The Thermophysics Award was established in 1975, and is presented for an outstanding singular or sustained technical or scientific contribution by an individual in thermophysics, specifically as related to the study and application of the properties and mechanisms involved in thermal energy transfer and the study of environmental effects on such properties and mechanisms. This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Aviation and Astroonautics Forum (AVIATION).
Nomination Deadline: 1 October
- Full Name: Dr Graeme A Bird
- Category: Technical Excellence
- AIAA Citation: For sustained and significant contributions to the development of the direct simulation Monte Carl method for simulating real gas flows for reentry and space applications, and furthering understanding of translational, chemical and radiation nonequilibrium effect