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Stanford’s Tony Kovscek elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability faculty member Tony Kovscek has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, which is one of the highest professional distinctions bestowed upon engineers.

Tony Kovscek, the Keleen and Carlton Beal Professor in the Department of Energy Science and Engineering in the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability and a senior fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy, has been elected to the 2023 class of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

Tony Kovscek (Image credit: Stacy Geiken)

Kovscek is among the 106 researchers nominated and chosen by their peers to join the academy this year, which is among the highest professional distinctions accorded engineers.

Kovscek was elected for contributions to pore-scale imaging and understanding of foam flow in porous media. Kovscek leads a Department of Energy-funded Energy Frontier Research Center aimed at transforming the way energy is generated, transformed, stored, and used. His research develops and applies advanced imaging techniques, experiments, and models to understand complex fluid flow through porous media in a range of applications, from energy storage and unconventional hydrocarbon resources to the mitigation of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels via geological sequestration of greenhouse gases.

The NAE announcement brings its total U.S. membership to 2,420. The 18 new international members announced last week bring non-U.S. membership to 319. Newly elected members will be formally inducted during the NAE’s annual meeting on Oct. 1.

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