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Fluid Dynamics Award

From inception to 1991, this award was presented as the Fluid Dynamics and Plasmadynamics Award. In 1992 it became the Fluid Dynamics Award and is presented for outstanding contributions to the understanding of the behavior of liquids and gases in motion as related to need in aeronautics and astronautics. This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AVIATION). Nomination Deadline: 1 October
  • Full Name: Dr Charles E Treanor
  • Category: Technical Excellence
  • AIAA Citation: For innovative research in nonequilibrium gas flows. His work in molecular energy transfer kinetics and numerical modeling methods has provided major theoretical bases for analyzing gas dynamic lasers. His scientific leadership has been clearly manifested through technical publications, research management activities and service to his profession