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.

  • ISBN978-0-309-71971-1
    Copyright2024
    Research in biological and physical sciences in space provides the critical scientific and technological foundations that make space exploration possible. This booklet summarizes recent advances in the biological and physical sciences that have changed our understanding of the factors important to ...
    Authoring institutionSpace Studies Board; Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJune 13, 2024
  • ISBN978-0-309-68284-8
    Copyright2024
    Addressing climate change is essential and possible, and it offers a host of benefits - from better public health to new economic opportunities. The United States has a historic opportunity to lead the way in decarbonization by transforming its current energy system to one with net-zero emissions ...
    Authoring institutionBoard on Energy and Environmental Systems; Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate; Board on Environmental Change and Society; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; Transportation Research Board; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateMay 20, 2024
  • ISBN978-0-309-71974-2
    Copyright2024
    The rapid evolution of artificial intelligence (AI) technology underscores the need for public and private institutions to understand the impact of AI on research and development (R&D), workforce development, and policies and practices in every sector of society. AI offers tremendous benefits ...
    Authoring institutionGovernment-University-Industry Research Roundtable; Policy and Global Affairs; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateMay 17, 2024
  • ISBN978-0-309-70966-8
    Copyright2024
    Many state departments of transportation (DOTs) are undergoing organizational changes to address climate change. Changes range from hiring additional staff to creating new offices within the organizational structure of the agency. State requirements in the form of legislation, executive orders, ...
    Authoring institutionNational Cooperative Highway Research Program; Transportation Research Board; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateApril 30, 2024
  • ISBN978-0-309-71497-6
    Copyright2024
    Over the past century, artificial intelligence (AI) has evolved from computational theory to everyday conversational technologies, capturing the attention and interest of the public and the media. It has also caught the attention of the scientific community, where it has provided a new tool to ...
    Authoring institutionScience and Engineering CapacityDevelopment Unit; Computer Science and Telecommunications Board; Policy and Global Affairs; Division on Engineering andPhysical Sciences; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateApril 26, 2024
  • ISBN978-0-309-71412-9
    Copyright2024
    Since 1959, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has annually enlisted the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to convene expert panels comprising individuals from academia, industry, and various scientific and engineering fields. Their primary task is to ...
    Authoring institutionLaboratory Assessments Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateFebruary 23, 2024
  • ISBN978-0-309-70157-0
    Copyright2024
    The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Amy Research Laboratory (ARL) focuses on cutting-edge scientific discovery, technological innovation, and transition of knowledge products that offer great potential to strengthen the U.S. Army. The mission of the ARL is to ...
    Authoring institutionArmy Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board; Laboratory Assessments Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateFebruary 21, 2024
  • ISBN978-0-309-71246-0
    Copyright2024
    Since 1959, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has annually commissioned the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to assess its various measurements and standards laboratories. This report appraises the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML), assessing ...
    Authoring institutionLaboratory Assessments Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
    Publication DateJanuary 31, 2024
  • 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
  • Logo Institute
    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
  • Logo Institute
    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
  • Logo Institute
    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
  • Logo Institute
    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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