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Monday 9 January 2017
2017 Durand Lecture For Public Service
The Durand Lecture, named in honor of William F. Durand, presented for notable achievements by a scientific or technical leader whose contributions have led directly to the understanding and application of the science and technology of aeronautics and astronautics for the betterment of mankind. Lunch will be provided to the first 200 guests on a first-come, first-served basis. The lecture will be presented after lunch and is open to all attendees at that time.
France A. Córdova, Director, National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia
NSF’s 10 Big Ideas: Understanding Science, Discovering Breakthroughs, and Influencing Public Policy
2017 Associate Fellow Reception
2017 Associate Fellow Recognition Ceremony and Dinner (ticket required)
Each year, the Institute recognizes exemplary professionals for their accomplishments in engineering or scientific work, outstanding merit and contributions to the art, science, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics. The Class of 2017 Associate Fellows will be officially recognized during the Associate Fellows Recognition Ceremony and Dinner, Monday evening, 9 January 2017, at the Gaylord Texan.
For a complete listing of the
Class of 2017 AIAA Associate Fellows, please visit
Please support your colleagues, and join us for the induction of the 2017 Associate Fellows. Tickets to this celebrated event are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be purchased for $100 via the
AIAA SciTech registration,
2017 Associate Fellow Dinner event registration, or onsite (based on availability).
Business attire/semi-formal attire is requested. For more information, please contact Patricia A. Carr
, Program Manager, Member Recognition Program, at email@example.com
Tuesday 10 January 2017
Recognition Luncheon Celebrating Achievements in Aerospace Sciences and Information Systems
Join colleagues and friends to celebrate innovations and achievements! A ticket for the luncheon is required and included in the registration fee where indicated. Additional tickets for guests may be purchased upon registration as space is available. The following awards will be presented:
Aerospace Software Engineering Award
Lyle N. Long, Distinguished Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Computational Sciences and Mathematics, The Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pennsylvania
For inspiration, innovation, and enormous dedication to modernizing aerospace engineering education and research over several decades.
de Florez Award for Flight Simulation
Joseph F. Horn, Professor of Aerospace Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
For pioneering contributions to rotorcraft flight simulation and education, including piloted ship-board landing and real-time simulation of coupled flight dynamics, ship-air wake modeling, and acoustics.
J. Leland Atwood Award
Lawrence Sperry Award
Karen T. Berger
John L. Crassidis, CUBRC Professor in Space Situational Awareness, Director, Center for Multisource Information Fusion, University at Buffalo, Amherst, New York
For your commitment to excellence in aerospace engineering education.
, R & D Engineer, NASA Langley Research Center, Aerothermodynamics Branch, Hampton, Virginia
For outstanding contributions to hypersonic boundary layer transition through supporting Space Shuttle in-orbit damage assessment and leading the Shuttle Boundary Layer Transition Flight Experiment Project.
Mechanics and Control of Flight Award
Robert E. Skelton, TEES Distinguished Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
For lasting contributions at the interfaces of mechanics and control of flight and leading the world in analysis, design, modeling and control of tensegrity structures.
Abe M. Zarem Award for Distinguished Achievement-Astronautics
Christopher T. Lyne, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Design and Test of a 10N Hydrogen-Peroxide Monopropellant Thruster
Abe M. Zarem Educator Award
Amrutur V. Anilkumar, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Certificate of Merit for Best Papers
Flow Control Conference Best Paper
AIAA 2016-4081, “Aerodynamic Flow Control of Wake Dynamics Coupled to a Moving Bluff Body,” Thomas J. Lambert, Bojan Vukasinovic, and Ari Glezer, Georgia Institute of Technology.
Guidance, Navigation and Control Best Paper
AIAA 2016-2099, “Stability Augmentation and Active Flutter Suppression of a Flexible Flying-Wing Drone,” David K. Schmidt, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs.
Intelligent Systems Best Paper
AIAA 2016-2133, “Review of Proactive Safety Metrics for Rotorcraft Operations and Improvements Using Model-Based Parameter Synthesis and Data Fusion,” Alexia Payan, Alek Gavrilovski, Hernando Jimenez, and Dimitri Mavris, Georgia.
Modeling and Simulation Technologies Best Paper
AIAA 2016-1180, “Development of Spatial Disorientation Demonstration Scenarios for Commercial Pilot Training,” David H Klyde, Amanda Lampton, and Philip Schultze, Systems Technologies, Inc.
Announcement of Student Paper Winners:
Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Student Paper Competition
Guidance Navigation and Control Student Paper Competition
Intelligent Systems Student Paper Competition
Dryden Lecture in Research
The Dryden Lecture in Research, named in honor of Dr. Hugh L. Dryden who was one of America's most prominent aeronautical engineers, showcases research scientists and engineers. The Lecture emphasizes the great importance of basic and applied research to the advancement in aeronautics and astronautics.
Israel J Wygnanski, Professor, Aerospace Engineering, University of Arizona
Maturation of active flow control concepts for improved aircraft performance.
Thursday, 12 January 2017
Recognition Luncheon Celebrating Achievements in Aerospace Design/Structures and Aerospace Literature
Join colleagues and friends to celebrate innovations and achievements! A ticket for the luncheon is required and included in the registration fee where indicated. Additional tickets for guests may be purchased upon registration as space is available.
This luncheon features keynote speaker:
Walt Downing, Executive Vice President, Southwest Research Institute
Applied R&D: Bridging the Disruptive Technology Valley of Death
The following awards will be presented:
AIAA-ASC James H. Starnes Jr. Award
Anthony M Waas, Boeing-Egtvedt Endowed Chair, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
For impactful contributions to experimental, analytical and computational aspects of composite structural mechanics, commitment to mentoring the next generation, and service to the field.
Ashley Award For Aeroelasticity
Charbel Farhat, Vivian Church Hoff Professor of Aircraft Structures, Chairman, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, Stanford, California
For recent development of powerful reduced order models that have revolutionized computational aeroelasticity and fluid-structure interaction by allowing the simulation of complete practical aircraft configurations.
Children's Literature Award
Andrea Beaty, Children's Author
For the book: “Rosie Revere Engineer”
History Manuscript Award
Layne Karafantis, Museum Curator, Modern Military Aircraft, Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, Washington, D.C.
For the manuscript: "Under Control: Constructing the Nerve Centers of the Cold War"
Pendray Aerospace Literature Award
Ashwani K Gupta, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
For exemplary contributions to the aerospace literature especially on swirl flows and high temperature combustion technology and for his services as book series editor and associate editor of journals.
Certificate of Merit for Best Papers
ASME/Boeing Best Paper Award
AIAA 2016-0936, “A Coupled Electromechanical Peridynamics Framework For Modeling Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymer Composites,” Naveen Prakash and Gary Seidel, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Collier Research Hypersizer/AIAA Structures Best Paper
Announcement of Aerospace Design/Structures Student Winners
AIAA 2016-0733, “Effect of Notch on the Failure Response of Oxide/Oxide Ceramic Composites,” Dianyun Zhang, University of Connecticut; Pascal Meyer, University of Michigan, and Anthony Waas, University of Washington.
Jefferson Goblet Student Paper Award
ASC Student Paper Award
Harry H. and Lois G. Student Paper Award in Composites
Lockheed Martin Student Paper Award in Structures
Southwest Research Institute Student Paper Award in Non-Deterministic Approaches