Reports

Studies and programs related to engineering and technology cut across the many operational units of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The results of these activities are published as reports and proceedings that add to the growing body of knowledge on engineering and technology practice and policy.

You can order these publications or read them online at the website of the National Academies Press. Most reports are available as free PDFs.

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Memorial Tributes
  • This is the 27th volume of Memorial Tributes compiled by the National Academy of Engineering as a personal remembrance of the lives and outstanding achievements of its members and international members. These volumes are intended to stand as an enduring record of the many contributions of ...
Past Volumes
NAE Annual Report
  • Provides details on the scope and depth of NAE work performed in 2019. These activities have been conceived and executed to pursue our goal of providing objective, independent advice to the federal government and the engineering community and to proactively promote the technological welfare of the nation.

  • Logo Institute
    Copyright2024
    This is the 27th volume of Memorial Tributes compiled by the National Academy of Engineering as a personal remembrance of the lives and outstanding achievements of its members and international members. These volumes are intended to stand as an enduring record of the many contributions of ...
    Authoring institutionVolume 27
    Publication DateJanuary 12, 2024
  • ISBN978-0-309-71320-7
    Copyright2024
    Facial recognition technology is increasingly used for identity verification and identification, from aiding law enforcement investigations to identifying potential security threats at large venues. However, advances in this technology have outpaced laws and regulations, raising significant ...
    Authoring institutionComputer Science and Telecommunications Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Committee on Science, Technology, and Law; Policy and Global Affairs; Committee on Law and Justice; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 2024
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    ISBN978-0-309-71275-0
    Copyright2024
    Schools, workplaces, businesses, and even homes are places where someone could be subjected to particulate matter (PM) – a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets found in the air. PM is a ubiquitous pollutant comprising a complex and ever-changing combination of chemicals, dust, and ...
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 2024
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    ISBN978-0-309-71118-0
    Copyright2023
    The National Academy of Engineering convened a three-day workshop from May 24-26, 2021, which sought to define directions for future research on best practices, metrics, and policies that promote diversity in engineering and how they fit into the larger system of recruiting and retaining ...
    Authoring institutionProgram Office; National Academy of Engineering; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateNovember 10, 2023
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    ISBN978-0-309-71013-8
    Copyright2023
    Despite calls to increase diversity throughout the engineering education enterprise and years of efforts by and collaborations between universities, K-12 schools, and professional societies and other education- or equity-related organizations, Black or African-American individuals, American Indian ...
    Authoring institutionProgram Office; National Academy of Engineering; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateSeptember 25, 2023
  • Logo Institute
    Copyright2023
    This is the 26th volume of Memorial Tributes compiled by the National Academy of Engineering as a personal remembrance of the lives and outstanding achievements of its members and international members. These volumes are intended to stand as an enduring record of the many contributions of ...
    Authoring institutionVolume 26
    Publication DateSeptember 14, 2023
  • The size and complexity of large projects create challenges that are different qualitatively and quantitatively from those encountered in smaller projects. These challenges must be understood and dealt with if the issues with large projects are to be successfully addressed.
    Publication DateSeptember 14, 2023
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    ISBN978-0-309-70423-6
    Copyright2023
    The responsible conduct of research (RCR) is foundational to good science and engineering. However, there are several serious detrimental effects of research not conducted ethically and responsibly. Thus, federal legislation mandates that all National Science Foundation (NSF) grant recipients ...
    Authoring institution National Academy of Engineering; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJune 15, 2023
  • ISBN978-0-309-70230-0
    Copyright2023
    On November 1-2, 2022, the Defense Materials, Manufacturing, and its Infrastructure Standing Committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a workshop on autonomous materials discovery and optimization. This Proceedings of a Workshop-in Brief summarizes the ...
    Authoring institutionDefense Materials, Manufacturing and its Infrastructure (DMMI) Standing Committee; National Materials and Manufacturing Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJune 6, 2023
  • ISBN978-0-309-70093-1
    Copyright2023
    Biohybrid materials and devices - which integrate both biological and engineered components - offer exciting opportunities to create new functionalities and support sustainability. Scientists and engineers are exploring biohybrid materials and devices for applications in a broad range of areas ...
    Authoring institutionStanding Committee on Biotechnology Capabilities and National Security Needs; Division on Earth and Life Studies; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateMay 18, 2023
  • ISBN978-0-309-69224-3
    Copyright2023
    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Forum on Cyber Resilience convened a workshop motivated by a July 16, 2020, decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) concerning data flows between Europe and the United States. The decision is of interest from a ...
    Authoring institutionComputer Science and Telecommunications Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateMay 1, 2023
  • ISBN978-0-309-70033-7
    Copyright2023
    On September 28-30, 2022, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Board on Army Research and Development convened a workshop focused on Artificial Intelligence and Justified Confidence in the Army. The workshop was structured to explore how industry and other branches of the ...
    Authoring institutionBoard on Army Research and Development; Computer Science and Telecommunications Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateMarch 17, 2023
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    ISBN978-0-309-69653-1
    Copyright2023
    This is the 25th Volume in the series Memorial Tributes compiled by the National Academy of Engineering as a personal remembrance of the lives and outstanding achievements of its members and international members. These volumes are intended to stand as an enduring record of the many ...
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering, Volume 25
    Publication DateMarch 1, 2023
  • ISBN978-0-309-69593-0
    Copyright2023
    At the request of the director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, this report assesses the management of Standards and Technology Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL), focusing on the work, facilities, equipment, personnel, portfolios of scientific expertise, and ...
    Authoring institutionLaboratory Assessments Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJanuary 30, 2023
  • ISBN978-0-309-69666-1
    Copyright2023
    Individuals from minoritized racial and ethnic groups continue to face systemic barriers that impede their ability to access, persist, and thrive in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) higher education and workforce. Without actively dismantling policies and ...
    Authoring institutionBoard on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 2023
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    ISBN978-0-309-69796-5
    Copyright2023
    On August 18-19, 2022, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) held a symposium to explore how support of fundamental engineering and engineering education research by the National Science Foundation (NSF) has led to positive societal and economic impacts. The symposium - which was sponsored by ...
    Authoring institutionNational Academy of Engineering; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 2023
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    ISBN978-0-309-68976-2
    Copyright2023
    Since its establishment in 1970, the mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. EPA develops regulations, ensures compliance, and issues policies, in coordination with state, tribal, and local governments. To accomplish its mission, EPA should be ...
    Authoring institutionBoard on Environmental Studies and Toxicology; Water Science and Technology Board; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Cultural, Ethical, Social, and Environmental Responsibility in Engineering Program; National Academy of Engineering; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 2023
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    ISBN978-0-309-69573-2
    Copyright2022
    Cutting-edge technologies are reshaping manufacturing in the United States and around the world, with applications from medicine to defense. If the United States wants to further build upon these new innovations, the next generation of engineers must be trained to work in advanced manufacturing ...
    Authoring institutionNational Materials and Manufacturing Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academy of Engineering; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 2023
  • ISBN978-0-309-69977-8
    Copyright2023
    Most of the offshore oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico has shown considerable improvement in systemic risk management, which is now approaching a middle stage of maturity across most risk elements. Advancing Understanding of Offshore Oil and Gas Systemic Risk in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico: ...
    Authoring institutionA Report Series on Progress and Opportunities Toward Decreasing the Risk of Offshore Energy Operations; Gulf Research Program; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 2023
  • ISBN978-0-309-70062-7
    Copyright2023
    Genetic and genomic information has become far more accessible, and research using human genetic data has grown exponentially over the past decade. Genetics and genomics research is now being conducted by a wide range of investigators across disciplines, who often use population descriptors ...
    Authoring institutionBoard on Health Sciences Policy; Committee on Population; Health and Medicine Division; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJanuary 1, 2023
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