29, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) --
Winston Ho, professor of chemical and materials engineering
at the University of Kentucky, has been elected to
the National Academy of Engineering.
to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is considered
to be one of the highest professional distinctions
that can be accorded an engineer. Academy membership
honors those who have made important contributions
to engineering theory and practice, and have demonstrated
unusual accomplishment in the pioneering of new and
developing fields of technology.
cited for invention and commercialization of novel
separation technologies, and the development of new
theoretical models for membrane separations.
the UK chemical and materials faculty in 1999, after
serving as senior vice president of technology at
Commodore Separations Technology, Inc., Kennesaw,
Georgia. Prior to that, he was a researcher with Exxon
Research and Engineering Company, Corporate Research,
in Annandale, New Jersey.
his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from
National Taiwan University and his master's and doctoral
degrees from the University of Illinois. He is a member
of the American Institute of Chemical Engineering,
the American Chemical Society, the North American
Membrane Society and Phi Lambda Upsilon, national
chemical honor society.
published more than 55 refereed journal publications
and has 57 awarded patents. He was the co-editor of
Membrane Handbook which received the Professional
and Scholarly Publishing Award for the most outstanding
engineering work of 1993. The New Jersey Inventors
Congress and Hall of Fame named him its Inventor of
the Year in 1991.
was established in 1964 as an independent nonprofit
organization. It operates under the same congressional
act of incorporation, signed by President Lincoln
in 1863 that established the National Academy of Science.
Members are elected to NAE membership by their peers
(current NAE members).
one of 74 members and seven foreign associates elected
for 2002. This brings the total U.S. membership to
1,857 active members and 250 members emeriti, and
the number of foreign associates to 158.
be formally recognized at the NAE annual meeting in
Washington, D.C., on October 6, 2002.