BERKELEY – The National Academy of
Sciences (NAS), which represents the nation's elite scientists and
engineers and serves as official adviser to the federal government,
announced today (Tuesday, April 25) the election of 72 new members and
18 foreign associates, including five University of California,
Berkeley, faculty members.
The newly elected UC Berkeley faculty members are Jillian F. Banfield, professor of earth and planetary science and of environmental science, policy and management; Robert P. Lin, professor of physics and director of UC Berkeley's Spaces Sciences Laboratory; Michael A. Marletta, Aldo DeBenedictis Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and professor of molecular and cell biology; David A. Patterson, professor of electrical engineering and computer science; and Dan-Virgil Voiculescu, professor of mathematics. Banfield and Marletta also are faculty scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Berkeley now boasts 132 members of the academy, a 143-year-old private
organization of scientists and engineers that advises the nation's
leaders, upon request, in matters of science and technology