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February 13th, 2018
Seven AIAA Members Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) congratulates the newly elected members of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering (NAE), seven of whom also are AIAA members.

“On behalf of our nearly 30,000 members, let me say how proud we are to count seven of our own members, from industry, academia, and government, among NAE’s newly elected class,” said AIAA President Jim Maser. “Election into this esteemed academy is one of the highest professional honors any engineer can receive. These engineers have used their talents to advance aerospace arts and science. We are delighted to call them colleagues.”

The newest AIAA members of the NAE are:

William H. Gerstenmaier, AIAA Honorary Fellow, associate administrator for the human exploration and operations mission directorate, NASA, Washington, D.C. For technical contributions and leadership in national and international human spaceflight programs.

 

Ann R. Karagozian, AIAA Fellow, distinguished professor, department of mechanical and aerospace engineering, University of California, Los Angeles. For contributions to combustion and propulsion, education of future aerospace engineers, and service to the country.

 

John S. Langford III, AIAA president-elect, AIAA Fellow, chairman and chief executive officer, Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, Manassas, Va. For application of autonomy and robotics to the design, development, production, and operation of advanced aircraft.

 

Timothy Charles Lieuwen, AIAA Fellow, editor-in-chief of Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics, executive director, Strategic Energy Institute, and professor and David S. Lewis Jr. Chair, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. For contributions to research and development in low-emissions gas turbine combustion systems and U.S. energy policy.

 

Charles Meneveau, AIAA Senior Member, Louis M. Sardella Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. For contributions to turbulence small-scale dynamics, large-eddy simulations, and wind farm fluid dynamics, and for leadership in the fluid dynamics community.

 

Dennis A. Muilenburg, AIAA Fellow, chairman, president, and chief executive officer, The Boeing Company, Chicago. For leadership in defense, space, security, and commercial aircraft.

 

Kevin A. Wise, AIAA Fellow, senior technical fellow, advanced flight controls, Phantom Works, Boeing Defense, Space and Security, The Boeing Company, St. Charles, Mo. For application of optimal, robust, and adaptive control to aircraft and advanced weapon systems.

 

Founded in 1964, the National Academy of Engineering is a private, independent, nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. It has more than 2,000 peer-elected members and foreign associates, senior professionals in business, academia and government, who are among the world’s most accomplished engineers.

About AIAA
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is nearly 30,000 engineers and scientists, and 98 corporate members, from 85 countries who are dedicated to advancing the global aerospace profession. The world’s largest aerospace technical society, the Institute convenes five yearly forums; publishes books, technical journals, and Aerospace America; hosts a collection of 160,000 technical papers; develops and maintains standards; honors and celebrates achievement; and advocates on policy issues. AIAA serves aerospace professionals around the world—who are shaping the future of aerospace—by providing the tools, insights, and collaborative exchanges to advance the state of the art in engineering and science for aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit www.aiaa.org, or follow us on Twitter @AIAA