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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics



    Timothy C. Lieuwen Selected As Editor-In-Chief of AIAA's
    Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics Book Series

    January 22, 2013 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has selected Timothy C. Lieuwen, Ph.D., to replace Prof. Frank Lu as the editor-in-chief of its Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics book series. Lieuwen had served as interim editor-in-chief of the series, following Lu’s retirement from the position in December, 2011. Lieuwen is an AIAA Associate Fellow and the executive director of the Strategic Energy Institute at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga., where he is also a professor in the School of Aerospace Engineering.

    “We are extremely fortunate to have such a dynamic, rising knowledge leader like Tim take the editor position,” stated Vigor Yang, AIAA vice president of publications. “He has the energy, passion, and expertise to develop and pursue new visions for our readers. Tim will work tirelessly to bring the very best information to the Progress Series with his usual attention to publication quality and efficiency.”

    Prof. Lieuwen has authored or edited four books on various combustions topics, including a Progress Series volume on gas turbine combustion, as well as three other books, one on gas turbine emissions, one on synthesis gas combustion, and most recently the textbook “Unsteady Combustor Physics.” In addition, he has authored seven book chapters, 75 journal articles, and over 150 papers. Lieuwen has received three patents for his work and has two additional patents pending, and has been a member of AIAA’s Propellants and Combustion and Air Breathing Propulsion technical committees, holding various leadership positions. He is currently an associate editor of Combustion Science and Technology and the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, and has served as associate editor of AIAA’s Journal of Propulsion and Power.

    Lieuwen is an incoming board member of the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Gas Turbine Institute, is a past chair of ASME’s Combustion, Fuels, and Emissions Technical Committee, and is an ASME Fellow. He is a past recipient of the AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award and the ASME Westinghouse Silver Medal. His other honors include an ASME best paper award, a Sigma XI Young Faculty Award, and the National Science Foundation’s Career Award.

    AIAA’s Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics series is AIAA’s oldest book series, first published in 1960 by the American Rocket Society as “Progress in Astronautics and Rocketry.” The series is devoted to books that present a particular, well-defined subject reflecting advances in the fields of aerospace science, engineering, and/or technology. In some cases these are edited collections of papers with multiple chapter contributors. For a list of current titles in the series, please visit


    AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. With more than 35,000 individual members worldwide, and nearly 100 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit



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