Duke Engineer Picked for National Academy of Engineering Symposia

The National Academy of Engineering has announced that Duke engineering professor Robert Clark is among 86 of the "nation's brightest young engineers," who have been selected to participate in the NAE's tenth annual Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. Clark was also selected to participate in the Fourth Japan-America Frontiers Symposium. Clark is the Thomas Lord Professor and senior associate dean of research at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering.

Clark will take part in the Tenth Annual Frontiers of Engineering Symposium in Irvine, Calif., Sept. 9-11, and the Fourth Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium in Kyoto, Japan, Nov. 4-6.

According to the NAE Website, the Frontiers of Engineering Program brings together a select group of engineering leaders from industry, academe and government labs to discuss pioneering technical work and leading edge research. The goal of the meetings is to introduce these "outstanding engineers" to each other, helping establish contacts among the "next generation of engineering leaders."

Clark specializes in bionanoscience and nanoengineering, and directs Duke’s Center for Biologically Inspired Materials and Material Systems.

The NAE also selected North Carolina State University’s professor John Muth to participate.

To read more about Frontiers of Engineering, visit the NAE Web site.