AIAA Announces Class of 2021 Associate Fellows

Press Release From: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is pleased to announce its Class of 2021 Associate Fellows. 

“I am extremely excited for and proud of each member of the Class of 2021 Associate Fellows,” said AIAA President Basil Hassan. “These individuals exemplify passion and dedication to advancing the aerospace profession and were selected because of their significant and lasting contributions to the field. Although this year’s AIAA SciTech Forum will be unconventional, the Institute will take great pride in honoring this Class of Associate Fellows and celebrate their achievements in what remains a highly anticipated event. We truly look forward to doing so next year.” 

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.

“The AIAA Associate Fellows personify the innovation that drives our industry forward,” said Dan Dumbacher, AIAA executive director. “The Class of 2021 Associate Fellows, representing industry, academia, and government, embodies the commitment, dedication, and ingenuity that are crucial for devising the best solutions to the complex questions raised in aerospace science. AIAA and the aerospace industry tremendously appreciate the long hours of dedication to society and the industry. We also recognize the families, friends, and colleagues that support the Associate Fellows helping drive our industry forward.”

The Class of 2021 AIAA Associate Fellows are:

Ossama AbdelkhalikIowa State University
Douglas AbernathyLockheed Martin Corporation
Douglas AdamsJohns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Nashat AhmadNASA Langley Research Center
Amr AliPratt & Whitney
Darcy AllisonRaytheon Technologies
Guillermo ArayaUniversity of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
Vibhor BageshwarHoneywell Aerospace
Xiaoli BaiRutgers University
Caleb BarnesAir Force Research Laboratory
Michael BarnhardtNASA Ames Research Center
Tom BergerU.S. Army Technology Development Directorate
Don BingamanVPE Aerospace Consulting, LLC
David BlunckOregon State University
Clifford BrownNASA Glenn Research Center
Paul BruceImperial College London
Shawn BuchananNorthrop Grumman Corporation
Michael BuonannoLockheed Martin Corporation
George E. Cannon IIIU.S. Air Force
Luciano CastilloPurdue University
Oksan Cetiner-YildirimIstanbul Technical University
Swetaprovo ChaudhuriUniversity of Toronto
Han-Lim ChoiKorea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Bernd ChudobaUniversity of Texas at Arlington
Soon-Jo ChungCalifornia Institute of Technology
Joseph ConnollyNASA Glenn Research Center
Richard CookNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Peggy CornellNASA Glenn Research Center
Peter CurtisAerospace Aerodynamics Consultant
Phillip Jay DellingerAirbus Americas Customer Services, Inc.
Kyle DeMarsTexas A&M University
Tony Di CarloThe Boeing Company
Adam DisselReaction Engines, Inc.
Donald DrouinThe Boeing Company (retired)
Karthik DuraisamyUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Alicia Dwyer CiancioloNASA Langley Research Center
Trevor Sterling ElliottUniversity of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Kent EngebretsonLockheed Martin Corporation
Patrick EnjutoThe Boeing Company
Timothy EymannAir Force Research Laboratory
Delmar A. FaddenFlight Advantage LLC
Nathan FalkiewiczMIT Lincoln Laboratory
David FaulkLockheed Martin Corporation
Silvia FerrariCornell University
Krzysztof FidkowskiUniversity of Michigan
Preston D. FrazierNorthrop Grumman Corporation
Christopher GeigerLockheed Martin Corporation
Kenneth GoodrichNASA Langley Research Center
Vijay K. GoyalLockheed Martin Corporation
Paul GradlNASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Walter A. Grady Jr.U.S. Air Force (retired)
Peter Grognardvon Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics
Michael A. GrossNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Brian GunterGeorgia Institute of Technology
Adam L. HamiltonSouthwest Research Institute
Kenneth R. Hamm Jr.NASA Ames Research Center
Joel M. HaynesGE Aviation
Kenneth HodgkinsInternational Space Enterprise Consultants (ISEC)
Charles HollandCarnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute
Joseph HuwaldtDynetics, A Leidos Company
Samantha InfeldAnalytical Mechanics Associates, Inc.
Geoffrey JeramU.S. Army
Eric JohnsenUniversity of Michigan
Gregory H. JohnsonLockheed Martin Corporation
Benjamin JornsUniversity of Michigan
Chang-Kwon KangUniversity of Alabama in Huntsville
Mary Beth KoelblNASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Jeffrey KomivesAir Force Futures and Concepts
David KrismerAerojet Rocketdyne
Chetan S. KulkarniKBR. Inc. / NASA Ames Research Center
Mrinal KumarOhio State University
Paul LambertsonThe Boeing Company
Amy LangUniversity of Alabama
Nicholas LapposLockheed Martin Corporation
Johan LarssonUniversity of Maryland
Robert M. Lightfoot Jr.Lockheed Martin Corporation
Justin J. LikarJohns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
David LodaOshkosh Corporation
Todd LovellRaytheon Technologies
Laura MaininiUnited Technologies Research Center
Arthur N. Mallett, Jr.Dunmore Aerospace
Oliver MasefieldSolvAero Consulting GmbH
Lisa MayLockheed Martin Corporation
Scott McHenryNorthrop Grumman Corporation (retired)
Joseph MillerAir Force Research Laboratory
Knox MillsapsOffice of Naval Research
Toshiharu MizukakiTokai University
Muthuvel MuruganU.S. Army Research Laboratory
Jeffrey NewcampU.S. Air Force
Andrew NingBrigham Young University
David O'BrienU.S. Army CCDC AvMC
Jacqueline O'ConnorPennsylvania State University
Francisco PalaciosThe Boeing Company
Robert PearceNASA Headquarters
Brian PomeroySierra Nevada Corporation
Jill PrinceNASA Langley Research Center
Laxminarayan L. RajaUniversity of Texas at Austin
Vipul RanatungaAir Force Research Laboratory
Zhuyin RenTsinghua University
Jonathan RogersGeorgia Institute of Technology
Michelle RouchArtwork by Rouch
Michael RyschkewitschJohns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Hiraku SakamotoTokyo Institute of Technology
Paul SchifferleCalspan Corporation
Sven SchmitzPennsylvania State University
Brett SchmukiLockheed Martin Corporation
Douglas SchwerU.S. Naval Research Laboratory 
Parthiv N. ShahATA Engineering, Inc.
Hao ShenThe Boeing Company
Brent SherwoodBlue Origin
Jeremy ShidnerAnalytical Mechanics Associates, Inc.
Eleni SimsThe Aerospace Corporation
John B. Stetson, Jr.Lockheed Martin Corporation
Brandon StiltnerCharles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
Leia StirlingUniversity of Michigan
Charles SvobodaThe Boeing Company
Brenton TaftAir Force Research Laboratory
L. Dale ThomasUniversity of Alabama in Huntsville
Russel L. ThornockThe Boeing Company (retired)
Paolo TortoraAlma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna
Kenneth Van TreurenBaylor University
Panos A. VitsasInternational Test Pilots School
Justin WagnerSandia National Laboratories
Brad WheatleyLockheed Martin Corporation
Bradley WheatonJohns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Viresh WickramasingheNational Research Council Canada
Craig WillisGulfstream Aerospace Corporation
Dee WilsonGeneral Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc
Moe Z. WinMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Kunning G. XuUniversity of Alabama in Huntsville
Jinkyu YangUniversity of Washington
Peter ZaalMetis Flight Research Associates/NASA Ames Research Center SimLabs
Matthew ZuberJohns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Thomas H. ZurbuchenNASA Headquarters

 About AIAA 
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world’s largest aerospace technical society. With nearly 30,000 individual members from 91 countries, and 100 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit, or follow AIAA on TwitterFacebook, or LinkedIn.

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