AIAA Announces its Class of 2024 Associate Fellows Written 3 October 2023


UPDATED – October 3, 2023 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is pleased to announce its newly elected Class of 2024 Associate Fellows. AIAA will formally honor and induct the class at the AIAA Associate Fellows Induction Ceremony and Reception, Wednesday, 10 January 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, Florida, during the 2024 AIAA SciTech Forum, 8–12 January.

“Congratulations to each member of the Class of 2024 Associate Fellows,” said AIAA President Laura McGill. “This distinguished group of professionals has made significant and lasting contributions to the aerospace profession. They exemplify expertise and dedication to excellence in advancing their specific technical disciplines. They are truly shaping the future of aerospace and we are proud of their achievements.”

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 12 years of professional experience, and be recommended by three AIAA   Associate Fellows.

“The AIAA Associate Fellows personify the innovation that drives our industry forward,” said Dan Dumbacher, AIAA executive director. “The members of the Class of 2024 Associate Fellows embody the ingenuity and commitment that are crucial for developing solutions to the complex questions raised across the aerospace community. On behalf of the Institute, we recognize the families, friends, and colleagues who support the Associate Fellows as they contribute in such a meaningful way to the aerospace community.”

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

Class of 2024 AIAA Associate Fellows

Antonio Abad, Hispasat
Jaemyung Ahn, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Vineet Ahuja, Whisper Aero
James Akers, NASA Glenn Research Center
Douglas Allaire, Texas A&M University
Phillip Ansell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jonathan W. Arenberg, Northrop Grumman Space Systems
Friedrich Bake, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM – Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing)     
Bryan Barmore, NASA Langley Research Center
Mark Bateup, DSTO Brisbane
Moble Benedict, Texas A&M University
Ernesto Benini, University of Padova
Andreas Bernhard, Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Sikorsky
David Douglas Boyd Jr., NASA Langley Research Center
Johnathon Caldwell, Lockheed Martin Space
Scot Campbell, Airbus
John Carsten, Axient 
Andrew Cary, Boeing Engineering Operations & Technology
Giuseppe Cataldo, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Nacer Chahat, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Matthew Chamberlain, NASA Langley Research Center
Kurt Chankaya, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
Amanda Chou, NASA Langley Research Center
Souma Chowdhury, University at Buffalo
Todd Citron, The Boeing Company
Thomas Clancy, Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company
Stephen F. Clark, Boeing Engineering Test & Technology
Jon Paul Clauss, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
Matthew Cribb, Anduril Industries
James Cutler, University of Michigan
Alberto Da Silva Mello, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Steven Dam, SPEC Innovations
Ashoke De, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Joshua David Deaton, Air Force Research Laboratory
Joyce A. Dever, NASA Glenn Research Center
Saikat Dey, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Evan Dill, NASA Langley Research Center
Andrew Driesman, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Soumyo Dutta, NASA Langley Research Center
Atri Dutta, Wichita State University
Alaa Elmiligui, NASA Langley Research Center
Debra Emmons, The Aerospace Corporation
Gabriele Enea, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Cody Fleming, Iowa State University
Ryan Fontaine, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Thomas Fortin, Aerojet Rocketdyne
Brian Freno, Sandia National Laboratories
Xinfeng Gao, University of Virginia
Denis Gély, ONERA
Kevin W. Gilbert, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Peter Grant, University of Toronto
Justin Gray, NASA Glenn Research Center
Lt. Col. James L. Gresham, U.S. Air Force
Jason N. Gross, West Virginia University
Sami Habchi, CFD Research Corporation
Kentaro Hara, Stanford University
William Hart, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Robert Haynes, DEVCOM Aviation & Missile Center
Richard Heisler, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Stephen M. Helland, NASA Headquarters
Kenneth E. Hibbard, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Ian Higgins, U.S. Navy
Stefanie Hirt, NASA Glenn Research Center
Jimmy C. Ho, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center
Kerianne Hobbs, Air Force Research Laboratory
Jacob Hochhalter, University of Utah
Jerrod W. Hofferth, Air Force Research Laboratory
Paul Hsu, Spectral Energies, LLC
Barbara Imhof, LIQUIFER Systems Group
Mark Karpenko, Naval Postgraduate School
Jeffrey L. Kauffman, University of Central Florida
Cetin Kiris, Volcano Platforms Inc.
Ryan Kobrick, Blue Origin, LLC
John Koelling, NASA Langley Research Center
Bernd Korn, DLR – German Aerospace Center
Ryan Leo, Leidos
Peter Liever, CFD Research Corporation
Justin Locke, Raytheon Technologies
Stefan Loehle, University of Stuttgart, Institute of Space Systems (IRS)
Ronald A. Madler, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Jeff Marchetta, University of Memphis
Benjamin Marchionna,
Eric Hill Matlis, University of Notre Dame
Bryan Mesmer, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Scott Meyer, Purdue University
Kenji Miki, NASA Glenn Research Center
Steven Miller, University of Florida
Nicholas J. Morley, Air Force Research Laboratory
Nicholas Mueschke, Southwest Research Institute
Nathan Murray, University of Mississippi
Yuri Muzychka, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Sirish Namilae, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
William P. Norby, The Boeing Company
Charles D. Norton, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Ann Over, ARNexGen, LLC
Pedro Paredes, National Institute of Aerospace
Bernard Parent, University of Arizona
Michael Patterson, NASA Langley Research Center
Jason Rabinovitch, Stevens Institute of Technology
Ryan Reynolds, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
Sergio Ricci, Politecnico di Milano (Polytechnic University of Milan)
Jacob Rome, The Aerospace Corporation
Michael Ross, Sandia National Laboratories
Alejandro Salado, University of Arizona
Ralph A. Sandfry, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Michael Sangid, Purdue University
George Satornino, Sierra Lobo, Inc.
Vincent Schultz, NASA Langley Research Center
Rajnikant Sharma, University of Cincinnati
David J. Sharp, Jacobs Space Exploration Group
Kevin Shinpaugh, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Arvin Shmilovich, Boeing Research and Technology
Jackelynne Silva-Martinez, NASA Johnson Space Center
Matthew Snyder, ARCTOS Technology Solutions 
Weihua Su, University of Alabama
Wenting Sun, Georgia Institute of Technology
Erik Theunissen, Information Systems Delft
David Thipphavong, NASA Ames Research Center
Terri Lynn Brock Tramel, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Arnold Engineering Development Center and Aerojet (retired)
Sedina Tsikata, Georgia Institute of Technology
Steve Ulrich, Carleton University
Kyriakos G. Vamvoudakis, Georgia Institute of Technology
Hemali Vyas, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Haifeng Wang, Purdue University
Kevin Weed, Ball Aerospace
John Whittenbury, Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems
Douglas Wickert, U.S. Air Force
Ali Y. Tamijani, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Shashank Yellapantula, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Chih Chieh Yen, Jacobs Technology Inc.

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