Member Spotlight,
SusanThe newly elected members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) include BMES Fellow Susan Margulies, the chair of the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory.

NAE elected 87 new members and 18 international members. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,309 and the number of international members to 281.

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.  Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature" and to "the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education."  Election of new NAE members is the culmination of a yearlong process. The ballot is set in December and the final vote for membership occurs during January.

NAE cited Margulies research for elaborating the traumatic injury thresholds of brain and lung in terms of structure-function mechanisms, when detailing her contribution to engineering research.

Individuals in the newly elected class will be formally inducted during a ceremony at the NAE's annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 4.