AIAA Names its 2016 Class of Associate Fellows Written 8 September 2015

CONTACT: John Blacksten


AIAA Announces Class of 2016 Associate Fellows
Will be Honored on 4 January 2016 in San Diego, California

September 8, 2015– Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is pleased to announce its Class of 2016 Associate Fellows. AIAA formally will honor and induct the class at its AIAA Associate Fellows Recognition Ceremony and Dinner on Monday, January 4, 2016, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California, in conjunction with the AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition 2016 ( AIAA SciTech 2016), January 4–8.

“I sincerely congratulate the Class of 2016 Associate Fellows,” said AIAA President Jim Albaugh. “Each of these individuals has shown extraordinary commitment to furthering the advancement of science and technology in the aerospace community, and I look forward to helping to celebrate their achievements this January in San Diego. AIAA thanks them for their efforts, and we are excited to see the ongoing results of their continued efforts to shape the future of aerospace.”

The grade of Associate Fellow recognizes individuals “who have accomplished or been in charge of important engineering or scientific work, or who have done original work of outstanding merit, or who have otherwise made outstanding contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics.” To be selected as an Associate Fellow an individual must be an AIAA Senior Member in good standing, with at least twelve years professional experience, and be recommended by a minimum of three current Associate Fellows.

The Class of 2016 Associate Fellows are:


  • Daniel Alazard, Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace

  • Michael Anderson, U.S. Air Force Academy

  • Leandro Barajas, Dynetics, Inc.

  • David Beale, Aerospace Testing Alliance

  • David Bearden, The Aerospace Corporation

  • Kamran Behdinan, University of Toronto

  • Jeff Bingham, United States Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Staff (retired)

  • Eric Blades, ATA Engineering, Inc.

  • Robert Breidenthal, University of Washington

  • Andrew Brown, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

  • Daniel Brown, Air Force Research Laboratory

  • Philip Burkholder, Rolls-Royce Corporation

  • Steven Bussolari, U.S. Air Force

  • Michael Butler, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory

  • Samuel Butler, The Boeing Company

  • Jason Cassibry, University of Alabama in Huntsville

  • Haixin Chen, Tsinghua University

  • Peter Chen, Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI)

  • Sergey Chernyshev, TsAGI

  • Kimberley Clayfield, CSIRO

  • Stephen Cook, The MITRE Corporation

  • Craig Cooning, The Boeing Company

  • Victoria Cox, Victoria Cox Solutions, LLC

  • Agamemnon Crassidis, Rochester Institute of Technology

  • Brian Danowsky, Systems Technology, Inc.

  • Andrew Dawdy, The Aerospace Corporation

  • Michael Deitchman, Department of the Navy (SES Retired)

  • Edward DiGirolamo, Lockheed Martin Corporation

  • Kenneth Dorsett, Lockheed Martin Corporation

  • John Doty, University of Dayton

  • David Driver, NASA Ames Research Center

  • Daniel Dumbacher, Purdue University

  • David Eccles, The Aerospace Corporation

  • "J.R" Reginald Edwards, Lockheed Martin Corporation

  • William Emrich, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

  • Daniel Erwin, University of Southern California

  • Thomas Fanciullo, Aerojet Rocketdyne

  • Hector Fenech, Eutelsat SA

  • Lawrence Fink, The Boeing Company

  • Roger Franzen, Australian National University

  • Susan Frost, NASA Ames Research Center

  • Gregory Gatlin, NASA Langley Research Center

  • Thomas Giel, ERC/Jacobs ESSSA Team, Marshall Space Flight Center

  • Anouck Girard, University of Michigan

  • James Gregory, The Ohio State University

  • Norman Wayne Hale, Special Aerospace Services, LLP

  • David Hall, DHC Engineering

  • Neil Hall, Lockheed Martin Corporation

  • Tucker Hamilton, U.S. Air Force

  • Jae-Hung Han, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

  • Thomas Hancock, SAIC

  • Shahab Hasan, LMI

  • Darin Haudrich, The Boeing Company

  • James Heidmann, NASA Glenn Research Center

  • Gregory Hiemenz, InnoVital Systems, Inc.

  • George Hindman, Keystone Aerospace

  • Keith Hollingsworth, University of Alabama in Huntsville

  • John R "Rick" Hooker, Lockheed Martin Corporation

  • Michael Houts, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

  • Patricia Hynes, New Mexico State University

  • Dana (Keoki) Jackson, Lockheed Martin Corporation

  • Zonglin Jiang, State Key Laboratory of High-Temperature Gas Dynamics, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • Michael Johnson, NASA Kennedy Space Center

  • Anya Jones, University of Maryland

  • John Karas, Lockheed Martin Corporation

  • Shawn Keshmiri, University of Kansas

  • Sergey Kravchenko, The Boeing Company

  • Miroslav Krstic, University of California, San Diego

  • Ira Kuhn, Directed Technologies Inc.

  • Philippe Lavoie, University of Toronto

  • Phillip Ligrani, University of Alabama in Huntsville

  • Chao-An Lin, National Tsing Hua University

  • Tianshu Liu, Western Michigan University

  • Andrew Lovejoy, NASA Langley Research Center

  • Byron Lowry, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Haoxiang Luo, Vanderbilt University

  • Luca Maddalena, University of Texas at Arlington

  • Balasubramanyam Madhanabharatam, Consultant

  • Brant Maines, Lockheed Martin Corporation

  • Faure Joel Malo-Molina, Raytheon

  • Arif Masud, University of Illinois

  • Jehanzeb Masud, Air University

  • Ralf Mayer, The MITRE Corporation

  • Craig McLaughlin, University of Kansas

  • Jack McNamara, The Ohio State University

  • Pamela Melroy, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

  • Richard Miller, Clemson University

  • Marc Millis, Tau Zero Foundation

  • Kristi Morgansen, University of Washington

  • John Mulholland, The Boeing Company

  • James Nabity, University of Colorado

  • Eliahu Niewood, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

  • Hiroaki Nishikawa, National Institute of Aerospace

  • Donald Nixon, Moog, Inc.

  • Scott Norwood, Lockheed Martin Corporation

  • Allison O’Connor, Moog, Inc.

  • Dennis O'Donoghue, The Boeing Company

  • Gregory Olsen, Mississippi State University

  • Irewole Orisamolu, Pratt & Whitney

  • Eric Paterson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

  • Jeremy Pinier, NASA Langley Research Center

  • Marcia Politovich, National Center for Atmospheric Research

  • Alexander Povitsky, University of Akron

  • Gregory Power, Aerospace Testing Alliance

  • Adam Przekop, NASA Langley Research Center

  • Michael Raftery, The Boeing Company

  • Venkatramanan Raman, University of Michigan

  • Wayne Rast, Texas Space Alliance

  • Aloysius Reisz, Reisz Engineers

  • Darrell Ridgely, Raytheon

  • Gary Roberge, Pratt & Whitney

  • Luke Roberson, NASA Kennedy Space Center

  • Shann Julie Rufer, NASA Langley Research Center

  • William Schneider, Lockheed Martin Corporation

  • Gregory Scott, Naval Research Laboratory

  • Jurgen Seidel, U.S. Air Force Academy

  • Alex Selvarathinam, Lockheed Martin Corporation

  • Prasenjit Sengupta, Optimal Synthesis Inc.

  • Scott Seymour, Aerojet Rocketdyne

  • Joseph Sheeley, Aerospace Testing Alliance

  • Zach Sherman, Lockheed Martin Corporation

  • Jaiwon Shin, NASA Headquarters

  • Gopalakrishnan Srinivasan, Indian Institute of Science

  • Uri Shumlak, University of Washington

  • Michael Sievers, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

  • Christopher Singer, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

  • Puneet Singla, University at Buffalo-The State University of New York

  • Carolyn Slivinski, Space Telescope Science Institute

  • Michael Smart, The University of Queensland

  • Thomas Smith, The Boeing Company

  • Jack Sokhey, Rolls-Royce Corporation

  • Jared Squire, Ad Astra Rocket Company

  • Thomas Starchville, The Aerospace Corporation

  • Scott Starin, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

  • Ephraim Suhir, ERS Company

  • Brian Thurow, Auburn University

  • Charles Tinney, University of Texas at Austin

  • Lawrence Townsend, University of Tennessee

  • Robert Tramel, Kord Technologies Inc.

  • Colin Tucker, F-35 Joint Program Office

  • Bruce Underwood, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

  • Wayne Van Lerberghe, The Aerospace Corporation

  • Ian Walker, Clemson University

  • Xiaowen Wang, Air Force Research Laboratory

  • Frank Wazzan, University of California, Los Angeles

  • Julien Weiss, École de Technologie Supérieure

  • Thomas Wendel, The Boeing Company

  • Bruce Willis, Jacobs Technology, Inc.

  • Michael Woronowicz, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc.

  • Jong-Shinn Wu, National Chiao Tung University

  • Patrick Yee, The Aerospace Corporation

  • Renato Zanetti, NASA Johnson Space Center

  • John Zipay, NASA Johnson Space Center


For more information on the AIAA Associate Fellows Program, please contact Patricia A. Carr at, or 703.264.7523.
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