June 7, 2010 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will present six prestigious awards at an awards luncheon at noon on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, in conjunction with the 40th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, the 10th AIAA/ASME Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference, the 27th AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference, the 28th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, the 41st AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference, and the 5th AIAA Flow Control Conference, taking place June 28–July 1, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill.
Dr. Walter Lempert, professor of mechanical engineering and chemistry at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, will receive the 2010 AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology Award. The award is presented for continued contributions and achievements toward the advancement of aerodynamic flow field and surface measurement techniques for research in flight and ground test applications. Dr. Lempert will be recognized for his innovative and significant contributions to the development of aerodynamic measurement techniques and technology, and for its novel application to aerodynamic and plasmadynamic flows.
Dr. Bram van Leer, Arthur B. Modine Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, will receive the 2010 AIAA Fluid Dynamics Award, presented for outstanding contributions to the understanding of the behavior of liquids and gases in motion as related to needs in aeronautics and astronautics. Dr. van Leer will be recognized for his groundbreaking work in computational fluid dynamics, especially in the development of shock capturing methods, and outstanding contributions in aerospace education.
Frederick L. Shope, an engineer at the Aerospace Testing Alliance at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., will receive the 2010 AIAA Ground Testing Award. The award is presented for outstanding achievement in the development or effective utilization of technology, procedures, facilities, or modeling techniques for flight simulation, space simulation, propulsion testing, aerodynamic testing, or other ground testing associated with aeronautics and astronautics. Shope will be recognized for his outstanding contributions in leadership, sustained technical excellence, and innovative development and application of analysis techniques and computational simulations for ground-test facilities.
Sterge T. Demetriades, president (retired) of STD Research Corp., Sierra Madre, Calif., will receive the 2010 AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Award. The award is presented for outstanding contributions to the understanding of the physical properties and dynamical behavior of matter in the plasma state and lasers as related to needs in aeronautics and astronautics. Demetriades will be recognized for his distinguished career in plasma physics, plasmadynamics, and magnetohydrodynamic technology, and for providing major contributions to enhance the understanding of plasma processes and MHD systems for terrestrial and aerospace applications.
Dr. Thomas C. Corke, Clark Chair Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., will receive the 2010 AIAA Aerodynamics Award. The award is presented for meritorious achievement in the field of applied aerodynamics, recognizing notable contributions in the development, application, and evaluation of aerodynamic concepts and methods. Dr. Corke will be recognized for his strong commitment to academic and research achievement, his consistent record of superior technical accomplishment, and his numerous experimental and computational contributions to aerodynamics.
Dr. Datta V. Gaitonde, technical area leader, High-Speed Flows, Air Vehicles Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio will receive the 2010 AIAA Thermophysics Award. The award is presented for an outstanding singular or sustained technical or scientific contribution by an individual in thermophysics, specifically as related to the study and application of the properties and mechanisms involved in thermal energy transfer and the study of environmental effects on such properties and mechanisms. Dr. Gaitonde will be recognized for his technical expertise and innovation, leadership within the international thermophysics community, and for his commitment to the development of researchers across government, industry and academia.
Additionally, three AIAA Sustained Services Awards will be presented during the luncheon to: Dr. Mark D. Maughmer, professor of aerospace engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.; Dr. Tom I-P. Shih, professor and head, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.; and Dr. Carl P. Tilmann, senior technical advisor, aerodynamic configuration branch, aeronautical sciences division, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Each will receive a certificate of citation and lapel pin recognizing their sustained significant service and contributions to AIAA.
For more information about the AIAA Honors and Award program, please contact Carol Stewart at email@example.com or 703.264-7623.
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