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Alumni News Brief

2 alumni elected to National Academy of Engineering

Peter Basser and John Fan join 85 others in NAE Class of 2020

Peter Basser, A.B. ’80, S.M., ’82, Ph.D. ’86 (engineering sciences) and John Fan, S.M. ’67, Ph.D. ’72 (applied physics) have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

Alumni Peter Basser and John Fan

(Left) Peter Basser, A.B. ’80, S.M., ’82, Ph.D. ’86 (engineering sciences) and John Fan, S.M. ’67, Ph.D. ’72 (applied physics)

Basser, a senior investigator in the section on quantitative imaging and tissue sciences at the National Institutes of Health, was recognized for the development of diffusion tensor MRI and streamline tractography, which has implications in the characterization of brain disorders and the visualization of nerve fiber pathways.

Fan, founder, president, CEO, and chairman of Kopin Corporation, was honored for innovation and entrepreneurship in electronic materials and devices for displays.

Basser and Fan join 85 others in the NAE Class of 2020; election to the academy is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.

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Read a SEAS Alumni Profile on Fan.

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