Supriyo Datta elected to National Academy of Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering has elected into its society Supriyo Datta, a Purdue University engineering professor who is teaching two courses on the Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics on

Datta, the Thomas Duncan Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was among the 66 new members and 10 foreign associates elected to the academy this year.

"Election to membership in the National Academy of Engineering is one of the highest distinctions that can be bestowed on an engineer," said Leah Jamieson, Purdue's John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering and a 2005 academy inductee. "This is a well-deserved honor for Dr. Datta and an honor for Purdue and the College of Engineering." Full story

Datta was elected to the academy for his work on quantum transport modeling in nanoscale electronic devices. He is presenting his work on quantum models in an online course beginning March 19. The course is designed for engineers, academics, graduate students, and others who need to understand both the basics and the latest developments in the field.