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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: Prof Valentin A Bityurin
  • Category: Technical Excellence
  • AIAA Citation: In recognition of a distinguished professional career with seminal scientific contributions to the theoretical and experimental understanding of plasma physics, magnetohydrodynamic energy conversion, and plasma-magneto-aerodynamics