3 Israelis join US National Academy of Engineering
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3 Israelis join US National Academy of Engineering

Scholars from Technion and Weizmann Institute dominate this year's field of 11 new foreign associates

Lazar Berman is a former breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

Technion Israel Institute of Technology campus in Haifa (Courtesy)
Technion Israel Institute of Technology campus in Haifa (Courtesy)

Three Israelis were elected this year as foreign associates to the American National Academy of Engineering. A total of 11 foreign associates were selected this year.

Technion’s Alon Gany was selected for “advances in the development of solid propellants for rockets and scramjets,” and his colleague Moshe Shoham was recognized for contributions to robotic technology for image-guided surgery. David Harel of Rehovot’s Weizmann Institute of Science was honored for his contributions to the logic of programming.

The National Academy of Engineering is part of the National Academy of Sciences, a group of private, non-profit organizations established in 1863 that brings together the nation’s top scientists, engineers, and doctors to advance research and knowledge in the United States.

The NAE also elected 67 American engineers to join its ranks this year.

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