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Two HST Faculty Members Elected to NAE

Friday, February 10, 2017

Two members of the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) faculty are among the 84 new members and 22 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Election to the National Academy of Engineering (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."

The HST faculty members are:

Mehmet Toner, Helen Andrus Benedict Professor of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, for engineering novel microelectromechanical and microfluidic point-of-care devices that improve detection of cancer, prenatal genetic defects, and infectious disease.

Ioannis Yannas, Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering in MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering, for co-developing the first commercially reproducible artificial skin that facilitates new growth, saving the lives of thousands of burn victims.

Read the full story here: http://news.mit.edu/2017/eight-faculty-mit-elected-national-academy-engineering-0210