David J. Bishop, who received his B.S. from Syracuse in 1973, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. His citation reads “For contributions and leadership in high-capacity optical switch technology.” He got his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1978. After years at Bell Laboratories, where he made fundamental contributions in condensed matter physics, Bishop moved into industrial and applied physics. He previously won the Pake Prize of the American Physical Society. He is presently at Boston University, where he is Head of the Division of Materials Science & Engineering and Director of the CELL-MET Engineering Research Center.