Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering Elects Sixteen New Members in 2005

Hartford, CT — The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering announces the election of sixteen of Connecticut’s leading experts in science, engineering and technology to membership in the Academy. The newly elected members will be introduced at the Academy’s 30th Annual Meeting and Dinner on May 26, 2005, at the Rocky Hill Marriott.

The sixteen newly elected members are:

Robert J. Alpern, MD, Yale University School of Medicine
Robert R. Birge, PhD, University of Connecticut
Barry Chernoff, PhD, Wesleyan University
Marc F. Hansen, PhD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Anthony A. Infante, PhD, Wesleyan University
William H. Koster, PhD, Neurogen Corporation
Ralph S. Lewis, University of Connecticut at Avery Point and State Geologist (ret.)
Marshall B. Long, PhD, Yale University
Robert Magnusson, PhD, University of Connecticut
Dani Or, PhD, University of Connecticut
Francis R. Preli, Jr., PhD, UTC Power
Daniel E. Prober, PhD, University of Connecticut
Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, PhD, University of Connecticut
Kenneth Reifsnider, PhD, University of Connecticut
Daniel E. Rosner, PhD, Yale University
Jonathan M. Rothberg, CuraGen Corporation

Election to the Academy is on the basis of scientific and engineering distinction achieved through significant contributions in theory or applications, as demonstrated by original published books and papers, patents, the pioneering of new and developing fields and innovative products, outstanding leadership of nationally recognized technical teams, and external professional awards in recognition of scientific and engineering excellence. By statute, the Academy’s membership is limited to 200 individuals.


The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering was chartered by the General Assembly in 1976 to provide expert guidance on science and technology to the people and to the state of Connecticut, and to promote the application of science and technology to human welfare and economic well being. For more information about the Academy, please see