Aerospace Engineering Faculy named AIAA Fellows
Professors Iain D. Boyd and Tony Waas have been elected to become Fellows of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) in 2011. This is great recognition of their scholarship, mentorship and leadership.
|Professor Boyd's citation is for outstanding contributions to development of physical models and numerical techiques for predicting nonequilibrium gas and plasma flows including application and verification for aerospace systems. Professor Boyd recieved his B.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Southampton. He is the James E. Knott Professor of Aerospace Engineering and directs the Nonequilibrium Gas and Plasma Dynamics Laboratory (NGPDL). His specializations and research interests include: Hypersonic aerothermodynamics, electric propulsion, rocket plumes, computation of nonequilbrium gas and plasma dynamics. He is also a Member of APS.|
|Professor Waas' citation is for major contributions to aerospace composite structures analysis and design for both new scientic insight and improved industrial proctices. Professor Waas received his B.Sc. in Aeronautics from the Imperial College at the University of London, UK, and his M.S. in Aeronautics and his Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Applied Mathematics, both from California Institue of Technology. He is the Felix Pawlowski Collegiate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and directs the Composite Structures Laboratory. His research interests are in mechanics of lightweight aerostructures and materials, structural stability, nanocomposites, and biologically inspired materials.|