AUSTIN, Texas—Three engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have received the highest honor awarded engineers nationwide: membership in the National Academy of Engineering.
Structural engineers Dr. Ned Burns and Dr. Joe Yura and chemical engineer Dr. William Koros now are among only about 2,000 engineers to carry the distinction among the more than two million registered engineers in the United States.
Their election brings the total number of NAE members among active UT Austin faculty to 29, the fourth-highest percentage of active NAE faculty in any university among more than 220 engineering schools in the United States.
Burns, the Zarrow Centennial Professor of Engineering in the department of civil engineering, was elected “for contributions to development and education in prestressed concrete including unbonded tendon building slabs and high-performance concrete bridges.” Burns has served on the College of Engineering faculty since 1962.
Koros, the B.F. Goodrich Professor in Materials Engineering in the department of chemical engineering, was elected “for innovations in new materials and membrane structures for separation of gas mixtures.” Koros has served on the College of Engineering faculty since 1984.
Joseph A. Yura, the Warren S. Bellows Centennial Professor in Civil Engineering, was elected for “his research and educational contributions on bracing and stability design for steel structures.” Yura has served on the College of Engineering faculty since 1966.
For more information, contact Becky Rische at the College of Engineering (512) 471-7272. Photos are available at http://www.engr.utexas.edu/comm/news.html.