Douglas Aircraft Co.
E. Linn Draper, Jr.
Business
6-Feb-1942   CEO, American Electric Power, 1993-2003
Daniel C. Drucker
Engineer
1918 25-Aug-2001 Drucker's stability postulate
James J. Duderstadt
Educator
5-Dec-1942   President, University of Michigan, 1988-96
William F. Durand
Engineer
5-Mar-1859 9-Aug-1958 National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
Robert J. Eaton
Business
13-Feb-1940   CEO of Chrysler, 1993-98
John Presper Eckert
Computer Programmer
9-Apr-1919 3-Jun-1995 ENIAC, BINAC, and UNIVAC I computers
Doug Engelbart
Computer Programmer
30-Jan-1925   Pioneer of human-computer interaction
Leo Esaki
Physicist
12-Mar-1925   Electron tunneling
Thomas E. Everhart
Physicist
15-Feb-1932   President of CalTech, 1987-97
George M. C. Fisher
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Kodak, 1993-2000
Richard H. Gallagher
Engineer
17-Nov-1927 30-Sep-1997 Finite element method
Hector Garcia-Molina
Educator
c. 1954   Stanford EECS Professor
Alice P. Gast
Educator
25-May-1958   President, Lehigh University
Bill Gates
Business
28-Oct-1955   Co-Founder of Microsoft
Chuck Geschke
Business
11-Sep-1939   Co-Founder of Adobe
Ivan Getting
Inventor
18-Jan-1912 11-Oct-2003 Global Positioning System
Ivar Giaever
Physicist
5-Apr-1929   Tunneling through superconductors
Robert R. Gilruth
Engineer
18-Oct-1913 17-Aug-2000 NASA scientist
Ronald E. Goldsberry
Business
12-Sep-1942   Former VP, Ford
Richard J. Goldstein
Engineer
c. 1936   Fluid mechanics
Ralph E. Gomory
Business
c. 1938   Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Mary L. Good
Educator
20-Jun-1931   Donaghey Professor, U. Arkansas
Bill Gordon
Astronomer
8-Jan-1918 16-Feb-2010 Designed Arecibo radio telescope
Wilson Greatbatch
Inventor
6-Sep-1919 27-Sep-2011 Implantable pacemaker
Donald P. Greenberg
Educator
c. 1933   Prof. of Computer Graphics, Cornell
Michael D. Griffin
Government
1-Nov-1949   NASA Administrator
Andy Grove
Business
2-Sep-1936   CEO of Intel, 1987-98
Edward E. Hagenlocker
Business
c. 1940   Vice Chairman of Ford, 1996-99
Jeff Hawkins
Inventor
1-Jun-1957   Inventor of the Palm Pilot and Treo
Martin Hellman
Inventor
2-Oct-1945   Public key cryptographer
John L. Hennessy
Educator
c. 1953   President of Stanford University
Stanley Hiller, Jr.
Inventor
15-Nov-1924 20-Apr-2006 Helicopter designer
James Hillier
Physicist
22-Aug-1915 15-Jan-2007 Electron microscope
Danny Hillis
Business
25-Sep-1956   Co-Founder, Thinking Machines
Peter B. Hirsch
Scientist
16-Jan-1925   Electron microscopy in metallurgy
Nicholas J. Hoff
Engineer
3-Jan-1906 4-Aug-1997 Aluminum in aircraft design
Charles O. Holliday, Jr.
Business
1948   CEO of DuPont, 1998-2008
Nick Holonyak
Physicist
3-Nov-1928   Light-emitting diodes
Leroy Hood
Biologist
10-Oct-1938   Systems biology and Human Genome Project
Grace Murray Hopper
Computer Programmer
9-Dec-1906 1-Jan-1992 Computer programming pioneer
Evelyn Hu
Physicist
c. 1947   Nanoscale device fabrication
Lee Iacocca
Business
15-Oct-1924   Former chairman, Chrysler Corporation
Shirley A. Jackson
Physicist
5-Aug-1946   NRC Chairman, 1995-99
Irwin M. Jacobs
Business
18-Oct-1933   Co-Founder of Qualcomm
Steve Jobs
Business
24-Feb-1955 5-Oct-2011 Co-Founder of Apple Computer
Barry C. Johnson
Business
c. 1944   Villanova Dean of Engineering, 2002-06
Kelly Johnson
Engineer
27-Feb-1910 21-Dec-1990 Lockheed Skunk Works plane designer
Anita K. Jones
Educator
c. 1942   Professor at University of Virginia
Bill Joy
Computer Programmer
8-Nov-1954   BSD designer, C shell, vi, Java
William H. Joyce
Business
c. 1935   CEO of Union Carbide, 1995-2001
Joseph M. Juran
Scientist
24-Dec-1904 28-Feb-2008 The Pareto Principle
Brewster Kahle
Business
22-Oct-1960   Founder of the Internet Archive
Robert E. Kahn
Scientist
23-Dec-1938   Co-Inventor, Internet's TCP-IP protocol
Paul G. Kaminski
Military
16-Sep-1942   CEO of Technovation, Inc.
Theodore von Kármán
Mathematician
11-May-1881 7-May-1963 Kármán vortices
Alan Kay
Computer Programmer
17-May-1940   Father of Object-Oriented Programming
Brian Kernighan
Computer Programmer
1942   The C Programming Language, awk
Jack S. Kilby
Inventor
8-Nov-1923 20-Jun-2005 Electrical engineering pioneer
Jeong H. Kim
Business
c. 1961   President of Bell Laboratories
Oliver D. Kingsley, Jr.
Business
c. 1942   President and COO of Exelon, 2003-04
Donald E. Knuth
Computer Programmer
10-Jan-1938   The Art of Computer Programming
Chris Kraft
Engineer
28-Feb-1924   Long-time voice of NASA's Mission Control
Kent Kresa
Business
24-Mar-1938   CEO of Northrop Grumman, 1990-2003
Herbert Kroemer
Physicist
25-Aug-1928   Pioneer in laser technology
Ellen J. Kullman
Business
1956   CEO of DuPont
Ray Kurzweil
Inventor
12-Feb-1948   Age of Spiritual Machines
Edwin H. Land
Inventor
7-May-1909 1-Mar-1991 Polaroid Land Camera
Robert S. Langer
Chemist
29-Aug-1948   Institute Professor at MIT
Tom Leighton
Mathematician
c. 1956   Co-founder of Akamai
Kenneth Levy
Business
c. 1941   Founder of KLA Instruments
Peter W. Likins
Educator
1936   President, University of Arizona, 1997-2006
Jack E. Little
Business
c. 1938   President of Shell Oil, 1998-99
Theodore Maiman
Physicist
11-Jul-1927 5-May-2007 Built the first working laser
Robert W. Mann
Inventor
1924 16-Jun-2006 Prosthetic devices
John William Mauchly
Physicist
30-Aug-1907 8-Jan-1980 ENIAC, BINAC, and UNIVAC I computers
John McCarthy
Computer Programmer
4-Sep-1927 24-Oct-2011 Created LISP programming language
Eugene R. McGrath
Business
1942   CEO of Consolidated Edison, 1997-2005
Carver A. Mead
Engineer
1-May-1934   Microelectronics
Robert Mehrabian
Business
31-Jul-1941   CEO of Teledyne
Teresa H. Meng
Business
c. 1961   Co-Founder, Atheros Communications
Richard A. Meserve
Attorney
20-Nov-1944   President of the Carnegie Institution
Bob Metcalfe
Business
1946   Co-Inventor of Ethernet
Ruben Mettler
Business
23-Feb-1924 23-May-2006 CEO of TRW, 1969-77
Raymond D. Mindlin
Engineer
17-Sep-1906 22-Nov-1987 Mindlin's problem
Marvin Minsky
Scientist
9-Aug-1927   Father of Artificial Intelligence
Chad Mirkin
Chemist
23-Nov-1963   International Institute for Nanotechnology
Benjamin F. Montoya
Military
24-May-1935   US Navy Civil Engineer, Rear Admiral
Gordon Moore
Business
3-Jan-1929   Co-founder of Intel, laid down Moore's Law
C. D. Mote, Jr.
Educator
c. 1937   President, University of Maryland
Alan Mulally
Business
4-Aug-1945   CEO of Ford Motor Company
Arun Netravali
Business
26-May-1946   Chief Scientist at Lucent, 2002-03
Robert Noyce
Inventor
12-Dec-1927 3-Jun-1990 Co-Inventor, integrated circuit
Ray Ozzie
Computer Programmer
20-Nov-1955   Microsoft Chief Software Architect
Larry Page
Business
26-Mar-1973   Co-Founder of Google
Bradford W. Parkinson
Engineer
16-Feb-1935   Global Positioning System
Elizabeth Paté-Cornell
Educator
17-Aug-1948   Risk analysis expert, Stanford professor
Arno Penzias
Astronomer
26-Apr-1933   Detected primordial radiation
Henry Petroski
Educator
6-Feb-1942   Engineering professor
Thomas H. Pigford
Engineer
21-Apr-1922 27-Feb-2010 Nuclear chemical engineer
E. Gail de Planque
Physicist
c. 1944   Nuclear physicist
James D. Plummer
Educator
3-Dec-1944   Dean of Stanford's Engineering School
John W. Poduska
Business
c. 1937   Founder of Apollo Computer
Charles W. Pryor, Jr.
Business
c. 1944   Former Westinghouse executive
Raj Reddy
Educator
13-Jun-1937   Professor of Computer Science, CMU
Cordell Reed
Business
26-Mar-1938   Former Senior VP, ComEd
Eric Reissner
Mathematician
5-Jan-1913 1-Nov-1996 Reissner shear-deformation plate theory
Dennis Ritchie
Computer Programmer
9-Sep-1941 12-Oct-2011 Co-Creator of UNIX
Ron Rivest
Computer Programmer
1947   The R in RSA
Steven B. Sample
Educator
29-Nov-1940   President, University of Southern California
Henry Samueli
Business
20-Sep-1954   Co-Founder of Broadcom
Linda S. Sanford
Business
c. 1953   Senior VP Enterprise at IBM
Gabriel Schmergel
Business
c. 1941   CEO of Genetics Institute, Inc., 1981-97
Eric Schmidt
Business
27-Apr-1955   CEO of Google, 2001-11
William R. Sears
Engineer
1-Mar-1913 12-Oct-2002 Airfoil engineer
Claude Shannon
Scientist
30-Apr-1916 24-Feb-2001 Pioneer in information theory
Dan Shechtman
Chemist
24-Jan-1941   Discovered quasicrystals
Alan Shugart
Inventor
27-Sep-1930 12-Dec-2006 SCSI interface
Igor Sikorsky
Business
25-May-1889 26-Oct-1972 Helicopter magnate
George E. Smith
Scientist
10-May-1930   Digital photography
Philip Sporn
Engineer
25-Nov-1896 23-Jan-1978 American Electric Power Company
Richard Stallman
Computer Programmer
16-Mar-1953   Founder, GNU software project
Chauncey Starr
Physicist
14-Apr-1912 17-Apr-2007 Electric Power Research Institute
Anne Stevens
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Carpenter Technology
H. Guyford Stever
Educator
24-Oct-1916 9-Apr-2010 President of CMU, 1965-72
Bjarne Stroustrup
Computer Programmer
1950   Inventor of C++ programming language
Ronald D. Sugar
Business
1948   CEO of Northrop Grumman
John H. Sununu
Government
2-Jul-1939   George H.W. Bush's Chief of Staff
Ivan Sutherland
Engineer
16-May-1938   Father of computer graphics
Frederick Terman
Scientist
7-Jun-1900 19-Dec-1982 Stanford Research Park
Ken Thompson
Computer Programmer
4-Feb-1943   Co-creator of UNIX
Sebastian Thrun
Scientist
1967   Stanford AI Laboratory
Chang-Lin Tien
Educator
24-Jul-1935 29-Oct-2002 Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1990-97
Gary L. Tooker
Business
c. 1940   Chairman of Motorola, 1996-99
Charles H. Townes
Physicist
28-Jul-1915   Invention of the maser and laser
Daniel C. Tsui
Physicist
28-Feb-1939   Fractional quantum Hall effect
Charles Vest
Educator
9-Sep-1941   President of MIT, 1990-2004
Andrew J. Viterbi
Engineer
9-Mar-1935   Viterbi Algorithm
John Warnock
Computer Programmer
6-Oct-1940   Co-Founder of Adobe
Alvin M. Weinberg
Physicist
20-Apr-1915 18-Oct-2006 Nuclear scientist
Jack Welch
Business
19-Nov-1935   CEO of GE, 1981-2001
John A. White
Business
c. 1940   Chancellor, University of Arkansas
George M. Whitesides
Chemist
3-Aug-1939   Harvard chemist, highest H-Index
Donald C. Winter
Government
c. 1947   US Secretary of the Navy, 2006-09
Niklaus Wirth
Computer Programmer
15-Feb-1934   Inventor of Pascal, Modula-2
Steve Wozniak
Computer Programmer
11-Aug-1950   Co-Founder of Apple Computer
A. Thomas Young
Business
1938   President of Martin Marietta, 1990-95
John A. Young
Business
24-Apr-1932   CEO of Hewlett Packard, 1978-92
William D. Young
Scientist
c. 1944   Monogram Biosciences
Vladimir Zworykin
Inventor
30-Jul-1889 29-Jul-1982 Patented color televison


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