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    Antony Jameson Wins 2015 Guggenheim Medal
    Honors His Contributions to Modern Aircraft Design

    March 25, 2016 – Reston, Va. – Dr. Antony Jameson, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Fellow, and professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University, Stanford, California, has won the 2015 AIAA/ASME/SAE/AHS Daniel Guggenheim Medal. Jameson will receive the medal at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala on June 15, 2016 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

    The medal honors Jameson’s “exceptional contributions to algorithmic innovation and the development of computational fluid dynamic codes that have made important contributions to aircraft design.”

    “Antony Jameson’s work in computational fluid dynamics has led to real breakthroughs in cost effectiveness and quality of testing aircraft structures,” said Sandy Magnus, AIAA executive director. “His work in shape optimization and flows has likewise been beneficial for our community’s understanding of flight. His novel and innovative approaches to testing have been instrumental to achieving breakthroughs that have allowed aircraft to travel farther and more efficiently than ever before. On behalf of AIAA and our members, I congratulate Jameson on his receipt of the 2015 Guggenheim Medal, and thank him for all he has done, and is doing, to shape the future of aerospace.”

    Jameson developed two series of CFD codes: “FLO,” used for flow analysis; and “SYN,” used in aerodynamic design. Both codes have played critical roles in developing some of the world’s most well-known jetliners, including Airbus’ 320 and 330, as well as the Boeing 737-500, 737-700, 747-400, and the 777. Aircraft manufacturers universally use his codes for their CFD needs. NASA also used the codes in their Supersonic Transport Program, and a derivative of the codes was used by Alinghi’s America’s Cup team to predict the performance of their winning yacht. Jameson also teamed with Robert Mills to design the wing of the Gulfstream G650 business jet, which has set new standards for speed and range for business jets.

    Jameson’s numerous other honors include the 2015 AIAA Pendray Aerospace Literature Award; the 2006 Elmer A. Sperry Award; the 1995 ASME Spirit of St. Louis Medal; the 1993 AIAA Fluid Dynamics Award; and the 1998 Royal Aeronautical Society’s Gold Medal. Jameson is a fellow of the British Royal Society, the Royal Aeronautical Society, and the Royal Academy of Engineering. He is also a foreign associate to the National Academy of Engineering.

    Established in 1929 the Daniel Guggenheim Medal honors persons who make notable achievements in the advancement of aeronautics. The Medal is jointly sponsored by AIAA, ASME, SAE, and AHS.

    For more information about the AIAA/ASME/SAE/AHS Guggenheim Medal, or the AIAA Honors and Awards program, please contact Carol Stewart at or 703.264.7538.


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