Membership in the National Academy of Engineering is one of the preeminent honors an engineer can receive. The NAE recently announced its 2022 class of new members, and of the 133 inductees, several are ASCE members.

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."

U.S. membership now stands at 2,388, with the number of international members at 310.

Here are the ASCE members among the new class:

Edwin T. Brown, M.ASCE, professor (emeritus), University of Queensland, Milton, Australia. For advancing understanding of the mechanical behavior of rock masses and application to the design of engineered structures in rock.

Jerome F. Hajjar, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, CDM Smith Professor and chair, civil and environmental engineering, Northeastern University, Boston. For developing design criteria and models for stability and seismic design of innovative steel and composite structures.

Youssef M.A. Hashash, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, William J. and Elaine F. Hall Endowed Professor and John Burkitt Webb Endowed Faculty Scholar, civil and environmental engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign. For contributions to geotechnical engineering, seismic safety, and the evaluation, design, and construction of underground infrastructure.

John D. Hooper, P.E., F.SEI, Dist.M.ASCE, senior principal / director of Earthquake Engineering, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Seattle. For advancing building code seismic design provisions and earthquake-resistant structural design of major buildings around the world.

Peter A. Irwin, P.E., P.Eng, F.SEI, F.ASCE, senior executive consultant and founding partner, Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc., Guelph, Ontario, Canada. For contributing to wind engineering for the design of tall buildings and long-span roofs and bridges.

Stephen Gene Monismith, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, Obayashi Professor, School of Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California. For developing a physically based understanding of freshwater and coastal fluid environments for ecosystem health and sustainable management.

Farzad Naeim, P.E., M.ASCE, founder and president, Farzad Naeim Inc., Irvine, California. For advancing performance-based seismic design of tall buildings and other structures with instrumentation, isolation, and energy dissipation devices.

Leslie L. Shoemaker, A.M.ASCE, president, Tetra Tech Inc., Pasadena, California. For developing and applying innovative technology to complex large-scale watershed management systems and sustainable water programs.

Vijay P. Singh, D.Sc, P.E., Hon.D.WRE, F.EWRI, Dist.M.ASCE, Distinguished Professor, Regents Professor, and Caroline & William N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station. For contributions to wave modeling and development of entropy-based theories of hydrologic processes and hydroclimatic extremes.

Franz-Josef Ulm, Ph.D., P.E., F.EMI, M.ASCE, professor, civil and environmental engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For contributions to nanoscale improvement of concrete and other materials and structures important for sustainable development of infrastructure and energy resources.