Engineers honored for professional achievements
Two professors and one graduate elected to the National Academy of Engineering
February 13, 2013, 6:55 pm·
Three Penn engineers have been selected to join the ranks of the National Academy of Engineering.
School of Engineering professors Dawn Bonnell and Vijay Kumar and 1969 Engineering graduate Krishna P. Singh were elected to the NAE last week, along with 77 other engineers from all over the world. According to a statement from the Engineering school, being elected to the NAE is the “highest professional distinction” given to engineers.
All three have made significant contributions to Penn and the field of engineering.
Bonnell, who has taught at Penn since 1988, is the founding director of the Nano/Bio Interface Center — a center that works across University departments and creates new research programs.
Kumar, who is known for his quadrotors — or autonomous aerial robots — has also been with Penn since the late 1980s. He is currently on sabbatical.
Singh, president and chief executive at energy-technology company Holtec International, serves on Penn’s Board of Trustees. He also gave the naming gift for the Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology, which will be finished this November.