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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Thermophysics Award

The Thermophysics Award was established in 1975, and is presented for an outstanding singular or sustained technical or scientific contribution by an individual in thermophysics, specifically as related to the study and application of the properties and mechanisms involved in thermal energy transfer and the study of environmental effects on such properties and mechanisms. This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Aviation and Astroonautics Forum (AVIATION). Nomination Deadline: 1 October
  • Full Name: Dr Frederick G Blottner
  • Category: Technical Excellence
  • AIAA Citation: For a distinguished career and outstanding contributions towards development of accurate numerical techniques for high-speed, chemically reacting boundary layer and Navier-Stokes flows which form the basis for modern compressible fluid dynamics and heat transfer prediction techniques for supersonic and hypersonic flows; and through the mentoring of young engineers