EERI Congratulates 5 Members Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Five members of EERI have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) as part of the class of 2022, and will be formally inducted into the academy this coming October. NAE 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."

The new members are:

  • Jerome F. Hajjar, M.EERI 2022, CDM Smith Professor and Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston. For development of design criteria and models for stability and seismic design of innovative steel and composite structures.
  • Youssef M.A. Hashash, M.EERI 1999, William J. and Elaine F. Hall Endowed Professor and John Burkitt Webb Endowed Faculty Scholar, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. For contributions to geotechnical engineering, seismic safety, and the evaluation, design, and construction of underground infrastructure.
  • John D. Hooper, M.EERI 1987, director, Earthquake Engineering, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Seattle. For advancement of building code seismic design provisions and earthquake-resistant structural design of major buildings around the world.
  • Farzad Naeim, M.EERI 1983, founder and president, Farzad Naeim Inc., Irvine, Calif. For advancing performance-based seismic design of tall buildings and other structures with instrumentation, isolation, and energy dissipation devices.
  • Maryann T. Phipps, M.EERI 1989, president, Estructure, Oakland, Calif. For leadership in structural engineering and contributions to assessment, mitigation, and design of building components for seismic effects.

EERI congratulates them on their achievements and this highly prestigious honor!