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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Plasmadynamics & Lasers Award

Established as a separate award in 1991, the Plasmadynamics & Lasers 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. This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Aviation Forum (AVIATION). Nomination Deadline: 1 October
  • Full Name: Dr J William Rich
  • Category: Technical Excellence
  • AIAA Citation: For outstanding achievements in development of molecular gas lasers, studies of low temperature plasmas, nonequilibrium reactng flows, molecular energy transfer and nonequilibrium chemical reactions.