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    CONTACT: DUANE HYLAND
    703.264.7558
    duaneh@aiaa.org

     

    AIAA to Present Awards at International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
    Awards Recognize Achievements in Aerospace Power Systems and Energy Systems

    June 13, 2013 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will present technical achievement awards at a noon awards luncheon on July 16 as part of the 11th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (IECEC), July 15–17, at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, Calif.

    • Geoffrey A. Landis R&D engineer, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, will receive the 2013 AIAA Aerospace Power Award. The award is presented for a significant contribution in the broad field of aerospace power systems, specifically as related to the application of engineering sciences and systems engineering to the production, storage, distribution, and processing of aerospace power. Landis is being recognized for 35 years of developing advanced photovoltaic power systems for extreme space environments; providing leadership, fostering innovation, interfacing with the public; and contributing to an improved scientific understanding of operating solar power devices from the solar corona to the Martian surface and beyond.


    • Ryoichi S. Amano, professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will receive the 2013 AIAA Energy Systems Award. The award is presented for significant contribution in the broad field of energy systems, specifically as related to the application of engineering sciences and systems engineering to the production, storage, distribution, and conservation of energy. Amano is being recognized for pioneering work in the fields of computational fluid dynamics and terrestrial energy with interest in propulsion, turbulence and energy systems with successful innovations in research, education and consulting.


    For more information about these awards, or the AIAA Honors and Awards program, please contact Carol Stewart at carols@aiaa.org or 703.264.7623. For more information on the 11th IECEC, please contact Duane Hyland at duaneh@aiaa.org or 703.264.7558. Registration is complimentary for credentialed members of the media.

     

     

    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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