The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) proudly congratulates its newly elected Class of 2022 Honorary Fellows and Fellows. The three new Honorary Fellows and 28 new Fellows will be inducted at a ceremony Tuesday, 26 April, in Arlington, Virginia. AIAA will celebrate the new Honorary Fellows and Fellows during the AIAA Awards Gala, Wednesday, 27 April, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC. Tickets for the AIAA Awards Gala are available now.


“The Class of 2022 AIAA Honorary Fellows and Fellows are among the best minds in the aerospace profession. I commend each member of this year’s Class on their incredible accomplishments worthy of this recognition,” said Basil Hassan, AIAA President. “This distinguished set of individuals has earned the respect and gratitude of the aerospace community. We are in awe of their creativity and valued contributions to better understanding our universe.”


Honorary Fellow is the highest distinction conferred by AIAA and recognizes preeminent individuals who have had long and highly contributory careers in aerospace and who embody the highest possible standards in aeronautics and astronautics. In 1933, Orville Wright became the first AIAA Honorary Fellow. Today, AIAA Honorary Fellows and AIAA Fellows are the most respected names in the aerospace industry.


AIAA confers the distinction of Fellow upon individuals in recognition of their notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences or technology of aeronautics and astronautics. Nominees are AIAA Associate Fellows. Since the inception of this honor, 2,008 distinguished persons have been elected as a Fellow.


“AIAA takes great pride in honoring the Class of 2022 Honorary Fellows and Fellows. These professionals have made significant and lasting contributions to the aerospace community. They have distinguished themselves by their passion, accomplishments, and dedication to the industry. They are the inspiration for the generations that follow to aspire to even greater heights,” added Dan Dumbacher, AIAA Executive Director.


For more information on the AIAA Honors Program, AIAA Honorary Fellows, or AIAA Fellows, contact Patricia A. Carr


2022 AIAA Honorary Fellows

Roger A. Krone, Leidos

Salvatore “Tory” Bruno, United Launch Alliance, LLC

Wesley L. Harris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


2022 AIAA Fellows

Maruthi Akella, University of Texas at Austin

Erian A. Armanios, University of Texas at Arlington

Erik P. Blasch, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Terry J. Burress, Lockheed Martin Corporation

J. Russell Carpenter, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Louis N. Cattafesta III, Florida A&M University – Florida State University

William J. Devenport, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

John J. Dong, The Boeing Company

Thomas L. Frey Jr., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

James W. Gregory, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Yanping Guo, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Marillyn A. Hewson, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Felix R. Hoots, The Aerospace Corporation

Naveed Hussain, The Boeing Company

James K. Kuchar, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Robert M. Lightfoot Jr., Lockheed Martin Space

GEN Lester L. Lyles, U.S. Air Force (retired)

Anastasios S. Lyrintzis, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Sergey O. Macheret, Purdue University

Sandra H. Magnus, Georgia Institute of Technology

Dimitri J. Mavriplis, University of Wyoming

Lawrence M. Robertson III, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

Mary M. Roybal, Raytheon Missiles & Defense

Walter H. Rutledge, CENTRA Technology, Inc., A PAE Company

Amanda R. Simpson, Airbus Americas

Mark N. Sirangelo, University of Colorado

Grant H. Stokes, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Afzal Suleman, University of Victoria


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