Crittenden elected to CAE

School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering faculty member John Crittenden, director of the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems, is one of only six new members from outside China elected to the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) in 2014. Crittenden will be inducted into the CAE at its meeting June 9-10 in Beijing.

The organization has 807 members, 45 of whom are from other countries. It extends membership to prominent scientists from other countries in an effort to bolster international collaboration in engineering, science and technology. Crittenden has earned many awards and is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.

“I am deeply honored to be inducted into the Chinese Academy of Engineering,” Crittenden said. “It is my hope that, through my involvement in the CAE, I may work with my colleagues to further the development of sustainable cities that will benefit not only the coming generations of the people of China but also all the future city dwellers in our rapidly urbanizing world.”

The week before he is inducted into the CAE, Crittenden will give a plenary talk at the International Conference on Engineering Science and Technology 2014 (ICEST 2014) in Beijing. Crittenden’s research focus on urban infrastructure systems, including alternative energy and water treatment technologies, dovetails with the meeting’s theme of “Engineering and the Future of Humankind.”

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