Steven Gorelick elected to National Academy of Engineering

Steven Gorelick
Steven Gorelick

STEVEN GORELICK, the Cyrus F. Tolman Professor in Environmental Earth System Science, is one of 66 new members elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

Election to NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer, according to the academy’s press release. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice or education.

The NAE press release noted Gorelick’s “optimization techniques and transport models for groundwater and remediation of contaminated aquifers.”

Gorelick, who earned his master’s degree and doctorate in hydrology at Stanford, has been a Stanford faculty member since 1988. He also is a senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and serves on the Water Advisory Board of the Natural Capital Project.

Gorelick’s research involves the study of water resources with an emphasis on groundwater. The objective of his work is to develop an understanding of fundamental aspects of the transport of fluids and contaminants and to investigate regional water resources systems. He and his students have combined hydrogeology with aspects of ecology, geophysics, operations research and economics to study meadow restoration, wetland protection, water supply management in Mexico and India and contaminated groundwater remediation methods.

Visit Gorelick’s website for more information.