Members of the National Academies

Election to membership in the National Academies is one of the highest honors a scientist can attain. These four prestigious bodies—the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council—bring together the nation’s top experts to advise the federal government on critical issues.

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Eva Andrei

Professor II
Department of Physics and Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences
Election Year: 2013

Joan W. Bennett

Associate Vice President for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics
Professor II, Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Election Year: 2005

William A. Berggren

Distinguished Visiting Professor
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences
Election Year: 1989

Haim Brezis

Distinguished Visiting Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics, School of Arts and Sciences
Election Year: 2003

Morrel Cohen

Distinguished Scientist
Department of Physics and Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences
Election Year: 1978

Hugo K. Dooner

Professor
Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences;
Waksman Institute of Microbiology
Election Year: 2007

Paul G. Falkowski

Board of Governors Professor of Geological and Marine Science
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Director, Rutgers Energy Institute
Election Year: 2007

Robin Fox

Professor
Department of Anthropology, School of Arts and Sciences
Election Year: 2013

Charles R. Gallistel

Professor II, Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences
Codirector, Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science
Election Year: 2002

Rochel Gelman

Professor II, Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences
Codirector, Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science
Election Year: 2006

Henryk Iwaniec

New Jersey Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics, School of Arts and Sciences
Election Year: 2006

Dennis Kent

Board of Governors Professor of Geological Sciences
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences
Election Year: 2004

Gabriel Kotliar

Board of Governors Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences
Election Year: 2019

Joel Lebowitz

George William Hill Professor of Mathematics and Physics
Department of Physics and Astronomy and Department of Mathematics, School of Arts and Sciences
Election Year: 1980

Bonnie J. McCay

Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor
Department of Human Ecology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Election Year: 2012

David Mechanic

René Dubos University Professor of Behavioral Sciences
Department of Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences
Director, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
Election Year: 1991

Joachim Messing

Selman A. Waksman Chair in Molecular Genetics and University Professor of Molecular Biology
Director, Waksman Institute of Microbiology
Election Year: 2015

James C. Phillips

Distinguished Visiting Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences
Election Year: 1977

Karin Rabe

Professor II
Department of Physics and Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences
Election Year: 2013

Lawrence R. Rabiner

Professor II
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering
Associate Director, Center for Advanced Information Processing
Election Year: 1990

Endre Szemerédi

Professor of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science, School of Arts and Sciences
Election Year: 2010

David Vanderbilt

Professor II
Department of Physics and Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences
Election Year: 2013

Evelyn Witkin

Barbara McClintock Professor Emerita of Genetics
Waksman Institute of Microbiology
Election Year: 1977

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING

Richard H. Frenkiel

Visiting Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering
Election Year: 1997

Bernard H. Kear

New Jersey Professor of Materials Science and Technology
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Engineering
Director, Center for Nanomaterials Research
Election Year: 1979

Charles Kurkjian

Visiting Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Engineering
Election Year: 1994

Michael Lesk

Professor and Chair
Department of Library and Information Science, School of Communication and Information
Election Year: 2005

Lawrence R. Rabiner

Professor II, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering
Associate Director, Center for Advanced Information Processing
Election Year: 1983

John B. Wachtman Jr.

Professor Emeritus
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Engineering
Election Year: 1976

Martin Yarmush

Paul and Mary Monroe Chair and Distinguished Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering
Election Year: 2017

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF MEDICINE

Casimir A. Kulikowski

Board of Governors Professor of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science, School of Arts and Sciences
Election Year: 1988

Howard Leventhal

Board of Governors Professor of Health Psychology
Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences
Election Year: 1997

David Mechanic

René Dubos University Professor of Behavioral Sciences
Department of Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences
Director, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
Election Year: 1971

Louise B. Russell

Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, School of Arts and Sciences
Chair, Division of Health Policy, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
Election Year: 1984