Academy Member Receives Prestigious Engineering Distinction

Asad M. Madni is elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.

Asad M. Madni was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for contributions to development and commercialization of sensors and systems for aerospace and automotive safety. Members are elected to NAE, a nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation, by their peers for having distinguished themselves in research, technical positions, and leadership in industry, government, and academia.

"Induction to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering is the highest distinction accorded to an engineer in the U.S. To be selected for this honor by the 'best of the best' in the world is a truly humbling and gratifying experience. I look forward to this opportunity of serving our nation in matters of greatest technological importance," says Madni.

Madni's NAE election comes on the heels of two other honors. In 2010, Madni was awarded the Lifetime Contribution Award by the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of California Los Angeles for his continuous involvement in the University, where he currently serves as an adjunct distinguished professor of electrical engineering. Additionally, Madni was awarded IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society's highest honor, the Career Excellence Award, in 2010 for "an extraordinary career of enlightened leadership in and pioneering contributions to the development and commercialization of intelligent sensors, systems, and instrumentation."

Madni is the former president, COO, and CTO of BEI Technologies, Inc. He currently serves as the executive managing director and CTO at Crocker Capital in Los Angeles, CA.