Guyanese elected to US engineering academy

Guyana-born Lynden Archer has been elected to the United States’ National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

According to the NAE website, Archer, who is a Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York, was elected “For advances in nanoparticle-polymer hybrid materials and in electrochemical energy storage technologies.”

The website states that election to the NAE 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,” it explains.

The newly elected class, which comprises 83 new members and 16 foreign members, will be formally inducted during a ceremony at the NAE’s annual meeting in Washington, DC, on September 30th, 2018.

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