Benny D. Freeman - Elected to The National Academy of Engineering

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February 7, 2023
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The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 106 new members and 18 international members, announced NAE President John L. Anderson today. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,420 and the number of international members to 319.    
Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature" and to "the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education." Election of new NAE members is the culmination of a yearlong process. The ballot is set in December and the final vote for membership occurs during January.    
Individuals in the newly elected class will be formally inducted during the NAE's annual meeting on Oct. 1, 2023. A list of the new members and international members follows, with their primary affiliations at the time of election and a brief statement of their principal engineering accomplishments.

Freeman, Benny D., William J. (Bill) Murray Jr. Endowed Chair in Engineering, McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin. For the development of polymeric membranes for gas separation, ion transport, and gas and water purification.

[McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering article]