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Leidos CEO recognized by National Academy of Engineering

Leidos Chairman and CEO Roger Krone is among 129 new members of the National Academy of Engineering.

Election to the academy is considered a career achievement. Founded in 1964, the academy now has 2,355 members. Each are elected for their accomplishments in their field.

Krone was tapped for technical leadership in industry engineering and advances in aerospace and IT programs.

“I am honored to represent the thousands of scientists and engineers at Leidos by serving in the Academy,” Krone said in a statement. “As an engineer at heart, it’s humbling to be recognized alongside the greatest names in our field. I thank the Academy members for their trust and recognition.”

While Krone’s recognition is easy to understand, I can’t quite say the same for some of the others in the 2021 group. Several stumped me as I read through the list.

One person was elected for “invention and commercialization of electromagnetic spectrum wave-based food processes.”

Another was recognized for development of “photopolymerization reactions for adaptable polymer networks and their innovative applications.”

But there are a lot on the list that make you go, that sounds cool. For instance one person was elected for “contributions to decision-making and control of intelligent autonomous aerospace vehicles.”

So Krone is in good company, whether or not it is easy to understand what these people have accomplished.

Membership in the academy is granted through nominations by current members. Krone will be formally inducted during the academy’s annual meeting on Oct. 3.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Feb 12, 2021 at 9:41 AM


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