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David Mooney elected to NAE

Election is among the highest professional distinctions for engineers

February 17, 2010 - David J. Mooney, Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering and Associate Dean for Chemical/Biological Sciences and Engineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and a Core Member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). He is among 68 new members and 9 foreign associates elected to the NAE in 2010.

Mooney was recognized by the NAE "for contributions to the fields of tissue engineering and regeneration."

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Mooney joins 14 other elected faculty members who are based at SEAS.

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."

Mooney earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Before coming to Harvard, he spent 10 years conducting research and teaching at the University of Michigan; his last appointment at Michigan in 2001 spanned two schools: Professor in the departments of Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, and Professor of Biologic & Materials Sciences in the School of Dentistry. Mooney completed his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1992. He also served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School from 1992-1994. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1987.

Mooney plays an active role in the major biomedical/chemical engineering professional societies, serves as an editorial advisor to several journals and publishers, organizes and chairs leading conferences and symposia, and participates on several industry advisory boards.


About the Faculty National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
Founded in 1964, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. The NAE operates under the same congressional act of incorporation that established the National Academy of Sciences, signed in 1863 by President Lincoln. Under this charter the NAE is directed "whenever called upon by any department or agency of the government, to investigate, examine, experiment, and report upon any subject of science or art."

Topics: Bioengineering, Awards