Durand Lecture for Public Service Open for Nominations 1 February 2023 – 1 July 2023
The Durand Lecture, named in honor of William F. Durand, was approved by the Board of Directors in 1983. It is presented for notable achievements by a scientific or technical leader whose contributions have led directly to the understanding and application of the science and technology of aeronautics and astronautics for the betterment of humankind. This lectureship is delivered as the keynote address for the AIAA Public Policy Luncheon during the AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech).
Nomination Deadline: 1 July
Dr Wesley L HarrisMITAwardedAward: 2023 AIAA Durand Lecture for Public ServiceAIAA Citation: Lecture: “A Half Century of Research in Fluid Dynamics”
William H GerstenmaierSpace Exploration Technologies CorporationAwardedAward: 2022 AIAA Durand Lecture for Public ServiceAIAA Citation: Lecture: Human Spaceflight - ‘The Ultimate Team Sport'
David W ThompsonAwardedAward: 2021 Durand Lecture for Public ServiceAIAA Citation: Lecture Title: “The History and Prospects of Commercial Space Activity.”
Dr Robert D BraunAwardedAward: 2020 Durand Lectureship For Public ServiceAIAA Citation: Lecture: Space technology: An investment in our future
Mr Douglas L LoverroAwardedAward: TBDAIAA Citation: TDB
Dr C. D. Mote JrNational Academy of EngineeringAwardedAward: “The Grand Challenges for Engineering and the Scholars Program”AIAA Citation: “The Grand Challenges for Engineering and the Scholars Program”
Dr France A CordovaNational Science FoundationAwarded
Dr Ronald M SegaColorado State University (COMP)AwardedAIAA Citation: “Thoughts on Complex Systems Solutions in the 21st Century"
HON Michael WynneAwardedAIAA Citation: “Making an Impact in Public Service”
Dr Scott PaceSpace Policy InstituteAwardedAIAA Citation: “American Space Strategy: Choose to Steer, Not Drift”
GEN John R DaileyAwardedAIAA Citation: A Useable Past: Rediscovering Forgotten Approaches to Meet 21st Century Challenges
Mr Robert T BigelowBigelow Aerospace LLCAwarded
Mr. Norman R AugustineAwarded
Dr Sheila E WidnallMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyAwardedAIAA Citation: “Engineering and Public Policy”
Dr A Richard SeebassUniversity of ColoradoAwarded
Dr Eugene E CovertMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyAwardedAIAA Citation: "Research and Engineering at the Turn of the Century-Meeting the Challenge" AIAA 1992-2830
Mr. Konrad K DannenbergAwarded
Dr Donald P HearthUniversity of Colorado BoulderAwarded
Mr. Robert C Seamans Jr.AwardedAIAA Citation: "Mobilization of Energy and Space Technology" AIAA 1986-830
Dr Simon RamoAwarded