From: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2019
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has announced the 2019 recipients of its most prestigious awards.
The winners are:
|John L. Junkins, Distinguished Professor of Aerospace Engineering and holder of the Royce E. Wisenbaker Chair in Innovation at Texas A&M University, won “for advances in aerospace research and education, for creating an institute for promoting scientific excellence, and for enabling contributions in spacecraft navigation, dynamics, and control.”|
|Philippe R. Spalart, Senior Technical Fellow at The Boeing Company, won “for contributions in the simulation of complex turbulent flows enabling the prediction and optimization of aerodynamic characteristics of aerospace vehicles.”|
|Klaus D. Dannenberg, Deputy Executive Director, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (retired), won “for five decades of significant contributions to AIAA that created greatly enhanced value and more meaningful opportunities for the Institute's traditional and evolving constituencies.”|
|Pamela A. Melroy, CEO, Melroy & Hollett Technology Partners, and Director of Space Technology and Policy, Nova Systems, won “for excellence in public service to the aerospace community in the United States and world through military and civilian service, spaceflight, engineering, and research excellence.”|
|Katya M. Casper, Principal Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories, won “for highly significant contributions to the fundamental understanding of boundary layer transition and fluid-structure interactions in hypersonic flows through novel diagnostics with national program impact.”|
“Through their dedication and hard work, these winners have expanded the boundaries of aerospace,” said AIAA President John Langford. “They lift the entire industry simply by doing their best. It is with great admiration that we congratulate them on a job well done.”
AIAA Goddard Astronautics Award
AIAA Reed Aeronautics Award
AIAA Distinguished Service Award
AIAA Public Service Award
AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award
Please visit aiaa.org/gala-2019/ for more information about the award recipients.
Presentation of these premier awards and recognition of the Institute’s newly elected Fellows and Honorary Fellows will take place on 15 May at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.
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