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AIAA announces Class of 2019 Associate Fellows

Honor recognizes accomplished aeronautics and astronautics professionals

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

September 6, 2018 - Reston, Va. -The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is pleased to announce its Class of 2019 Associate Fellows. AIAA will formally honor and induct the class at its AIAA Associate Fellows Recognition Ceremony and Dinner on Monday, 7 January 2019, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego in San Diego, California, during its 2019 AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (AIAA SciTech Forum), 7-11 January.

"I am proud to welcome the Class of 2019 to the ranks of Associate Fellows--which is an esteemed roster of aerospace professionals," said John Langford, AIAA president. "Their dedication to their fields has set them apart, and they have been recognized by their peers as inspiring colleagues and mentors. I look forward to honoring their achievements at the 2019 AIAA SciTech Forum in January."

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 twelve years professional experience, and be recommended by a minimum of three current Associate Fellows.

"Each year, current AIAA Associate Fellows recognize the hard work, commitment, and innovative spirit of their colleagues and make them one of their own," said Dan Dumbacher, AIAA executive director. "AIAA Associate Fellows, as a group, are committed to pushing boundaries and testing new theories, resulting in the best ideas that can help transform aerospace across industry, academia, and government."

The Class of 2019 AIAA Associate Fellows are:

Kareem Ahmeh, University of Central Florida
Bonnie Allen, NASA Langley Research Center
David Arenson, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Vanessa Aubuchon, NASA Langley Research Center
Christopher Bahr, NASA Langley Research Center
Michal Bangham, Bangham Engineering, Inc.
Saptarshi Basu, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Ronnie Bessire, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Kiran Bhaganagar, University of Texas, San Antonio
Barron Bichon, Southwest Research Institute
Paul Blelloch, ATA Engineering Inc.
Mitchell Bott, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Alice Bowman, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Eric Cardiff, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Jan-Renee Carlson, NASA Langley Research Center
Allison Cash, PeopleTec, Inc.
Michael Cawood, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Robert Champion, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Janis Chodas, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
John Christian, III, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Scott Claflin, Aerojet Rocketdyne
Rajka Corder, Raytheon
Simone D'Amico, Stanford University
Luciano Demasi, San Diego State University
Michael J. Doty, NASA Langley Research Center
Eric Ducharme, GE Aviation Engineering
Srinath Ekkad, North Carolina State University
Christopher Elliott, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Dale Enns, Honeywell International
Brian Evans, Space Propulsion Group, Inc
Edwin E. Forster, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory
Jacob Freeman, Air Force Institute of Technology
Stephen Frick, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Nicolas Gauger, TU Kaiserslautern
Kristen Gerzina, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems
Jared Grauer, NASA Langley Research Center
Bob Greene, Aeronaut Corporation
Andreas Gross, New Mexico State University
John Grunsfeld, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Mark Gustafson, DARPA
Heidi Hallowell, Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation
Kiruba S. Haran, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Johanne Heald, Canadian Space Agency
Chad Hebert, Sierra Nevada Corporation
Marcus J. Holzinger, University of Colorado Boulder
Qinglei Hu, Beihang University
Wensheng Huang, NASA Glenn Research Center
Xun Huang, Peking University
Sunil James, Honeywell Aerospace
Jeffrey Jepson, Raytheon Missile Systems
Christopher Johnston, NASA Langley Research Center
Brandon A. Jones, University of Texas at Austin
Hao Kang, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Mohammad Kassemi, Case Western Reserve University
Daniel Keating, Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
Yohannes Ketema, University of Minnesota
Kyung Kyu Kim, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Jeffery King, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc.
Douglas Lacy, The Boeing Company
Mark Langhenry, Raytheon Missile Systems
Patrick Lemieux, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Michael List, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory
Michael Logan, NASA Langley Research Center
Michelle Lucas, Higher Orbits
Philippe Mairet, PhLCM Consulting
Manoranjan Majji, Texas A&M University
Karen Marais, Purdue University
William M. Marshall, NASA Glenn Research Center
Brian Mason, NASA Langley Research Center
Luca Massotti, RHEA System BV for ESA
J.D. McFarlan III, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Bryce Meyer, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Lisa Monaco, Jacobs Tidewater Operations Group
Brian Motil, NASA Glenn Research Center
Michelle Munk, NASA Langley Research Center
Vedha Nayagam, Case Western Reserve University
Agostino Neri, European Space Agency, ESRIN Establishment
James O. Norman, NASA Headquarters
Matthew Orr, The Boeing Company
Satoru Ozawa, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Peter Paceley, Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
Rafael Palacios, Imperial College London
Jonathan Ransom, NASA Langley Research Center
Garrett Reisman, SpaceX / University of Southern California
Kevin Rivers, NASA Langley Research Center
William Roberts, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Salma Saeed, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Vaidyanathan Sankaran, United Technologies Research Center
Matthew Santer, Imperial College London
S. Alexander Schumaker, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory
Thomas Schwartzentruber, University of Minnesota
Inanc Senocak, University of Pittsburgh
Calina Seybold, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Gautam H. Shah, NASA Langley Research Center
Nat Shankar, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center
Reza Sheikhi, Dena Scientific & University of Connecticut
John Slater, NASA Glenn Research Center
Evan Smith, Royal Australian Air Force
Douglas Smith, U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Marlon Sorge, The Aerospace Corporation
Rostislav Spektor, The Aerospace Corporation
Eric Spero, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Bret Stanford, NASA Langley Research Center
Andrey Starikovskiy, Princeton University
Adam Steinberg, Georgia Institute of Technology
Homer D. Stevens, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Pierre Sullivan, University of Toronto
Jerry Tarnacki, Aerojet Rocketdyne (retired)
Christine Taylor, The MITRE Corporation
Roger Thompson, The Aerospace Corporation
Joyce Tokar, Pyrrhus Software, LLC
Steven Tourville, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Albina Tropina, Texas A&M University
Travis Turner, NASA Langley Research Center
Roelof Vos, Delft University of Technology
Ryan Weisman, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory
William A. Welsh, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company
David B. Williams, Ohio State University
Ernest Wu, Engineering, Research, and Consulting, Inc. (ERC)
K. Chauncey Wu, NASA Langley Research Center
Tian-Bing Xu, Old Dominion University
Jeanne Yu, The Boeing Company
Xinqian Zheng, Tsinghua University


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