AIAA Announces Class of 2019 Associate Fellows Written 6 September 2018

CONTACT: John Blacksten

September 6, 2018 – Reston, Va. –The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is pleased to announce its Class of 2019 Associate Fellows. AIAA will formally honor and induct the class at its AIAA Associate Fellows Recognition Ceremony and Dinner on Monday, 7 January 2019, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego in San Diego, California, during its 2019 AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (AIAA SciTech Forum), 7–11 January. 

“I am proud to welcome the Class of 2019 to the ranks of Associate Fellows—which is an esteemed roster of aerospace professionals,” said John Langford, AIAA president. “Their dedication to their fields has set them apart, and they have been recognized by their peers as inspiring colleagues and mentors. I look forward to honoring their achievements at the 2019 AIAA SciTech Forum in January.” 

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. 

“Each year, current AIAA Associate Fellows recognize the hard work, commitment, and innovative spirit of their colleagues and make them one of their own,” said Dan Dumbacher, AIAA executive director. “AIAA Associate Fellows, as a group, are committed to pushing boundaries and testing new theories, resulting in the best ideas that can help transform aerospace across industry, academia, and government.” 

The Class of 2019 AIAA Associate Fellows are:

Kareem Ahmed, University of Central Florida

B. Dannette Allen, NASA Langley Research Center

David Arenson, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Vanessa Aubuchon, NASA Langley Research Center

Christopher Bahr, NASA Langley Research Center

Michal Bangham, Bangham Engineering, Inc.

Saptarshi Basu, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Ron Bessire, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Kiran Bhaganagar, University of Texas, San Antonio

Barron Bichon, Southwest Research Institute

Paul Blelloch, ATA Engineering Inc.

Mitchell Bott, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Alice Bowman, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Eric Cardiff, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Jan-Renee Carlson, NASA Langley Research Center

Allison Cash, PeopleTec, Inc.

Michael Cawood, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Robert Champion, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Janis Chodas, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

John Christian, III, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Scott Claflin, Aerojet Rocketdyne

Rajka Corder, Raytheon

Simone D'Amico, Stanford University

Luciano Demasi, San Diego State University

Michael J. Doty, NASA Langley Research Center

Eric Ducharme, GE Aviation Engineering

Srinath Ekkad, North Carolina State University

Christopher Elliott, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Dale Enns, Honeywell International

Brian Evans, Space Propulsion Group, Inc

Edwin E. Forster, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

Jacob Freeman, Air Force Institute of Technology

Stephen Frick, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Nicolas Gauger, TU Kaiserslautern

Kristen Gerzina, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

Jared Grauer, NASA Langley Research Center

Bob Greene, Aeronaut Corporation

Andreas Gross, New Mexico State University

John Grunsfeld, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Mark Gustafson, DARPA

Heidi Hallowell, Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation

Kiruba S. Haran, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Johanne Heald, Canadian Space Agency

Chad Hebert, Sierra Nevada Corporation

Marcus J. Holzinger, University of Colorado Boulder

Qinglei Hu, Beihang University

Wensheng Huang, NASA Glenn Research Center

Xun Huang, Peking University

Sunil James, Honeywell Aerospace

Jeffrey Jepson, Raytheon Missile Systems

Christopher Johnston, NASA Langley Research Center

Brandon A. Jones, University of Texas at Austin

Hao Kang, U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Mohammad Kassemi, Case Western Reserve University

Daniel Keating, Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.

Yohannes Ketema, University of Minnesota

Kyung Kyu Kim, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Jeffery King, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc.

Douglas Lacy, The Boeing Company

Mark Langhenry, Raytheon Missile Systems

Patrick Lemieux, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Michael List, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

Michael Logan, NASA Langley Research Center

Michelle Lucas, Higher Orbits

Philippe Mairet, PhLCM Consulting

Manoranjan Majji, Texas A&M University

Karen Marais, Purdue University

William M. Marshall, NASA Glenn Research Center

Brian Mason, NASA Langley Research Center

Luca Massotti, RHEA System BV for ESA

J.D. McFarlan III, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Bryce Meyer, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Lisa Monaco, Jacobs Tidewater Operations Group

Brian Motil, NASA Glenn Research Center

Michelle Munk, NASA Langley Research Center

Vedha Nayagam, Case Western Reserve University

Agostino Neri, European Space Agency, ESRIN Establishment

James O. Norman, NASA Headquarters

Matthew Orr, The Boeing Company

Satoru Ozawa, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Peter Paceley, Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.

Rafael Palacios, Imperial College London

Jonathan Ransom, NASA Langley Research Center

Garrett Reisman, SpaceX / University of Southern California 

Kevin Rivers, NASA Langley Research Center

William Roberts, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Salma Saeed, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Vaidyanathan Sankaran, United Technologies Research Center

Matthew Santer, Imperial College London

S. Alexander Schumaker, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

Thomas Schwartzentruber, University of Minnesota

Inanc Senocak, University of Pittsburgh

Calina Seybold, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Gautam H. Shah, NASA Langley Research Center

Nat Shankar, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center

Reza Sheikhi, Dena Scientific / University of Connecticut

John Slater, NASA Glenn Research Center

Evan Smith, Royal Australian Air Force

Douglas Smith, U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Marlon Sorge, The Aerospace Corporation

Rostislav Spektor, The Aerospace Corporation

Eric Spero, U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Bret Stanford, NASA Langley Research Center

Andrey Starikovskiy, Princeton University

Adam Steinberg, Georgia Institute of Technology

Homer D. Stevens, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Pierre Sullivan, University of Toronto

Jerry Tarnacki, Aerojet Rocketdyne (retired)

Christine Taylor, The MITRE Corporation

Roger Thompson, The Aerospace Corporation

Joyce Tokar, Pyrrhus Software, LLC

Steven Tourville, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Albina Tropina, Texas A&M University

Travis Turner, NASA Langley Research Center

Roelof Vos, Delft University of Technology

Ryan Weisman, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

William A. Welsh, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company

David B. Williams, Ohio State University

Ernest Wu, Engineering, Research, and Consulting, Inc. (ERC)

K. Chauncey Wu, NASA Langley Research Center

Tian-Bing Xu, Old Dominion University

Jeanne Yu, The Boeing Company

Xinqian Zheng, Tsinghua University

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