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3 University of Illinois faculty recognized for engineering

Left: Klara Nahrstedt Top right: Youssef Hashash Bottom right: William Hammack

CHAMPAIGN — Three faculty members at the University of Illinois have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

They are among 111 new members and 22 international members elected this year. They will be formally inducted in October in Washington, D.C.

The new members from Illinois are William Hammack, Youssef Hashash and Klara Nahrstedt.

Hammack is a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, Hashash is a professor in civil and environmental engineering and Nahrstedt is the chair of engineering in computer science and the director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the university.


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Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick is the News & Public Affairs Director at Illinois Public Media. He oversees daily newscasts and online stories. He also manages The 21st Show, a live, weekday talk show that airs on 7 NPR stations throughout Illinois. He is the executive producer of IPM's annual environmental TV special "State of Change." And he is the co-creator of Illinois Soul, IPM's Black-focused audio service that launched in February 2024. Before arriving at IPM in 2019, he served as News Director at WKAR in East Lansing and spent 17 years as a TV news producer and manager at KXAS, the NBC-owned station in Dallas/Fort Worth. Reginald is the recipient of three Edward R. Murrow regional awards, seven regional Emmy awards, and multiple honors from the National Association of Black Journalists. Born in Vietnam, Reginald grew up in Colorado and is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. Email: rh14@illinois.edu Twitter: @RNewsWILL

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