Dr. B. Don Russell, Distinguished Professor and Regents Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been recognized by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for his two-year service as vice chair and chair of membership. In this capacity, Russell has been responsible for the annual election process of NAE, the most prestigious engineering organization in the United States.
The academy serves and provides advice to the president, congress and government agencies on all matters of science and engineering. Membership in the academy is one of the highest professional honors an engineer can receive. Russell has previously served NAE as chair of the Electric Power and Energy Section. He has also served as liaison from the academy to the National Research Council.
Russell has been a faculty member in the electrical and computer engineering department for 41 years. Russell is a fellow of six technical societies and most recently was elected to the National Academy of Inventors. He serves the university as chair of the Executive Committee of Distinguished Professors.