AIAA to Recognize Technical Excellence in Aerospace at the 2020 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum Written 7 July 2020
July 7, 2020 – Reston, Va. –The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is pleased to announce the winners of technical excellence awards to be presented during the 2020 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum, which will be held online 24–26 August 2020.
“Technical advances are the foundation for the next aerospace innovation,” said Dan Dumbacher, AIAA executive director. “We applaud these winners and are grateful for their creativity and dedication.”
The following aerospace professionals will be recognized for their outstanding contributions in their field having been chosen by their peers from related AIAA technical committees.
Charles W. Bennett, Lockheed Martin Corporation, is being presented with the 2020 AIAA Aerospace Power Systems Award for sustained excellence in the design and deployment of energy storage systems for unique space environments and applications.
Meredith B. Colket III, United Technologies Research Center (retired), is being presented with the 2020 AIAA Propellants & Combustion Award for pioneering contributions in the development of endothermic fuels leading to demonstration of the X-51 and coordinating technology programs supporting certification of alternative jet fuels.
Alec D. Gallimore, University of Michigan, is being presented with the 2020 AIAA Wyld Propulsion Award for groundbreaking achievements and leadership in technology and workforce development that has contributed significantly to increased utilization of spacecraft electric propulsion systems.
Heinz Pitsch, RWTH Aachen University, is being presented with the 2020 AIAA Air Breathing Propulsion Award for seminal contributions to the fundamental understanding, theory, and computational modeling of turbulent combustion.
Alan Williams, University of Leeds, is being presented with the 2020 AIAA Energy Systems Award for pioneering contributions to energy systems for enhanced efficiency and reduced pollution using experiments and modeling, and for education and services to industry and government.
In addition to these technical awards, AIAA will be recognizing winners of the Best Professional Papers, Best Student Papers, and Student Paper Competitions at the 2020 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum.
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