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Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Award

Established in 1993, the Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Award is presented to an individual for outstanding contributions to the development and/or application of techniques of multidisciplinary design optimization in the context of aerospace engineering. This award is presented biennially (in even-numbered years) at the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AVIATION). Nomination Deadline: 1 October
  • Full Name: Dr Robert A Canfield
  • Category: Technical Excellence
  • AIAA Citation: For pioneering research on design optimization methods leading to structural optimization software, application of MDO to advanced aircraft concepts such as sensorcraft and for leadership in the MDO community.