AFRL Senior Scientist Emeritus elected to National Academy


WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions afforded to an engineer. For one Air Force engineer, it’s the culmination of a long and storied career.

Dr. Sheldon (Lee) Semiatin, from the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate was recently elected to this prestigious honor and is only one of a handful of AFRL alumni ever elected.

Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, or education, including significant contributions to engineering literature and pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing innovative approaches to engineering education.

Dr. Semiatin is recognized for his contributions to thermomechanical processing of aerospace alloys and emerging intermetallic materials.