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Dr. Ron Latanision Named New Editor-In-Chief of The Bridge


August 2, 2012

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced recently that Dr. Ronald M. Latanision will be the new editor-in-chief of its quarterly publication, The Bridge.

Dr. Latanision is a Corporate Vice President at Exponent and his expertise includes materials processing and in the corrosion of metals and other materials in aqueous environments.

Dr. Latanision was elected to the NAE in 1985 and has served on over 20 National Research Council and NAE study committees. He has served as a science advisor to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology and as a member of the Advisory Committee to the Massachusetts Office of Science and Technology. In June of 2002, Dr. Latanision was appointed by President George W. Bush to membership on the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, a position in which he continues to serve in the administration of President Barack Obama.

The Bridge publishes opinion and analysis on engineering research, education, and practice; science and technology policy; and the roles of engineering and technology in society. The intent is to stimulate debate and dialogue within the NAE membership and the broader outside community of policymakers, educators, business leaders and other interested citizens. Past issues can be found on the NAE website.