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Liu Elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Professor Philip Liu, Class of 1912 Professor of Engineering and Director of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in recognition of his coastal engineering research, education, computer modeling, and leadership in the area of tsunami and wave damage. Professor Liu joins CEE colleagues Thomas O’Rourke, Christine Shoemaker, Jery Stedinger, Pete Loucks, and Wilf Brutsaert as members of the Academy.

Founded in 1964, the NAE is a private, independent, nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. The mission of the NAE is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology.

Honorees are elected to NAE membership by current NAE members. Election to membership is one of the highest professional honors accorded an engineer. Professor Liu is already a fellow of the American Geophysical Union and a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Liu has been on the faculty of CEE at Cornell since 1974.

Professor Liu will be inducted into the Academy along with other members of the class of 2015 during a ceremony in early October in Washington, D.C.

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