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Class of 2022

AIAA Associate Fellows Dinner and Induction Ceremony

The Class of 2022 Associate Fellows

Premier Lectures

AIAA is committed to ensuring that aerospace professionals are recognized and celebrated for their achievements, innovations, and discoveries that make the world safer, more connected, more accessible, and more prosperous. From the major missions that reimagine how our nation utilizes air and space to the inventive new applications that enhance everyday living, aerospace professionals leverage their knowledge for the benefit of society. AIAA continues to celebrate that pioneering spirit showcasing the very best in the aerospace industry.

Admission to the lectures does not require AIAA SciTech Forum registration.

The Class of 2022 Associate Fellows

2022 Durand Lecture for Public Service

Human Spaceflight—The Ultimate Team Sport

Monday, 3 January 2022, 1230–1400 hrs

William H. Gerstenmaier

SpaceX

(Luncheon is provided to the first 100 attendees.)

Lecture will occur after luncheon; admission to this lecture does not require AIAA SciTech Forum registration.

The Class of 2022 Associate Fellows

2022 AIAA Dryden Lecture in Research

Digital Tools for Design and Analysis of Composite Aerostructures

Wednesday, 5 January 2022, 1800 hrs

Anthony M. Waas

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Admission to this lecture does not require AIAA SciTech Forum registration.

SciTech Awards Ceremony and Luncheon

Thursday, 6 January 2022 (ticketed event), 1230 – 1400 hrs, Seaport A-E, Hyatt

We honor our up-and-coming students, our technical innovators, and our seasoned practitioners. We meet to elevate their work and encourage our community. Proof of purchase for the luncheon is required and included in the registration fee where indicated. Admission for guests may be purchased onsite at the registration desk, as space is available. Please join us as we recognize the following winners:

SciTech Awards

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2022 AIAA ICME Prize

Award winners will be announced at this luncheon.

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Education Award

2021 J. Leland Atwood Award

Saeed Farokhi

University of Kansas

For outstanding and consistent contributions to the aerospace profession especially in the areas of propulsion and high-speed aerodynamics, and a profound and long-lasting commitment to the education, mentorship, and professional development of both graduate and undergraduate aerospace engineering students.

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Literary Award

2022 AIAA Gardner-Lasser Aerospace History Literature Award

John M. Logsdon

Space Policy Institute, George Washington University

For his book: Ronald Reagan and the Space Frontier

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Literary Award

2022 AIAA Summerfield Book Award

Don L. Edberg

California State Polytechnic Institute, Pomona

For their book: Design of Rockets and Space Launch Vehicles

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Literary Award

2022 AIAA Summerfield Book Award

Willie Costa

VUONG Global

For their book: Design of Rockets and Space Launch Vehicles

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Service Award

2022 AIAA Diversity and Inclusion Award

Eric B. Holmes

NASA Headquarters

For sustained significant contributions to raise awareness on the value of diversity and inclusion in the aerospace workforce at large, an AIAA core value.

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Technical Excellence Award

2022 AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology Award

Noel T. Clemens

University of Texas at Austin

For the development and application of innovative laser-based imaging techniques to bring new insight into the physics of complex turbulent flows.

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Technical Excellence Award

2022 AIAA Aerospace Design Engineering Award

Michael Buonanno

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

For design innovation and engineering leadership in the development of X-59, the Quiet Supersonic Technology X-plane.

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Technical Excellence Award

2022 AIAA Aerospace Guidance, Navigation, and Control Award

Siva S. Banda

Air Force Research Laboratory, AFRL/RQ (retired)

For outstanding and sustained contributions to advancing flight control theory and its applications.

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Technical Excellence Award

2022 AIAA Air Breathing Propulsion Award

Srinath V. Ekkad

North Carolina State University

For significant technical contributions to the development of pioneering detailed heat transfer measurements inside gas turbines and continued leadership in the aerospace community to develop new industry-university partnerships.

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Technical Excellence Award

2022 AIAA de Florez Award for Flight Simulation

Sunjoo K. Advani

International Development of Technology B.V.

For his exceptional impacts on simulation science, particularly in the worldwide implementation of objective measures of the quality of flight simulation motion systems.

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Technical Excellence Award

2022 AIAA Energy Systems Award

George Crabtree

University of Illinois Chicago/Argonne National Laboratory

For his seminal contributions to defining the next-generation energy system and innovative technological and workforce development pathways to achieve it.

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Technical Excellence Award

2022 AIAA Intelligent Systems Award

Ella M. Atkins

University of Michigan

For outstanding, creative, interdisciplinary solutions in the theory and deployment of intelligent autonomous aerospace vehicles over the past two decades.

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Technical Excellence Award

2022 AIAA Mechanics and Control of Flight Award

Mark L. Psiaki

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

For the development of new nonlinear estimation algorithms and for their application to problems in satellite attitude and orbit determination and in GPS signal processing.

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Technical Excellence Award

2022 AIAA Microgravity and Space Processes Award

Carlos Fernandez-Pello

University of California, Berkeley

For decades of microgravity research in smoldering, flame spread and spacecraft fire safety and for leadership in the microgravity research community.

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Technical Excellence Award

2022 AIAA Propellants and Combustion Award

Tim C. Lieuwen

Georgia Institute of Technology

For outstanding leadership in research and development of high-performance, fuel-flexible power and propulsion combustion technologies.

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Technical Excellence Award

2022 AIAA Survivability Award

Alex G. Kurtz

Survivability Assessment Flight, Aerospace Survivability and Safety Office, 704th Test Group, USAF (Retired)

For distinguished service and contributions to the aircraft/aerospace survivability/vulnerability community and discipline.

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Technical Excellence Award

2022 AIAA Wyld Propulsion Award

Daniel J. Dorney

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

For his leadership, sustained contributions, and outstanding dedication to the design, development, testing, and operation of propulsion systems critical to our nation’s future in space.

AIAA Student Paper Competitions

Winners will also be announced at this awards luncheon.

Aerodynamic Measurement Technology, Plasmadynamics and Lasers, Propellants and Combustion Student Paper Competition
Aerospace Power Systems Student Paper Competition
American Society for Composites Student Paper Award
Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Best Student Paper Competition
David P. Weaver Student Best Paper Award Student Paper Competition
Guidance, Navigation and Control Student Paper Competition
Harry H. and Lois G. Hilton Student Paper Award in Structures
Intelligent Systems Student Paper Competition
Jefferson Goblet Student Paper Award
Lockheed Martin Student Paper Award in Structures
Meshing, Visualization, and Computational Environments Student Paper Competition
Sensor Systems and Information Fusion Student Paper Competition
Small Satellites Student Paper Competition
SwRI Student Paper Award in Non-Deterministic Approaches
Thermophysics Student Paper Competition

AIAA Student Paper Competitions

Winners will also be announced at this awards luncheon.