Plasmadynamics & Lasers Award
Approved by the Board of Directors in 1991, the Plasmadynamics & Lasers Award is presented for outstanding contributions to the understanding of the physical properties and dynamical behavior of matter in the plasma state and lasers as related to need in aeronautics and astronautics. This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Aviation Forum (AVIATION).
Nomination Deadline: 1 October
- Full Name: Dr George W Sutton
- Category: Technical Excellence
- AIAA Citation: For pioneering work in laser aero-optics in the development of high power gas lasers, both pulsed and continuous wave, and in laser effects.