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    CONTACT: DUANE HYLAND
    703.264.7558
    duaneh@aiaa.org

     

    AIAA to Present Awards at 49th Joint Propulsion Conference
    Awards Recognize Technical Excellence and Sustained Service

    June 11, 2013 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will present awards for technical excellence and sustained service at a noon luncheon on July 16 as part of the 49th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, July 15–17 at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, Calif.

    • Thomas Kaemming, research engineer, Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc., and technical fellow (retired), The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Mo., will receive the 2013 AIAA Air Breathing Propulsion Award. The award is presented for meritorious accomplishments in the arts, sciences, and technology of air breathing propulsion systems. Kaemming is being recognized for outstanding technical contributions, creativity, and pioneering research that greatly contributed to the advancement of pulse detonation engines and high speed air breathing propulsion technology.


    • James F. Driscoll, professor, aerospace engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., will receive the 2013 2013 AIAA Propellants and Combustion Award. The award is presented for outstanding technical contributions to aeronautical or astronautical combustion engineering. Driscoll is being recognized for a distinguished record of technical contribution to combustion science and a sustained record of service and leadership in the propulsion and combustion community.


    In addition, an AIAA Sustained Service Award will be presented to Kenneth H. Yu, associate professor, aerospace engineering, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Md., for dedicated service to AIAA.

    For more information about the AIAA Honors and Award program, please contact Carol Stewart at carols@aiaa.org or 703.264.7623. For more information on the 49th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, please visit www.aiaa.org/events/jpc, or contact Duane Hyland at 703.264.7558 or duaneh@aiaa.org. Registration is free for credentialed members of the press. 

     

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    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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