Debenedetti inducted into National Academy of Engineering
Posted November 6, 2000; 06:32 p.m.
Pablo Debenedetti, the Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science and chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering, was inducted last month into the National Academy of Engineering, a private institution whose mission is to provide independent advice to the federal government on questions of engineering and technology.
Election to the academy is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Membership honors those who have made "important contributions to engineering theory and practice, including significant contributions to the literature of engineering theory and practice," and those who have demonstrated "unusual accomplishment in the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology," according to the academy.
Debenedetti was recognized for his contributions to microscopic theory, insight embodied in a scholarly monograph and application of supercritical and metastable fluids.
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