2016 National Academy of Engineering Annual Meeting

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  • Robert J. Nicholls
    Professor of Coastal Engineering, University of Southampton

    Robert J. Nicholls has studied coastal processes, coastal hazards, and their solution for 25 years and established an international reputation on climate change in coastal areas, especially potential impacts and adaptation responses. A distinctive dimension of his research has been consideration of the coastal zone as a series of interacting ...

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  • David Pearce
    Department Manager of Regional Engineering, Con Edison

    David Pearce is the department manager of Manhattan Operations Engineering at Consolidated Edison, responsible for ensuring that the city’s electric grid provides best-in-class reliability to one of the world’s most important financial and cultural centers, including the development of resilient designs to address natural or human ...

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  • Bret J. Muilenburg
    Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command

    Rear Adm. Bret Muilenburg assumed his duties as commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command and Chief of Civil Engineers in November 2015.
    His operational tours of duty include assignments with Naval Mobile Construction Battalions 62, 133, and 7; the 30th Naval Construction Regiment and Task Force Forager, theater engineers for International ...

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  • Rolf-Dieter Heuer
    Former Director General, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

    Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer is an experimental particle physicist and, since April 2016, president of the German Physical Society. He was director-general of CERN from January 2009 to December 2015. His mandate is characterized by the launch of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in 2009 and its energy increase in 2015, the discovery of the Higgs ...

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  • Gwynne Shotwell
    President and COO, SpaceX

    As president and COO of SpaceX, Gwynne Shotwell is responsible for day-to-day operations and for managing customer and strategic relations to support company growth. She joined SpaceX in 2002 as vice president of Business Development and built the Falcon vehicle family manifest to more than 70 launches, representing more than $10 billion in ...

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