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    CONTACT: DUANE HYLAND
    703.264.7558
    duaneh@aiaa.org

     

    AIAA to Present Awards at June Conference
    To Recognize Achievement in Technical Fields and Sustained Service to AIAA

    May 17, 2013 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will present five awards for key contributions to science and technology at a noon awards luncheon on June 25 as part of the 43rd AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit and its related conferences, June 24–27, 2013 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel in San Diego, Calif.

    Donald Rockwell, Paul B. Reinhold Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., will receive the 2013 AIAA Fluid Dynamics Award. The award is presented for outstanding contributions to the understanding of behavior of liquids and gasses in motion as related to need in aeronautics and astronautics. Dr. Rockwell will be recognized for contributions to a fundamental understanding of vortex dominated flows and their characterization with quantitative imaging.

    J Jack (Jagdish) S. Sokhey, consultant/engineering manager, Installation Aero, Rolls-Royce North American Technologies, Inc. (LibertyWorks), Indianapolis, Ind., will receive the 2013 AIAA Ground Testing Award. The award is presented for outstanding achievement in the development or effective utilization of technology, procedures, facilities, or modeling techniques for flight simulation, space simulation, propulsion testing, aerodynamic testing, or other ground testing associated with aeronautics and astronautics. Dr. Sokhey will be recognized for exceptional service, leadership, and technical contribution in the advancement of jet engine technology, performed through testing of small-scale and full-scale research models and jet engines.

    Joseph Verdeyen, professor emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Ill., will receive the 2013 AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Award. The 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. Dr. Verdeyen will be recognized for major contributions in the fields of gas and semiconductor lasers, plasma discharge technologies, and the mentoring of young engineers and scientists.

    Neal Frink, senior research engineer, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va., will receive the 2013 AIAA Aerodynamics Award. The award is presented for meritorious achievement in the field of applied aerodynamics, recognizing notable contributions in the development, application, and evaluation of aerodynamic concepts and methods. Dr. Frink will be recognized for meritorious achievement in the field of applied aerodynamics through notable contributions in the development, application, and evaluation of aerodynamic concepts and methods.

    Gerald E. (Gerry) Schneider, professor, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, will receive the 2013 AIAA Thermophysics Award . The award 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. Dr. Schneider is being recognized for outstanding, pioneering, and sustained contributions in developing simple and advanced numerical methods for computational heat transfer, algebraic equation solvers, phase change energy transport, all-speed flows, and conduction heat transfer.

    Additional awards to be presented at the June 25 luncheon include recognition of best papers inAerodynamic Measurement Technology, Applied Aerodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Ground Testing, Plasmadynamics and Lasers, and Thermophysics.

    For more information about these awards or the AIAA Honors and Awards program, please contact Carol Stewart at carols@aiaa.org or at 703.264.7623.

     

    AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. With more than 35,000 individual members worldwide, and100 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit www.aiaa.org, or follow us on Twitter @AIAA.


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