The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine are nonprofit institutions that provide expert advice on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world. This work helps shape sound government policy, inform public opinion and advance the pursuit of science, engineering and medicine. Election into the National Academies is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer or scientist.

The faculty of the College of Engineering and Applied Science includes 13 National Academy members.
 

bernard amadei

Bernard Amadei

Ashoka Fellow • National Academy of Engineering (2008)
Professor Kristi Anseth of the University of Colorado Boulder's Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

Kristi Anseth

Tony Tisone Endowed Chair • National Academies: American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2019), National Academy of Sciences (2013), National Academy of Engineering (2009), National Academy of Medicine (2009) • Frontiers of Engineering: U.S. Chair (2012-2014), U.S. Organizing Committee (2004), U.S. Participant (1998) • NSF CAREER Award (1998)
Penny Axelrad

Penina Axelrad

Joseph T. Negler Endowed Professorship in Aerospace Engineering • National Academies: National Academy of Engineering (2019)
Daniel Baker

Daniel Baker

National Academy of Engineering (2010)
frank barnes

Frank Barnes

Distinguished Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering • National Academy of Engineering (2001) • Gordon Prize Recipient (2004)
Chris Bowman

Christopher Bowman

Patten Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering • National Academy of Engineering (2017) • Frontiers of Engineering: U.S. Participant (2002)
robert braun

Robert D. Braun

Adjunct Professor • National Academy of Engineering (2014) • Frontiers of Engineering: U.S. Participant (2000), U.S. Chair (2015-2017)
ross corotis

Ross Corotis

Denver Business Challenge Professor of Engineering • National Academy of Engineering (2002)
Kristine Larson

Kristine Larson

National Academy of Sciences (2020)
david marshall

David Marshall

National Academy of Engineering (2007)
diane mcknight

Diane McKnight

National Academy of Engineering (2012)
dan scheeres

Daniel Scheeres

A. Richard Seebass Endowed Chair • National Academy of Engineering (2017)
Adjunct Professor

Philippe Spalart

National Academy of Engineering (2017)
Kaspar William

Kaspar Willam

National Academy of Engineering (2004)