Lagos — Chairman, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, Prof. James Momoh was on Sunday, inducted in the United States National Academy of Engineering, NAE.
As announced by announced NAE President, John L. Anderson, Prof. Momoh was the only Sub-Saharan African on the 2020 list comprising of 86 new members and 18 international members.
This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,309 and the number of international members to 281.
Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.
Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.” Election of new NAE members is the culmination of a yearlong process. The ballot is set in December and the final vote for membership occurs during January.