2012 NAE Annual Meeting


  • Subra Suresh
    Director, National Science Foundation

    Subra Suresh, distinguished engineer and scientist, was nominated by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) in September 2010. As director of this $7-billion independent federal agency since October 2010, he leads the only government science agency charged with ...

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  • Hod Lipson
    Cornell University

    Dr. Hod Lipson is an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and of computing and information science at Cornell University, where he also directs the Creative Machines Lab, which focuses on novel methods of automatic design, fabrication, and adaptation of virtual and physical machines. In addition, he has led work in ...

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  • John Ochsendorf
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Dr. John Ochsendorf, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a structural engineer with multidisciplinary research interests including the history of construction, masonry mechanics, and the design of more sustainable infrastructure. An expert on the mechanics and behavior of ...

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  • Charles O. Holliday Jr.
    National Academy of Engineering


    Charles O. Holliday, Jr., was born on March 9, 1948 in Nashville, Tennessee. He received a B.S. degree in industrial engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1970 and he is a licensed professional engineer (PE).

    Mr. Holliday has served as chairman of the board of directors of Bank of America since April 2010, and as a ...

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  • Welcome Video from the 2012 Forum
    Posted October 1, 2012

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    Educating Engineers: Welcome Video from the 2012 Forum Dr. Charles M. Vest President, National Academy of Engineering