ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Paul Jacob of MMI Engineering's Houston office as a participant in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 14th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. Paul is an Associate with MMI, a Geosyntec subsidiary specializing in structural, earthquake, and hazard engineering. He has over 20 years of experience in the analysis and design of a wide variety of structures. Paul has participated in the design and assessment of nuclear reactors, petrochemical manufacturing plants, and offshore oil and gas facilities. He has designed a number of steel and flexible riser systems in shallow and deep water for facilities throughout the world. Paul earned his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the now University of Abertay Dundee in Scotland and a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in Manchester, England.
Some of the nation's brightest young engineers have been selected to take part in this year's NAE symposium. The 2 _-day event will bring together engineers ages 30 to 45, who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines. The symposium will be hosted September 18-20, 2008 by Sandia National Laboratories at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. The symposium participants will examine emerging technology related to nanoelectric devices, cognitive engineering, drug delivery systems, and understanding and countering the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The featured speaker will be Alton D. Romig, Jr., senior vice president and deputy director for integrated technologies and systems, Sandia National Laboratories.
"America's competitiveness will largely depend upon the next generation of innovators," said NAE President Charles M. Vest. "The U.S. Frontiers of Engineering program brings some of the country's rising-star engineers, from a diverse range of disciplines, together for an exchange of ideas that will surely help contribute to keeping us at the forefront of technological advancement and may even spark a breakthrough that changes the way we live."
Paul Jacob is the second Geosyntec staff member to be selected for this program. The first was Marcus Quigley, who attended the 2007 symposium. Marcus specializes in water resources engineering and related water supply and stormwater management issues nationwide.