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Radke Named to NAE

Source:  Tim Kneafsey

This past week (February 5, 2015), Clay Radke, Professor of Chemical Engineering at U.C. Berkeley and a long-time faculty scientist and engineer within Berkeley Lab’s Earth Sciences Division, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Class of 2015—the highest possible honor in America within the engineering discipline—in recognition of his distinguished contributions to engineering.

Professor Radke has made significant contributions to a wide variety of fields. He has investigated pore-scale and surface processes relevant to oil and gas flow in porous media, particularly relating to foam displacement of oil, recovery of heavy oil, and effects of asphaltenes. He has been instrumental at studying tear flow in the human eye, and fluid and gas transport around and through contact lenses. In addition, he has provided understanding on sorption to interfaces under numerous conditions.  In short, he has a long-standing tradition of solving important problems and his research has invariably led to beneficial knowledge.

Founded in 1964, the NAE is a private, independent, nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. Its mission is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology. The NAE has more than 2,000 peer-elected members and foreign members, senior professionals in business, academia, and government.

Professor Radke will be inducted into the Academy on October 4, 2015, during the NAE Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

Congratulations to Professor Radke on this well-deserved award!