Microgravity and Space Processes Award Open for Nominations 1 February 2021 – 1 July 2021
The Microgravity and Space Processes Award is presented for significant contributions in microgravity science, space processing, or in furthering the use of microgravity for space processing. In 2020, this award was renamed from Space Processing Award to Microgravity and Space Processes Award. This award is presented biennially (in even-numbered years) generally at the AIAA SciTech Forum. Nomination Deadline: 1 July
Prof Issam A MudawarPurdue UniversityAwardedAward: 2019 Space Processing AwardAIAA Citation: Recognizing decades of research and advances in fluid-based heat transfer in aerospace applications, including the Flow Boiling and Condenation Experiment in ISS.
Mr. Mark M WeislogelPortland State UniversityAwardedAward: For decades of leadership in Space Shuttle and ISS zero-g fluids scientific experimentation and global public outreach via design and publicity of creative fluids activities onboard ISSAIAA Citation: For decades of leadership in Space Shuttle and ISS zero-g fluids scientific experimentation and global public outreach via design and publicity of creative fluids activities onboard ISS
Dr James TienCase Western Reserve UniversityAwardedAward: -AIAA Citation: For outstanding research into the fundamentals of flame spread and flammability, for contributions to spacecraft fire safety, and for leadership and support of the physical sciences in microgravity.
Donald PettitNASA-Johnson Space CenterAwardedAIAA Citation: For contributions to space experiments and educational programs based on his space flight experience on the Space Shuttle and International Space Station.
Prof Paul ConcusUniversity of California BerkeleyAwardedAIAA Citation: For outstanding fundamental contributions to the understanding of
Gerard FaethUniversity of MichiganAwardedAIAA Citation: For his outstanding scientific contributions to microgravity combustion science research and unsurpassed advocacy of microgravity combustion science and the entire NASA biological and physical research program in the United States.
Mr. William J Masica5945 Bay Berry CircleAwardedAIAA Citation: For his pioneering efforts in microgravity research and outstanding technical and programmatic leadership of the NASA Lewis/Glenn Research Center Microgravity Science Program during the Spacelab missions and pre-Space Station Era.
Mr. Robert C RhomeGeorge Mason UniversityAwardedAIAA Citation: For outstanding leadership and excellence in managing the NASA Microgravity Science Program during the Spacelab missions and pre-Space Station era
Prof Martin E GlicksmanRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteAwardedAIAA Citation: For premier contributions to the fields of low gravity fluid physics, materials science and microgravity processing and for outstanding leadership in guiding the Nation’s Microgravity Science Program
Dr Lawrence DeLucasThe University of Alabama at BirminghamAwardedAIAA Citation: In recognition of his leadership and accomplishments through numerous space experiments in protein crystal growth and his outstanding success in research and industrial applications
Dr Simon OstrachCase Western Reserve UniversityAwardedAIAA Citation: For pioneering research on microgravity fluid mechanics and unfailing advocacy of scientific rigor in conducting space processing experiments.
August "Gus" WittMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyAwarded