The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has selected its Class of 2018 AIAA Fellows and Honorary Fellows. The induction ceremony for the new Fellows and Honorary Fellows will take place at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala on May 2 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.
"AIAA Fellows and Honorary Fellows have dedicated themselves and their careers to the advancement of aeronautics and astronautics," said AIAA President Jim Maser. "Their hard work, innovative spirit and leadership have made possible scores of noteworthy aerospace achievements--large and small--during the past decades. AIAA congratulates the members of the 2018 Class of Fellows and Honorary Fellows on their selection."
Honorary Fellow is the highest distinction conferred by AIAA and recognizes preeminent individuals who have had long and highly contributory careers in aerospace and who embody the highest possible standards in aeronautics and astronautics. The 2018 Honorary Fellows are:
- H. Norman Abramson, Southwest Research Institute (retired)
Charles Elachi, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Antony Jameson, Stanford University
AIAA confers the distinction of Fellow upon individuals in recognition of their notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences or technology of aeronautics and astronautics. The 2018 Fellows are:
- Nancy F. Andersen, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Supriya Banerjee, FAMES
Olivier A. Bauchau, University of Maryland
Marty K. Bradley, The Boeing Company
Edward L. Burnett, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Carissa B. Christensen, Bryce Space and Technology, LLC
Jonathan E. Cooper, University of Bristol
James E. Graf, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Michael A. Hamel, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Vlad J. Hruby, Busek Co. Inc.
Parimal H. Kopardekar, NASA Ames Research Center
Eugene Lavretsky, The Boeing Company
Sankaran Mahadevan, Vanderbilt University
Mark D. Maughmer, Pennsylvania State University
Robert E. Meyerson, Blue Origin LLC
Dava Newman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Robert W. Pitz, Vanderbilt University
Stephen A. Rizzi, NASA Langley Research Center
Hannes G. Ross, IBR Aeronautical Consulting; EADS Military Aircraft (ret.)
Robie I. Samanta Roy, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Steven P. Schneider, Purdue University
Steven D. Young, NASA Langley Research Center
In 1933, Orville Wright became AIAA's first Honorary Fellow. Today, AIAA Honorary Fellows and AIAA Fellows are the most respected names in the aerospace industry. For more information on AIAA's Honors Program, or the AIAA Honorary Fellows or Fellows Program, please contact Patricia A. Carr at 703.264.7523 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world's largest aerospace technical society. With nearly 30,000 individual members from 85 countries, and 95 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit http://www.