Congratulations to Siegfried Hecker, who was awarded the 2018 National Engineering Award from the American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES).
The National Engineering Award is presented for inspirational leadership and tireless devotion to the improvement of engineering education and to the advancement of the engineering profession, as well as to the development of sound public policies as an engineer-statesman.
Hecker is a professor emeritus (research) in the Department of Management Science and Engineering and a senior fellow emeritus at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), at Stanford University. The National Engineering Award is one of six awards to be presented at a banquet ceremony following the NAE-AAES Convocation, April 2018, at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, DC.
According to the AAES website, the award went to Dr. Hecker for "expanding our understanding of plutonium metallurgy, providing leadership in our stewardship of the nuclear stockpile, reducing nuclear proliferation through work with nuclear scientific and engineering communities globally, and cultivating broad understanding of complex technical security issues."
For a full list of past recipients, click here.