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    2013 Aerospace Sciences Awards Luncheon

    2013 Aerospace Sciences Awards Luncheon

    The following awards will be presented at the 8 January 2013 Awards Luncheon at the Aerospace Sciences Meeting in Grapevine, Texas.

     

    AIAA Faculty Advisor Award

    John Armstrong
    Research Professor, Department of Physics
    Weber State University
    Ogden, Utah
    “For initiating creative multi-disciplinary programs at the AIAA Student Chapter-Weber State University to give students in practical experience in engineering and conducting outstanding aerospace research.”

    AIAA Gardner-Lasser Aerospace History Literature Award

    David A. Mindell
    Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing
    Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
    For the book, “Digital Apollo: Human and Machine in Spaceflight”

     

    AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award

    Eric J. Ruggiero
    Manager, Turbine Heat Transfer Technologies
    GE Global Research
    Niskayuna, New York
    “For innovation and leadership in turbo-machinery seals technology.”

    AIAA Pendray Aerospace Literature Award

    Ronald Probstein
    Ford Professor of Engineering, Emeritus
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
    “For seminal contributions to hypersonics, synthetic fuels, water purification and physicochemical hydrodynamics.”

    AIAA Summerfield Book Award

    John Junkins
    Distinguished Professor of Aerospace Engineering
    Texas A&M University
    College Station, Texas

    Hanspeter Schaub
    Associate Professor
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, Colorado
    For the book, “Analytical Mechanics of Space Systems, 2nd edition.”

    AIAA Foundation Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards

    Paul Anderson
    University of Colorado at Boulder
    Boulder, Colorado

    Rachel Ellman
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Cambridge, Massachusetts

    AIAA Foundation Abe M. Zarem Award For Distinguished Achievement

    Aeronautics: Sudhanshu Jain, University of Illinois at Chicago
    Astronautics: Charles Haddad, The University of Tennessee

    AIAA Foundation Abe M. Zarem Educator Award

    Aeronautics: Suresh K Aggarwal, University of Illinois at Chicago
    Astronautics: Joseph C. Majdalani, The University of Tennessee

    AIAA Excellence in Aerospace Standardization Award

    Christopher Rumsey
    Senior Research Director
    NASA Langley Research Center
    Hampton, Virginia
    “For significant contributions to the CFD community in developing the CFD General Notation System as an internationally recognized standard for representation and exchange of CFD data.”

    (Note: Presentation of this award will occur during the upcoming AIAA Hampton Roads Section awards ceremony)