The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) recently elected Pratt & Whitney engineer Dr. Michael Maloney as one of 80 new Academy members for his significant contributions to the development and implementation of low-conductivity thermal barrier coatings for Pratt & Whitney's advanced aircraft engines. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
"Michael is known throughout the aerospace industry as a leading expert in thermal barrier coatings, which are among the innovative technologies in our next-generation engines currently ushering in a new era in aviation," said Pratt & Whitney's Tom Prete, vice president, Engineering. "In addition to his technical contributions, he is a dedicated mentor and truly deserving of this prestigious recognition."
NAE membership is among the highest professional distinctions bestowed upon an engineer. To be eligible for election, potential members must have contributed significantly to engineering research, practice or education and have pioneered new fields of technology, advanced traditional fields of engineering or innovated approaches to engineering education. This year's election brings NAE total membership to 2,275 worldwide.
"Being elected to the NAE is a tremendous achievement in my career, and I am honored to join such a distinguished group of profound minds within the Academy," said Maloney, who has worked at Pratt & Whitney for nearly three decades. "This accomplishment is made possible because of the outstanding colleagues I have been so fortunate to team with over the years. I am thankful for them and for the opportunities I have had to make significant contributions to Pratt & Whitney, the aerospace industry and the development of future engineers."
The NAE, founded in 1964, is a private, independent, nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. Its mission is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology. To learn more about the NAE, visit its website at www.nae.edu.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit its website at www.utc.com, or follow the company on Twitter: www.twitter.com/UTC.