10–12 July 2017
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

Recognition

2016 Recognition Luncheon Group Shot

Each year, AIAA celebrates the ingenuity and collaboration of aerospace professionals by recognizing their contributions to making the world safer, more connected, and more prosperous. We take time to celebrate major missions that reinvent our national uses of air and space, to the inventive new applications that enhance everyday living.

At this year's AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum, we recognize some of the brightest minds in our industry. Their achievements have inspired us to dream and to explore new frontiers. The AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition Recognition Luncheon will take place Wednesday, 12 July 2017.


The following awards will be presented:

 

AEROSPACE POWER SYSTEMS AWARD

Thomas W. Kerslake
Power System Engineer, NASA Glenn Research Center
Cleveland, Ohio 
For exceptional service to the aerospace space power community; invaluable technical contributions to the design, analysis, test, and on-orbit operation of photovoltaic solar arrays; and dedicated technical leadership of electrical power subsystem development resulting in multiple successful spacecraft mission deployments.

 
 

AIR BREATHING PROPULSION AWARD

Campbell D. Carter
Air Force Research Laboratory
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
For a distinguished record of technical contributions to laser and optical diagnostics for combustion, turbulent-,supersonic- and plasma-assisted combustion and sustained service to the community.

ENERGY SYSTEMS AWARD

Suresh K. Aggarwal 
Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
University of Illinois at Chicago 
Chicago, Illinois 
For outstanding contributions to energy and combustion systems through pioneering work on advanced spray and flame model development for improved engine performance and pollution reduction.

 
 

ENGINEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Michael Keidar 
Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science
George Washington University
Washington D.C.  
For significant contributions to fundamentals and applications of electric propulsion, particularly micro-propulsion for small satellites.

 
 

PROPELLANTS AND COMBUSTION AWARD

Ken N. C. Bray 
Professor Emeritus, Department of Engineering
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
For his pioneering contributions to fundamental understanding of mixing, combustion and gas dynamics for high speed propulsion and his teaching, research and enriched international collaborations

 
 

WYLD PROPULSION AWARD

John R. Brophy
Engineering Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, California
For leadership and technical contributions resulting in the implementation of electric propulsion on deep-space NASA missions and enabling the Asteroid Retrieval Mission.

 
 

SUSTAINED SERVICE AWARD

Marc D. Polanka
Professor, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
For service to the Dayton-Cincinnati Section as past chair of the section, past chair of the DCASS Conference, and continued service as honors and awards chair and AFIT student section faculty advisor.

 
   
   
   


         

There will be several Certificates of Merit for Best Papers and Student Best Papers.

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