Seinfeld *67 Elected to National Academy of Sciences
John H. Seinfeld *67, the Louis E. Nohl Professor and Professor of Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), as announced in a press release issued today. The NAS, established by a Congressional act signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, is a private, non-profit society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the public good. Its charter commits the NAS to provide scientific advice to any Government department “whenever called upon”. Members are elected to the NAS in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research; a maximum of 84 members may be elected annually, and membership is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive. Seinfeld was previously elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1982.