Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Award Open for Nominations 10 November 2023 – 15 January 2024
Established in 1993, the Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Award is presented to an individual for outstanding contributions to the development and/or application of techniques of multidisciplinary design optimization in the context of aerospace engineering.
This award is presented biennially (in even-numbered years) at the AIAA AVIATION Forum/ASCEND.
Accepting Online Nominations: 10 November (Odd-numbered years)
Nomination Deadline: 15 January (Even-numbered years)
Endorsement Letters Deadline: 1 February (Even-numbered years)
Dr Raymond M KolonayAFRL/RQVCAwardedAward: 2020 AIAA Multidisciplinary Design Optimization AwardAIAA Citation: "For visionary leadership in the MDO community and development of nonlinear unsteady aeroelastic optimization methods and collaborative/distributed architectures enabling large scale multidisciplinary aircraft design."
Dr Evin J CramerBoeing Engineering Operations & TechnologyAwardedAward: 2018 Multidisciplinary Design Optimization AwardAIAA Citation: 2018 Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Award
Dr Rakesh K KapaniaVirginia TechAwardedAIAA Citation: For significant contributions in the MDO of truss-braced aircraft, efficient supersonic air vehicles, and pioneering the MDO of wings with curvilinear Spars and Ribs
Dr Robert A CanfieldVirginia TechAwardedAIAA Citation: For pioneering research on design optimization methods leading to structural optimization software, application of MDO to advanced aircraft concepts such as sensorcraft and for leadership in the MDO community.
Dr Christina L BloebaumIowa State UniversityAwardedAIAA Citation: For seminal MDO research contributions in method development, interactive design and n-dimensional visualization tools and for exceptional leadership and service to the MDO profession
Dr Achille MessacHoward UniversityAwardedAIAA Citation: For pioneering research in multidisciplinary design optimization including control structure integrated design and physical programming; and for outstanding and visionary leadership in the aerospace community.
Prof Ilan M KrooStanford UniversityAwardedAIAA Citation: For founding and revolutionary technical contributions to the field of multidisciplinary optimization as well as pioneering and successful efforts in bringing MDO into practical industrial applications.
Dr Ramana V GrandhiAir Force Institute of TechnologyAwardedAIAA Citation: For outstanding leadership and enduring contributions to Multidisciplinary Design Optimization including methods adopted in commercial software for adaptive multipoint approximations, uncertainty quantification, and reliability-based design of structures.
Dr Prabhat HajelaRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteAwardedAward: -AIAA Citation: For seminal contributions to the development and adaptation of soft computing methods for multidisciplinary design, and for leadership in promoting MDO education at the national and international levels.
Dr Garret N VanderplaatsAwardedAIAA Citation: For outstanding service to the aerospace community and for distinguished contributions to the vision, theory, and practice of multidisciplinary analysis and design optimization
Dr Vipperla B VenkayyaUS Air ForceAwardedAIAA Citation: For outstanding contributions to the organization and planning of the MA&O Symposium.
Dr Raphael T HaftkaUniversity of FloridaAwardedAIAA Citation: For voluminous contributions to the Multidisciplinary Design Optimization theory and practice and for educating a cadre of MDO users
Dr Jaroslaw SobieskiAwardedAIAA Citation: For pioneering fundamental research of multidisciplinary design optimization methods and for successfully advocating their acceptance in the Aerospace community
Prof Lucien A SchmitAwardedAIAA Citation: For outstanding leadership and for pioneering the development, teaching and application of multidisciplinary optimization methods for engineering design