Entrepreneur Joseph DeSimone and Carol Hall, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at North Carolina State University, have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

The honor is recognized as one of the highest in the engineering profession.

DeSimone has been involved in several high-tech related startups and also teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

For details and background, see: www.engr.ncsu.edu/news/awards/NAE2.html