FACULTY AWARD: Carter, Celia elected to National Academy of Engineering

Feb. 18, 2016 1 p.m.

Princeton University engineering faculty members Emily Carter and Michael Celia, as well as three alumni, were among 80 researchers nationwide recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering, which is one of the highest professional honors for U.S. engineers.

Carter, the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and applied and computational mathematics, and founding director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, was recognized for "the development of quantum chemistry computational methods for the design of molecules and materials for sustainable energy." Celia, the Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Environmental Studies and professor of civil and environmental engineering, was honored for "contributions to the development of subsurface flow and transport models in groundwater remediation and CO2 sequestration."

The academy also elected Princeton alumni Dan Boneh, a Stanford University professor of computer science and electrical engineering who received his doctorate in computer science in 1996; Morton Collins, founder and managing partner of Batelle Ventures who received his doctorate in chemical engineering in 1963; and Thomas Connelly Jr., who graduated from Princeton in 1974 with degrees in chemical engineering and economics and is the chief executive and executive director of the American Chemical Society.