Aeroacoustics Award Open for Nominations 1 July 2021 1 October 2021

The Aeroacoustics Award was established in 1973 and is presented for an outstanding technical or scientific achievement resulting from an individual's contribution to the field of aircraft community noise reduction. This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition or at the AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference. Nomination Deadline: 1 October

Award Recipients

2021

  • Prof Ephraim J Gutmark
    University of Cincinnati
    Awarded
    Award: 2021 AIAA Aeroacoustics Award
    AIAA Citation: For his pioneering and outstanding contributions to the application of aeroacoustics practice to achieve quiet aircraft engines and new understanding of voice production and treatments

2020

  • Dr Robert P Dougherty
    OptiNav Inc
    Awarded
    Award: 2020 Aeroacoustics Award
    AIAA Citation: For seminal contributions to experimental aeroacoustics through development and use of phased array technology and for development and use of optimal nacelle design analytical tools

2019

  • Dr William J Devenport
    Virginia Tech
    Awarded
    Award: 2019 Aeroacoustics Award
    AIAA Citation: For seminal and pioneering contributions in aeroacoustics, particularly in developing new experimental techniques and to the understanding of turbulence and surface roughness noise.

2018

  • Prof Tim Colonius
    California Institute of Technology
    Awarded
    Award: Aeroacoustics Award 2018
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding contributions to theoretical and computational aeroacoustics for the prediction and control of noise and his absolute commitment to educating the next generation.

2017

  • Prof Dimitri Papamoschou
    University of California Irvine
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: “For seminal contributions to understanding noise generations in multi-stream supersonic jets leading to one of the most promising noise reduction methods in current development."

2016

  • Prof Sanjiva K Lele
    Stanford University
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For developing high-accuracy computational methods for direct and hybrid noise predictions and for advancing the understanding of noise generation mechanisms in high-speed jet flows.

2015

  • Prof Nigel Peake
    University of Cambridge
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For significant contributions to the understanding and prediction of turbomachinery noise generation and scattering.

2014

  • Dr Edward J Rice
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For seminal contributions to the theories of aircraft engine duct noise radiation and grazing flow liner optimization.

2011

  • Dr Martin V Lowson
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For Significant and Innovative Contributions to the Understanding of the Mechanisms of the Generation and the Prediction of Helicopter Rotor, Compressor and Wind Turbine Noise.

2010

  • Dr Dennis K McLaughlin
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For pioneering contributions in experimental aeroacoustics, particularly measurements of noise generated by large-scale structures in supersonic jets, and for leadership in aerospace engineering education.

2009

  • Dr Ramani Mani
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For continued discoveries and advancements in jet and fan aeroacoustics, especially mean flow/acoustic shielding and prediction methods for high tip speed fans.

2008

  • Walter Eversman
    Missouri University of Science and Technology
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For pioneering contributions in numerical methods in duct acoustics which have evolved into widely cited results and prediction codes and fundamental theoretical contributions in acoustic power and reciprocity in ducts.

2006

  • Dr Roy K Amiet
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For significant contribution to the understanding and prediction of rotating blade broadband noise, trailing edge noise, and other aeroacoustic phenomena.

2005

  • Dr Michael J. Fisher
    University of Southampton-Institute of Sound and Vibration
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding contributions to the fundamental understanding of jet noise and prediction of shock-associated noise, coaxial jet noise and turbofan buzz saw noise, and development of advanced measurement methods.

2004

  • Dr Stewart A Glegg
    Florida Atlantic University
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding contributions to the understanding and reduction of fan noise in turbomachinery

2003

  • Dr Thomas F Brooks
    NASA-Langley Research Center
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding contributions to the understanding, prediction, and reduction of noise from rotors, airfoils, and other aerodynamics devices.

2002

  • Prof Christopher L Morfey
    University of Southampton-Institute of Sound and Vibration
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For Deep and Penetrating Analysis of Difficult Problems of Turbomachinery and Jet Noise, and Nonlinear Acoustics

2001

  • Prof Michael S Howe
    Boston University
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding theoretical contributions to the understanding of the fundamental physical processes of noise generation in aeroacoustics

2000

  • Prof Hafiz M Atassi
    University of Notre Dame
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding and exceptional scientific achievement and leadership in theoretical and computational aeroacoustics

1999

  • Dr Philip J Morris
    Pennsylvania State University
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding and exceptional scientific achievement and leadership in theoretical and computational aeroacoustics

1998

  • Dr John M Seiner
    The University of Mississippi
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: In recognition of outstanding contributions to the fundamental understanding, prediction, and control of subsonic and supersonic jet noise

1997

  • Prof Albert R George
    Cornell University
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding contributions to the understanding of aircrat and automovitve aerodynamic noise mechanisms and their analysis, measurement, and control.

1996

  • Dr Feri Farassat
    NASA-Langley Research Center
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For pioneering devolopment of theoretical and computattional aeroacoustics in the time domain for propellers, rotors, and ducted fans.

1995

  • Dr Donald B Hanson
    DBH Consulting
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding contributions to the understanding and reduction of noise generated by turbomachinery.

1993

  • Krishan K Ahuja
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding innovative contributions to the field of experimental aeroacoustics in the areas of jet noise, flow/acoustic interaction, aircraft propulsion system acoustics, and noise control.

1992

  • Alfons Michalke
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: In recogtionion of contribution to the understanding of noise generation process in turbulent flows.

1990

  • Philip E Doak
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: In recognition of major contributions in advancing the status of aeroacoustics through research and communication, and for his role as Founder and Editor of the “Journal of Sound Vibration” and Co-Founder of an International Institute for Acoustics and Vibration Research.

1988

  • Krishnamurty Karamacheti
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For contributions to the understanding of discrete tone phenomena, the foundation and direction of the NASA (Ames) Stanford Joint Institute, thereby providing education in appreciation of the science of aeroacoustics

1987

  • Dr Christopher K Tam
    Florida State Univeristy
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding technical contributions in the areas of receptivity, large-scale turbulence structures, propeller noise, and supersonic jet noise,

1986

  • Prof David G Crighton
    The Master's Lodge
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For original contributions to the understanding of sound generation by instability waves and for his work on fundamental aerodynamics of sound generated by flow over lifting bodies and trailing edges.

1984

  • Prof Geoffrey M Lilley
    Univ of Southampton
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For major contributions to to aeroacoustics research, including sonic boom and jet noise, and particularly for his theory of the generation and radiation of sound by turbulence and the practical suppression of jet noise

1983

  • Dr Marvin E Goldstein
    NASA Glenn Research Center
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For important contributions to the theories of fan, jet and jet-surface interaction noise including his comprehensive treatise, "Aeroacoustics" that has become a standard reference in the field.

1981

  • Thomas G Sofrin
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For his pioneering theoretical and experimental investigations of fan tone noise generation and propagation. His widely acknowledged contributions provided the fundamental design criteria for developing modern turbo-fan engines with significantly reduced community noise lev

1980

  • Prof Alan Powell
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For pioneering the modern theory of vortex sound, and for outstanding theoretical and experimental contributions to the study of aerodynamic sound generation by boundary layers, subsonic, and supersonic turbulent jets and jet-edge interaction.

1979

  • Mr. Harvey H Hubbard
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding scientific contributions to understanding and reducing the generation, propagation and effects of aircraft noise

1977

  • Dr John E Fowcs Williams
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For creative research and stimulating leadership.

1976

  • Dr Herbert S Ribner
    Univ of Toronto
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For theoretical and experimental contributions to the understanding of jet noise

1975

  • Michael James Lighthill
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For fundamental contributions to the understanding of aerodynamic noise