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Jean-Pierre Marec *63 was named an honorary fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Honorary fellows are persons of eminence in aeronautics and astronautics, recognized by a long and highly contributive career in the arts, sciences, or technology. Mr. Marec is senior adviser at the Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales in Chatillon, France. He was recognized for his contributions to spaceflight mechanics and astrodynamics combining methods of celestial mechanics and optimal control/calculus of variations in a powerful analytical approach reinforced by geometric arguments. He earned his master's degree in aeronautical engineering.

Arthur Mellor '63 *68, Centennial Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., was elected a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Fellows are persons of distinction in aeronautics or astronautics who have made notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences, and technology. Professor Mellor earned his B.S.E., master's degree, and Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering.

Michael MacCracken '64 is the new president of the International Association for Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS). Previously, Dr. MacCracken served as president of the International Commission on Climate, one of 10 commissions sponsored by IAMAS. Dr. MacCracken recently retired from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where he led research projects involving modeling of human and natural perturbations on the climate, and modeling of air quality in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. MacCracken also served as division leader of LLNL's Atmospheric and Geophysical Sciences Division from 1987-93. Dr. MacCracken then accepted an assignment as senior scientist with the interagency Office of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, serving as its first executive director from 1993-97, and executive director of the National Assessment Coordination Office from 1997-2001. Since retiring, Dr. MacCracken has been serving on the assessment integration team for the Arctic Climate Impacts Assessment and in various advisory roles as well as catching up on some writing. He also serves as vice chair of the American Geophysical Union's Global Environmental Change Focus Group and is a fellow of the AAAS. Dr. MacCracken received his B.S.E. from Princeton and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Davis.

Peter Franaszek *64 *66 has been recognized by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for his seminal and sustained contributions to the theory and application of constrained channel coding. His work on the encoding of digital data for transmission and storage has led to revolutionary advances in the recording density of digital media as well as the transmission bandwidth of digital communications systems. Dr. Franaszek, a researcher at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center, received ACM's Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award. Dr. Franaszek has published more than 40 technical papers and holds 44 patents. He received the Emmanuel R. Piori award in 1989 from the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), and is a fellow of the IEEE. A member of the IBM Academy of Technology, he has received various IBM Corporate and Outstanding Innovation awards. Dr. Franaszek earned an Sc.B. from Brown University, and both an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Princeton, all of these in electrical engineering. He joined the IBM Research Division in 1968.

Philip M. Condit *65, chairman and chief executive officer of The Boeing Company, was elected chairman of the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading companies who are committed to advocating public policies that foster vigorous economic growth. Mr. Condit has been CEO of Boeing since 1996 and was elected chairman in 1997. His career there started in 1965, when he joined the company as an aerodynamic engineer on the supersonic transport program. Mr. Condit received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1963; a master's degree in aeronautical engineering from Princeton in 1965; a master's degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975; and, in 1997, a doctoral degree in engineering from the Science University of Tokyo, where he was the first Westerner to earn such a degree.

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Ken Chong *68 *69, program director for mechanics and materials in the National Science Foundation's Engineering Directorate, received two of the most prestigious prizes in engineering: honorary membership in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and fellowship in the American Academy of Mechanics (AAM). The ASCE cited Dr. Chong for his vision and leadership in research and educational programs in structures, materials and mechanics, and nanotechnology. The society specifically recognized Dr. Chong's pioneering work on the research and development of architectural sandwich panels, widely used in industrial building systems, and his research on "sweet spots," which changed the design of tennis and other rackets. AAM recognized Dr. Chong for his contributions to brittle fracture mechanics, tennis racket sweet spots, composite panels, and leadership in supporting mechanics research. In addition to these two honors, Dr. Chong also was awarded an honorary doctoral degree from Shanghai University. He received two master's degrees and his Ph.D. in civil engineering from Princeton.

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Michael Porter '69 received the 2003 Scholarly Contributions to Management Award from the Academy of Management, a professional association for scholars from around the world who are dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge about management and organizations. Professor Porter is one of the world's leading authorities on competitive strategy and international competitiveness. As the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School, he leads the Institute for Competitiveness and Strategy. He earned his B.S.E. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton, an M.B.A. with high distinction from Harvard Business School in 1971, and a Ph.D. in busi ness economics from Harvard in 1973.

Laurence G. Walker '70 has been elected to the board of directors for Silicon Laboratories Inc. Mr. Walker's 25-year history in the high-tech industry began at Hewlett-Packard where he rose from IC designer to the manager of a design group working on a Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) chip design for handheld computers. At Hewlett-Packard, Mr. Walker was also part of the team researching the design of analog chips in CMOS. In 1981 Mr. Walker joined Digital Equipment Corp., where he served in several positions including vice president of manufacturing technology, vice president of network engineering, and vice president and general manager of the network products business where he successfully drove revenue growth rates up to mid-double-digits. Mr. Walker cofounded and served as chief executive officer of C-Port Corp., a pioneer in the network processor industry, which was acquired by Motorola for $430 million in 2000. Following the acquisition, he served as vice president of strategy for Motorola's Network and Computing Systems Group, and then as vice president and general manager of the Network and Computing Systems Group until 2002. Mr. Walker holds five patents and has been published in numerous industry publications. He also serves as a director of McData Corp., Propagate Networks, Massachusetts Telecommunications Council, and the Hopkins School (Connecticut). Mr. Walker received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Princeton and a master's degree and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Fred M. Wiechec '70 has joined Sunrise Homes Inc. as chief operating officer. Mr. Wiechec is responsible for all aspects of the operations as well as purchasing and contract administrations for custom home projects and the developments division. He brings more than 20 years of operations and project management experience to the Sunrise Homes team. Sunrise Homes Inc. has been a builder of luxury custom homes and developments in the State College, Penn., area for the past 12 years. He holds a B.S.E. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton and an M.B.A. from Southern Illinois University.

Richard Obermann '71 *77, a member of the United States House of Representatives, was elected a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Fellows are persons of distinction in aeronautics or astronautics who have made notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences, and technology. Dr. Obermann earned his B.S.E. and Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering.

C. Tom Kendrick '72 has a new book in print, Identifying and managing project risk: Essential tools for failure-proofing your project. The book uses the Project Management Body of Knowledge as a framework to examine the key ideas and tools of project risk management. At the end of every chapter, Mr. Kendrick shows how the basic principles relate to the building of the Panama Canal, a project initially deemed impossible. Throughout the book, Mr. Kendrick draws on the Project Experience Risk Information Library, a database of identified risk factors in hundreds of projects from the past 10 years. Mr. Kendrick has more than 25 years of project management experience, 12 of which were spent as a part of the Hewlett-Packard Project Management Initiative, where he managed a wide range of engineering, information technology, and networking projects. He earned his B.S.E. in electrical engineering from Princeton. The book is available online at www.amacombooks.org.

Ajit Desai *74 was named to head up the new Skin Care Division at Women First HealthCare Inc. that will focus on both the marketing and developmental opportunities for Vaniqa(R) (eflornithine hydrochloride) Cream, 13.9%, the only FDA-approved pharmaceutical product for the treatment of unwanted facial hair in women. Previously Mr. Desai was vice president of corporate development at ICN Pharmaceuticals Inc., where he was responsible for formulating and implementing a growth strategy for dermatological products and international business development for ICN Photonics, a division of ICN. While at ICN, Mr. Desai increased the international business of ICN Photonics five-fold within two years. Mr. Desai has an M.B.A. from Harvard University and a master's degree in chemical engineering from Princeton.

Ming Louie *74, cofounder and managing director of Mobile Radius Inc. and managing director of Dynasty Capital Services, has been elected to the board of directors at Mindspeed Technologies. He has more than 25 years experience in the telecommunications industry and proven expertise in both American and Asian business practices. Most recently, he served as president of Qualcomm Greater China. Before that he held various management positions at Globalstar LP, including five years as vice president of business development and six years as vice president of systems engineering. Mr. Louie holds a master's degree in electrical engineering from Princeton, a master's degree in business administration from Drexel University, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Polytechnic University of New York.

Marian Ott '76 has been appointed to the Tennessee state agency that oversees campaign finance laws, lobbyists, and conflict-of-interest disclosures by politicians. Ms. Ott previously was executive director of the Nashville Regional Transportation Authority, a nine-county agency that promoted development of the first high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes for car-poolers. Ms. Ott has a bachelor's degree in basic engineering from Princeton and a master's degree in civil engineering and transportation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Marsha Bomar Anderson *78, president of Street Smarts in Duluth, Ga., was awarded the Burton W. Marsh Distinguished Service Award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). The Marsh Award recognizes an individual who has contributed to the advancement of ITE over a period of years in an outstanding fashion. Ms. Bomar Anderson earned a bachelor's degree in 1973 and a master's degree in transportation planning in 1975 from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. Ms. Anderson Bomar earned her master's degree in civil engineering from Princeton.

Martin Godly '79 has been named director of financial planning and analysis at ASTAR Air Cargo. He will assume responsibilities for budgeting, planning, analysis, and capital expenditure planning. Previously he was president and founder of Aviation Business Sciences. His prior career history includes serving as vice president at Proudfoot Air and Transport Group, Inc., director of SH&E consulting on aviation technical and business issues at airlines and aerospace firms, and Manager of Airline Analysis for Short Brothers, USA. Mr. Godly holds an M.B.A. in finance from Rutgers University, a master of science degree in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a bachelor's degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton.

Vsevolod (Sev) Onyshkevych '82 has been named vice president of marketing and product management at Raritan Computer. He will manage their worldwide marketing and product management teams. Prior to joining Raritan, Mr. Onyshkevych was chief marketing officer and executive vice president of product management for Montreal-based My Virtual Model Inc. He cofounded 3Dsize.com Inc. and later sold it to My Virtual Model. Among Mr. Onyshkevych's international assignments, he created a European prac tice with more than 150 employees in London and Amsterdam for Princeton-based RONIN, a marketing consulting company for Fortune 500 computer and telecommunications firms. He earned his B.S.E. in electrical engineering from Princeton and his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business.

Andrew Persily *79 *82 was installed as a director-at-large of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Dr. Persily is a mechanical engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. As director-at-large, he serves on the ASHRAE board of directors and the ASHRAE Learning Institute's board of trustees, which develops and guides ASHRAE's educational program. He received both his Princeton master's degree and Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering.

Peter Gnoffo *80 *83 was elected a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Fellows are persons of distinction in aeronautics or astronautics who have made notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences, and technology. Dr. Gnoffo is an aerospace engineer at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. He earned his master's degree and Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering.

John O'Rourke '82 has joined Rockwood Realty as managing director. Mr. O'Rourke has more than 20 years of experience in real estate investment banking and structured finance. Prior to joining Rockwood Realty, he served as managing director with UBS Securities. Mr. O'Rourke holds a B.S.E. in civil engineering from Princeton.

Michael Thaman '86 has been elected to the board of directors of FPL Group Inc. in Juno Beach, Fla. Mr. Thaman is chairman of the board and chief financial officer (CFO) of Owens Corning, a world leader in building materials and composite systems. Mr. Thaman previously served as senior vice president and CFO of Owens Corning, and prior to assuming that post in 2000 he was vice president and president of Owens Corning's Exterior Systems Business. He joined Owens Corning in 1992 and led several businesses in the United States and Europe. Mr. Thaman earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton, where he graduated with highest honors.

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Ed Cheng '97 was recently appointed assistant professor of law at Brooklyn Law School, where he will be teaching criminal law and evidence. His scholarship focuses on how law can better deal with scientific evidence, and how empirical evidence can promote more informed legal decision making. Professor Cheng holds a B.S.E. in electrical engineering from Princeton and an M.Sc. in information systems from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he was a Fulbright Scholar from 1997-98. He earned his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, where he was the Articles, Book Reviews, and Commentaries Chair of the Harvard Law Review as well as the recipient of several honors. Following law school, he clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Wing-Pin (Winnie) Kwan '97 has been named an associate at Leslie E. Robertson Associates Consulting Structural Engineers. She earned her B.S.E. in civil engineering.



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