National Academy of Engineering elects ISO-NE CEO Gordon van Welie as new member

Election to the academy is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer

ISO New England President and CEO Gordon van Welie is one of 84 new members elected this year to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). NAE elected van Welie for improving reliable operation of the New England power grid through enhanced grid control, new market structures, and innovative transmission planning.

According to NAE, “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 total U.S. membership is 2,281 and foreign membership is 249.

Individuals in the newly elected class will be formally inducted during a ceremony at the NAE’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on October 8, 2017. View the complete list of the newly elected members and foreign members on the NAE website.

About NAE

NAE is a private, independent, nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. It is part of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. NAE’s mission is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology. Members are senior professionals in business, academia, and government who are among the world’s most accomplished engineers. They provide the leadership and expertise for numerous projects focused on the relationships between engineering, technology, and the quality of life.

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