Vol. 3, Issue #1
Prof. Ben Zinn receives 2014 Reed Aeronautics Award
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has announced
that Regents Professor Ben Zinn has been named as the recipient of the
prestigious 2014 Reed Aeronautics Award. Prof. Zinn will officially
receive the award at AIAA’s Spotlight Awards Gala, April 30, to be held
in Washington, D.C.
Named after AIAA’s founder, Dr. Sylvanius A. Reed, the award is
considered to be the highest honor an individual can receive for notable
achievement in aeronautics. With his selection as the 2014 recipient,
Professor Zinn joins a list of past Reed awardees that reads like a
who’s who of the field: Igor I. Sikorsky, Hugh L. Dryden, Charles S.
Draper, Anatol Roshko, to name a few.
am humbled to be included among them. It’s more than I could have
dreamed when I came to this country on a soccer scholarship in 1957,”
consider myself lucky to have worked with the faculty and students who
have made Georgia Tech such a strong research institution. Every day, I
wake up to work on the things I love with others who share that
member of the Georgia Tech faculty since 1965, Zinn is the recipient of
numerous honors, including AIAA’s 2000 Pendray Literature Award,
AIAA’s 2003 Air Breathing Propulsion Award, AIAA’s 1996 Propellants and
Combustion Award, the 2005 American Society of Mechanical Engineers’
Westinghouse Gold Medal Award, and several others. He is a member of the
National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Society of
Mechanical Engineers, a Fellow of AIAA, and a Fellow of the American
Accoustical Society. He is a Georgia Board of Regents Professor and also
holds the David S. Lewis, Jr. Chair. Read more
Dr. Karen Feigh selected to serve on NRC's Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board
Aerospace Engineering faculty Dr. Karen Feigh, a former Marshall
scholar, is the youngest member ever to serve on the ASEB. She learned
of her appointment in early January and will be inducted at the ASEB
April meeting in Washington, D.C.
AE welcomes Communications Manager
Kathleen Moore is excited to join the School of Aerospace
Engineering as the new communications manager. She looks forward to
promoting our School by telling the stories that only AE can tell:
research that is laying the foundation for the future, teaching that is
igniting the passions of tomorrow’s innovators, alumni who have
chartered success in every sector of our economy, and a campus culture
that encourages “impossible” dreams.
Do you have an AE story that needs to be told? Contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathleen comes to AE after having held similar positions at the Georgia
Tech School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Georgia Gwinnett
College in Lawrenceville. A native of Massachusetts, she previously
worked as a reporter (The Springfield Republican, The Boston Globe
and as a marketing and communications manager (Holyoke Community
College, Lesley University, MassBay Community College).
Prof. Suresh Menon named 2013 AAAS Fellow
Prof. Menon's citation reads "for distinguished and innovative
contributions to the field of multi-scale computational simulation and
modeling of turbulent combustion in power and propulsion systems."
Letter from the Chair
Dear AE alumni and friends:
The New Year is off to a great start in our School. Classes are
underway, and our students are hard at work. We welcome Kathleen Moore
and Diego Remolina to our staff. We are delighted to share with you the
accomplishments of our faculty and students. If you haven't
already, considering joining us on the AE website
, or via our FaceBook
, and Twitter
sites. We look forward to hearing from you!
Chair, School of AE
AE welcomes back IT Manager
Diego has returned home to the School of Aerospace Engineering, 14 years
after having graduated with a MS degree at the end of Y2K.
During his time away, he has always been at Georgia Tech. His first
appointment was at the School of Mathematics, where he developed a lot
of his computer expertise. He subsequently worked at the Parker H. Petit
Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience in 2005. Two years later,
Diego took over the helm of the School of Physics IT Services, where he
rearchitected the School's computer infrastructure.
Diego Julian Remolina
Past newsletters are found at
Dr. Gi-Yun Chung Awarded Best Paper at ASME Turbo Expo 2013
Congratulations to Dr. Gi-Yun Chung, whose paper, "Real-time Analytical
Linearization of Turbofan Engine Model" (co-authored by Prof. JVR
Prasad) received the ASME 2013 Turbo Expo Best paper award in the
Controls, Diagnostics, and Instrumentation category. Dr.
Chung presented the paper in June 2013 in San Antonio, TX.
Prof. Haddad awarded David Sloan Lewis Professorship
In January, the Board of Regents announced Prof. Wassim Haddad's
appointment to the newly created David Sloan Lewis Professorship for
Aerospace Engineering in Dynamical Systems.
Nicholas Picon selected as Marshall Scholar
Nicholas Picone, a fourth-year AE major and SGA President, will spend
two years overseas studying autonomous vehicle dynamics and control at
Cranfield University and international conflicts at King's College
Gebhardt Distinguished Seminar
Thurs. Feb. 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Capt. Robert Crippen, Shuttle pilot and NASA program director
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