Bioengineering Ph.D. alumnus Dennis Discher (1993), currently the Robert D. Bent Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, was recently elected a member of the US National Academy of Engineering.
Discher was elected in February 2012 and will be a part of the NAE Bioengineering section. The National Academy of Engineering is a premier, peer-elected, non-profit institution that provides engineering leadership to the nation. The group not only promotes the continuous development of the engineering profession but gives insights and independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology.
Dennis Discher said “the joint UC Berkeley-UCSF Bionegineering Ph.D. program is where it all started for me,” and gives many thanks for all of the opportunities the program offered. Congratulations Dennis!