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NAE Elects Andresen ’72, Kelly ’78, and Logan ’79

The National Academy of Engineering elected 69 new members in 2013, including three graduates of Rensselaer. Among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer, election to the NAE honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, or education, and to the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology.

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Peter Andresen Peter Andresen ’72, Ph.D. ’79, is a principal scientist, ceramics and metallurgy, in the Corrosion and Electrochemistry Laboratory at GE Global Research Center. He was cited “for prediction and prevention of stress corrosion cracking in nuclear materials.” Andresen holds 26 patents and has authored more than 450 publications—more than any other GE researcher. His research addresses the very slow growth of cracks in the hot water environments common to nuclear, steam turbine, and geothermal energy systems.
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John Kelly III

John Kelly III, M.S. ’78, Ph.D. ’80, is senior vice president and director of IBM Research at IBM Corp. He was honored “for contributions to the U.S. semiconductor industry through technology innovations and strategic leadership.” Kelly joined IBM in 1980 and held numerous management and technical positions related to the development and manufacturing of IBM’s advanced semiconductor technologies, before advancing to VP, GM, and senior VP positions across IBM’s businesses.

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Bruce Logan Bruce Logan ’79, M.S. ’80, is the Evan Pugh Professor and Kappe Professor of Environmental Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. He was recognized “for microbial electrochemical technologies for wastewater treatment and sustainable energy generation.” Logan’s work focuses on the production of electricity and energy carriers, such as hydrogen, from waste biomass to help provide energy for the needs of water infrastructure. He specializes in microbial fuel cells, biological hydrogen production, and new methods of renewable energy.
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