Excellence in Aerospace Awards Luncheon (Proof of Purchase Required) 18 June 2019 1230 - 1400
Important InfoA ticket to the luncheon is required and included in the registration fee where indicated, Additional tickets for guests may be purchased upon registration or on site, as space is available.
Each year, the dedicated members of our technical committees come together to identify and elevate the best and brightest practitioners in their field. Join us as we celebrate the excellence of the Aspiring, Innovatingand Inspiring members of our aerospace community.
Student Paper Competition Winners
- Flow Control
- Weaver Thermophysics – To Be Announced
- Atmospheric Flight Mechanics
- Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
- Modeling and Simulation – To Be Announced
Technical Excellence Awards
Robert Gregg, III
Chief Aerodynamicist, The Boeing Company
In recognition of innovations in Aircraft Design through inspirational leadership and technical contributions in the field of Aerodynamic design and advanced concepts.
Aerodynamic Measurement Technology Award
Professor, Lund University
For wide ranging and pioneering work in developing and applying laser diagnostic techniques, including linear and non-linear approaches, for study of fundamental and practical combustion.
Aircraft Design Award
Boeing Technical Fellow, Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company
San Jose, California
For a lifetime of novel and innovative aircraft designs including multiple prototypes and the Odysseus and eVTOL personal air vehicle.
Chanute Flight Test Award
Technical Director, 96th Test Group, Air Force Test Center
Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico
For outstanding contributions to the art, science and technology of test flight engineering and the capabilities delivered in support of the nation’s defense
Fluid Dynamics Award
Professor, University of Arizona
For pioneering innovation and leadership for using computational fluid dynamics as a tool for the scientific analysis of hydrodynamic instability mechanisms, transition to turbulence, and active flow control.
Ground Testing Award
James Heineck, Physical Scientist and Edward Schairer, Aerospace Engineer
NASA Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, California
In recognition of outstanding contributions to the areas of optical measurement technique development and implementation, flow visualization, and high-speed photography across the NASA ground test community.
Hap Arnold Award for Excellence in Aeronautical Program Management
Chief, Turbine Engine Division, Air Force Research Laboratory
Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
For exemplary management and technical leadership of the Versatile Affordable Advance Turbine Engines (VAATE) Program to advance turbine engine technology through focused research and development.
Losey Atmospheric Sciences Award
Deputy Director for Science, Aviation Application Program (Retired)
National Center for Atmospheric Research
For her outstanding contributions in atmospheric science research dedicated to continuous improvement in aviation safety in general and in-flight icing in particular.
Plasmadynamics and Lasers Award
James A. Horkovich
Senior Principal Engineer, AEgis Technologies
Albuquerque, New Mexico
For professional commitment and leadership, education and mentoring of scientist engineers, and distinguished contributions to science and innovation of directed energy systems.
Theodor W. Knacke Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Award
Ricardo A. Machin
Chief Engineer for Capsule Parachute Systems, NASA Johnson Space Center
For excellence in the area of design, test, and certification of human rated capsule recovery parachutes enabling mankind to explore beyond the earth
Sustained Service Award
Director, Integration and Management Office, NASA Headquarters