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October 2017

Two PNNL researchers elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering

Ruby Leung and Johannes Lercher recognized for distinguished contributions and professional integrity

Leung and Lercher
National Academy of Engineering recognizes Leung and Lercher. Enlarge Image.
Leung and Lercher
National Academy of Engineering recognizes Ruby Leung. Enlarge Image.

Two researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratoryhave been elected to membership in the prestigious National Academy of Engineering. Ruby Leung and Johannes Lercher are among the 106 new members elected worldwide to the 2017 class.

The NAE is a private, independent, nonprofit institution that is part of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. NAE focuses on maintaining a strong engineering community and bringing together experts to provide independent advice to the federal government on engineering and technology challenges.

Lercher and Leung join emeritus staff member Subhash Singhal, who is a National Academy of Sciences member, as PNNL researchers in the National Academies.

"I am thrilled that the exceptional contributions of two of our researchers have been recognized by the National Academy of Engineering," said PNNL director Steven Ashby. "Membership in the NAE is among the highest honors that a researcher can achieve, and Ruby and Johannes are most deserving. Congratulations to both of them!"

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