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 Abdelkhalik Iowa State University
Douglas Abernathy Lockheed Martin Corporation
Douglas Adams Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Nashat Ahmad NASA Langley Research Center
Amr Ali Pratt & Whitney
Darcy Allison Raytheon Technologies
Guillermo Araya University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
Vibhor Bageshwar Honeywell Aerospace
Xiaoli Bai Rutgers University
Caleb Barnes Air Force Research Laboratory
Michael Barnhardt NASA Ames Research Center
Tom Berger U.S. Army Technology Development Directorate
Don Bingaman VPE Aerospace Consulting, LLC
David Blunck Oregon State University
Clifford Brown NASA Glenn Research Center
Paul Bruce Imperial College London
Shawn Buchanan Northrop Grumman Corporation
Michael Buonanno Lockheed Martin Corporation
George E. Cannon III U.S. Air Force
Luciano Castillo Purdue University
Oksan Cetiner-Yildirim Istanbul Technical University
Swetaprovo Chaudhuri University of Toronto
Han-Lim Choi Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Bernd Chudoba University of Texas at Arlington
Soon-Jo Chung California Institute of Technology
Joseph Connolly NASA Glenn Research Center
Richard Cook NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Peggy Cornell NASA Glenn Research Center
Peter Curtis Aerospace Aerodynamics Consultant
Phillip Jay Dellinger Airbus Americas Customer Services, Inc.
Kyle DeMars Texas A&M University
Tony Di Carlo The Boeing Company
Adam Dissel Reaction Engines, Inc.
Donald Drouin The Boeing Company (retired)
Karthik Duraisamy University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Alicia Dwyer Cianciolo NASA Langley Research Center
Trevor Sterling Elliott University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Kent Engebretson Lockheed Martin Corporation
Patrick Enjuto The Boeing Company
Timothy Eymann Air Force Research Laboratory
Delmar A. Fadden Flight Advantage LLC
Nathan Falkiewicz MIT Lincoln Laboratory
David Faulk Lockheed Martin Corporation
Silvia Ferrari Cornell University
Krzysztof Fidkowski University of Michigan
Preston D. Frazier Northrop Grumman Corporation
Christopher Geiger Lockheed Martin Corporation
Kenneth Goodrich NASA Langley Research Center
Vijay K. Goyal Lockheed Martin Corporation
Paul Gradl NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Walter A. Grady Jr. U.S. Air Force (retired)
Peter Grognard von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics
Michael A. Gross NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Brian Gunter Georgia Institute of Technology
Adam L. Hamilton Southwest Research Institute
Kenneth R. Hamm Jr. NASA Ames Research Center
Joel M. Haynes GE Aviation
Kenneth Hodgkins International Space Enterprise Consultants (ISEC)
Charles Holland Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute
Joseph Huwaldt Dynetics, A Leidos Company
Samantha Infeld Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc.
Geoffrey Jeram U.S. Army
Eric Johnsen University of Michigan
Gregory H. Johnson Lockheed Martin Corporation
Benjamin Jorns University of Michigan
Chang-Kwon Kang University of Alabama in Huntsville
Mary Beth Koelbl NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Jeffrey Komives Air Force Futures and Concepts
David Krismer Aerojet Rocketdyne
Chetan S. Kulkarni KBR. Inc. / NASA Ames Research Center
Mrinal Kumar Ohio State University
Paul Lambertson The Boeing Company
Amy Lang University of Alabama
Nicholas Lappos Lockheed Martin Corporation
Johan Larsson University of Maryland
Robert M. Lightfoot Jr. Lockheed Martin Corporation
Justin J. Likar Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
David Loda Oshkosh Corporation
Todd Lovell Raytheon Technologies
Laura Mainini United Technologies Research Center
Arthur N. Mallett, Jr. Dunmore Aerospace
Oliver Masefield SolvAero Consulting GmbH
Lisa May Lockheed Martin Corporation
Scott McHenry Northrop Grumman Corporation (retired)
Joseph Miller Air Force Research Laboratory
Knox Millsaps Office of Naval Research
Toshiharu Mizukaki Tokai University
Muthuvel Murugan U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Jeffrey Newcamp U.S. Air Force
Andrew Ning Brigham Young University
David O’Brien U.S. Army CCDC AvMC
Jacqueline O’Connor Pennsylvania State University
Francisco Palacios The Boeing Company
Robert Pearce NASA Headquarters
Brian Pomeroy Sierra Nevada Corporation
Jill Prince NASA Langley Research Center
Laxminarayan L. Raja University of Texas at Austin
Vipul Ranatunga Air Force Research Laboratory
Zhuyin Ren Tsinghua University
Jonathan Rogers Georgia Institute of Technology
Michelle Rouch Artwork by Rouch
Michael Ryschkewitsch Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Hiraku Sakamoto Tokyo Institute of Technology
Paul Schifferle Calspan Corporation
Sven Schmitz Pennsylvania State University
Brett Schmuki Lockheed Martin Corporation
Douglas Schwer U.S. Naval Research Laboratory 
Parthiv N. Shah ATA Engineering, Inc.
Hao Shen The Boeing Company
Brent Sherwood Blue Origin
Jeremy Shidner Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc.
Eleni Sims The Aerospace Corporation
John B. Stetson, Jr. Lockheed Martin Corporation
Brandon Stiltner Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
Leia Stirling University of Michigan
Charles Svoboda The Boeing Company
Brenton Taft Air Force Research Laboratory
L. Dale Thomas University of Alabama in Huntsville
Russel L. Thornock The Boeing Company (retired)
Paolo Tortora Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna
Kenneth Van Treuren Baylor University
Panos A. Vitsas International Test Pilots School
Justin Wagner Sandia National Laboratories
Brad Wheatley Lockheed Martin Corporation
Bradley Wheaton Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Viresh Wickramasinghe National Research Council Canada
Craig Willis Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
Dee Wilson General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc
Moe Z. Win Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kunning G. Xu University of Alabama in Huntsville
Jinkyu Yang University of Washington
Peter Zaal Metis Flight Research Associates/NASA Ames Research Center SimLabs
Matthew Zuber Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Thomas H. Zurbuchen NASA Headquarters

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