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: Walter B Olstad
- Category: Technical Excellence
- AIAA Citation: For pioneering individual research contributions to thermophysics and for outstanding technical leadership in developing and internationally recognized research program in planetary entry aerothermodynamics at the NASA Langley Research Center