Architectural engineering's Srebric invited to NAE symposium

Jelena Srebric, professor of architectural engineering, is one of 85 of the nation's brightest young engineers invited to the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 17th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.

The event, to be held Sept. 19-21 at Google's Mountain View, Calif., headquarters, will host engineers between the ages of 30 and 45 who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in industry, academia and government. The symposium will focus on additive manufacturing, sustainable buildings, neuroprosthetics and semantic processing.

Srebric has been a member of the Penn State faculty since 2000. She is director of the Penn State Institute of Energy and the Environment's Building Science Group.

Srebric's research includes a $2 million National Science Foundation project on responding sustainably to changing environmental conditions and a $1.4 million American Society of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Engineers project on ventilation and indoor air quality in retail stores.

The NAE is an independent, nonprofit institution that serves as an adviser to the government and public on issues in engineering and technology. Its members consist of the nation's premier engineers, who are elected by their peers for their distinguished achievement. Established in 1964, the NAE operates under the congressional charter granted to the National Academy of Sciences in 1863.

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Last Updated August 25, 2011