The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is guided by president, Dan Mote and Executive Officer, Lance Davis and its governing council.

Dan Mote Leadership PhotoC. D. (Dan) Mote, Jr.

President of the National Academy of Engineering

C. D. (Dan) Mote, Jr. is President of the National Academy of Engineering and Regents Professor, on leave, from the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Mote is a native Californian who earned his BS, MS, and PhD degrees at the University of California, Berkeley in mechanical engineering between 1959 and 1963. After a postdoctoral year in England and three years as an assistant professor at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, he returned to Berkeley to join the faculty in mechanical engineering for the next 31 years. He and his students investigated the dynamics, stability, and control of high-speed rotating and translating continua (e.g., disks, webs, tapes, and cables) as well as biomechanical problems emanating from snow skiing.

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Dan Mote Leadership PhotoLance A. Davis

Executive Officer of the National Academy of Engineering

Dr. Lance A. Davis is the Executive Officer of the NAE Dr. Davis is the chief operating officer of the NAE, responsible for the program, financial and membership operations; reporting to the President. Dr. Davis is an experienced leader in execution and management of complex research, engineering, process and product development for materials, components and systems; in technology policy development and execution on the national level; and in team building, total quality management/business process reengineering and technology transition.

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