[From CASE Reports, Vol. 13, No. 1, 1998]


New Members Elected to the Academy in 1997

Paul L. Busch

Chairman, President and CEO, Malcolm Pirnie, Inc. Dr. Busch is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Water Works Association, the Water Environment Federation, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, and the New York Academy of Sciences. He has served as chairman of the board of the Water Environment Research Foundation and is a past president of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. Dr. Busch also has served on numerous committees and boards of the National Research Council. He was elected to CASE on the basis of his extensive contributions to the development of drinking water and wastewater technology. Dr. Busch also has been a strong advocate of voluntary certification of environmental engineering specialists, broadened education curricula, and lifelong learning programs for environmental professionals.


William M. Carey

Visiting Professor, Department of Ocean Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology [on leave from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency]. Professor Carey is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Oceanic Engineering Society, and serves as editor of the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering. He also is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. From 1992 to 1996, he served as Project Manager for Anti-Subarmine Warfare Programs (ASW) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA); he is currently on assignment from DARPA as a visiting professor at MIT. He was elected to CASE on the basis of his seminal theoretical and experimental investigations on the structure of ocean subsurface bubble plumes caused by breaking waves, and on their role as a source of low frequency hydroacoustic noise.


George E. Hoag

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Director, Environmental Research Institute, University of Connecticut. Professor Hoag is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Chemical Society, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Association of Environmental Engineers, the American Water Works Association, the International Association of Water Pollution Research and the International Association for Clean Technology. He serves on the Advisory Board to the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Connecticut DEP Cleanup Standards Advisory Council, the Board of Directors for the Environmental Business Council, and the Advisory Board for the US Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Industries Board. He was elected to CASE on the basis of his internationally recognized work in hazardous waste site remediation, the transport of contaminants in soil and in surface and groundwater systems, and in domestic and industrial water and wastewater treatment processes.


Hans Laufer

Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut. Professor Laufer is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and an elected Fellow of the Royal Entomology Society of London. He has received numerous awards, including the Marcus Singer Medal for Research Excellence in 1986 and 1994. He has served on a number of scientific boards and is currently editor of the Invertebrate Endocrinology Series and managing editor of Invertebrate Reproduction and Development. He was elected to CASE was on the basis of his research in invertebrate endocrinology, which has greatly increased understanding of the hormonal control of the life cycles of insects, crustacea and marine annelids. His findings have potential applications of major importance in the aquaculture of shrimp and in the control of marine fouling organisms.


Harris L. Marcus

Professor of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering and Director, Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut. Professor Marcus is a Fellow of the American Society of Metals and is a member of numerous other professional societies including the American Society for Testing Metals and the Metallurgical Society of American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers. He holds 15 US patents and has authored or co-authored over 240 technical papers and one book. He was elected to CASE on the basis of his outstanding contributions to the understanding of surfaces and interfaces, materials processing (specifically solid freeform fabrication), and the mechanical behavior of structural materials. His research has resulted in significant improvements in the reliability of structural materials and the enhancement of fabrication methods with new technology.


Stephen G. Waxman

Professor of Neurology and Pharmacol-ogy and Chairman, Department of Neurology, Yale University School of Medicine; Director, PVA/EPVA Neuroscience Research Center, VA Connecticut Healthcare System. Professor Waxman is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a member the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the Society for Neuroscience, the American Academy of Neuroscience, and the American Neurolgical Association. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He was elected to CASE on the basis of his internationally recognized research in the areas of molecular architecture of nerve fibers and the glial cells that surround them, and the mechanisms by which nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord adapt to injury.


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