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    Seven AIAA Members Elected to the National Academy of Engineering


    February 16, 2017 – Reston, Va. – The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected seven members of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) to its membership, recognizing their outstanding contributions to the international aerospace community.

    “AIAA congratulates our seven members recently elected to the NAE,” said Sandy Magnus, AIAA executive director. “Each of these individuals has dedicated themselves to advancing the aerospace arts and sciences, and each has, in their own way, shaped the future of aerospace. Election to the NAE is a fitting recognition for their accomplishments, and puts them at the very pinnacle of their profession. We thank them for their efforts, and we look forward to their future work and exciting innovations.”

    The new members of the NAE are:

    • Dianne Chong, AIAA Associate Fellow, and vice president, retired, assembly, factory, and support technologies, Boeing Engineering, Operations, and Technology, The Boeing Company, Bellevue Washington, for “advances in process and production technologies for composites in large commercial aerospace vehicles.”

    • Eric H. Ducharme, general manager, advanced technology, GE Aviation, Cincinnati, Ohio, for “advancing the state of the art in composite fan technology and developing industry-leading aircraft engine technologies.”

    • Michimasa Fujino, AIAA Fellow, and president and chief executive officer, Honda Aircraft Company, Greensboro, North Carolina, for “the creation of the HondaJet and formation of the Honda Aircraft Company.”

    • Daniel Hastings, AIAA Fellow, and Cecil and Ida Green Education Professor, chief executive officer, and director, Singapore – MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, for “contributions in spacecraft and space system-environment interactions, space system architecture, and leadership in aerospace research and education.”

    • Daniel J. Scheeres, AIAA Fellow, and distinguished professor and A. Richard Seebass Endowed Chair Professor in Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, for “pioneering work on the motion of bodies in strongly perturbed environments such as near asteroids and comets.”

    • Philippe R. Spalart, AIAA Senior Member, and senior technical fellow, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Seattle, Washington, for “development and application of a broad array of computational techniques for the prediction of aerodynamic turbulence and noise.”

    • David M. Van Wie, AIAA Fellow, and mission area executive, precision strike mission area, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland, for “contributions to hypersonic technology enabling new classes of flight vehicles.”


    About AIAA
    About AIAA
    AAIAA is the world’s largest aerospace professional society, serving a diverse range of more than 30,000 individual members from 88 countries, and nearly 100 corporate members. AIAA members help make the world safer, more connected, more accessible, and more prosperous. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter @AIAA.



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