William W. Hogan, the Raymond Plank Research Professor of Global Energy Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for his contributions to electricity industry restructuring, electricity market design, and energy policy modeling and analysis.

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Hogan is among 106 new members and 23 international members named to the NAE earlier this week. New members will be formally inducted during the NAE’s annual meeting on October 3.

William Hogan is research director of the Harvard Electricity Policy Group, which examines alternative strategies for a more competitive electricity market. Previously, he served as chair of the Kennedy School Appointments Committee and as director of graduate studies for the PhD programs in public policy and political economy. He has been actively engaged in the design and improvement of competitive electricity markets in many regions in the United States as well as around the world, from England to Australia.

Hogan has been at the Kennedy School since 1978, when he joined the faculty as professor of political economy and served as director of the Energy and Environmental Policy Center. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and earned an MBA and PhD degree from the University of California.

Membership in the National Academy of Engineering honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature" and to "the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education."