Floudas Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Feb. 8, 2011

Christodoulos Floudas, Stephen C. Macaleer '63 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), as announced 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.”  For more information, see the news story on the Princeton University homepage.