Pendray Aerospace Literature Award Open for Nominations 1 February 2019 1 July 2019

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The Pendray Aerospace Literature Award is named in honor of Dr. G. Edward Pendray, a founder and past president of the American Rocket Society. The award is presented for an outstanding contribution or contributions to aeronautical and astronautical literature in the relatively recent past. The emphasis should be upon the high quality or major influence of the piece rather than, for example, the importance of the underlying technological contribution. The award is an incentive for aerospace professionals to write eloquently and persuasively about their field and should encompass editorials as well as papers or books. This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech). Nomination Deadline: 1 July

Award Recipients

2019

  • Prof Naira Hovakimyan
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Awarded
    Award: L1 Adaptive Control Theory: Guaranteed Robustness with Fast Adaptation
    AIAA Citation: L1 Adaptive Control Theory: Guaranteed Robustness with Fast Adaptation

2018

  • Dr Josette R Bellan
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    Awarded
    Award: “For widely reaching, seminal and outstanding publications on bio-fuels, sprays and high pressure flows to meet future challenges of Aeronautics and Astronautics combustion systems.”
    AIAA Citation: “For widely reaching, seminal and outstanding publications on bio-fuels, sprays and high pressure flows to meet future challenges of Aeronautics and Astronautics combustion systems.”

2017

  • Prof Ashwani K Gupta
    University of Maryland
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For exemplary contributions to the aerospace literature especially on swirl flows and high temperature combustion technology and for his services as book series editor and associate editor of journals.

2016

  • Dr David K Schmidt
    Retired f/University of Colorado
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For sustaining and influential contributions to aerospace literature in the area of aerospace vehicle dynamics and control, including the comprehensive textbook, Modern Flight Dynamics.

2015

  • Dr Antony Jameson
    Stanford University
    Awarded
    Award: For seminal and high-impact research papers in the field of computational fluid dynamics and aerodynamic optimization."
    AIAA Citation: For seminal and high-impact research papers in the field of computational fluid dynamics and aerodynamic optimization."

2014

  • Prof Wassim Michael Haddad
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Awarded
    Award: For paramount and fundamental contributions to the literature of dynamical systems and control for large-scale aerospace systems.
    AIAA Citation: For paramount and fundamental contributions to the literature of dynamical systems and control for large-scale aerospace systems.

2013

  • Prof Ronald F Probstein
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For seminal contributions to hypersonics, synthetic fuels, water purification and physicochemical hydrodynamics.

2012

  • Prof Robert F Stengel
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding and influential contributions to aerospace literature in the areas of flight dynamics, and optimal control and estimation.

2011

  • William F Milliken Jr
    Milliken Research Associates
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For seven decades of outstanding technical accomplishments and unparalleled leadership in the field of vehicle dynamics, and for his inspiring autobiography for future generations.

2010

  • Prof Moshe Matalon
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding contributions to aerospace literature, most notably seminal papers in the area of reacting flows.

2009

  • Prof Kenneth K. Kuo
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding contributions to the propulsion and combustion literature through textbooks, edited volumes and technical articles.

2008

  • Dr Vigor Yang
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For significant contributions as both an author and an editor to aerospace literature, particularly in the areas of propulsion, combustion and energetics.

2007

  • Prof Alexander J Smits
    Princeton University
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding and significant contributions to the aerospace literature, especially in the area of high Reynolds turbulent flows and for his dedicated service as an Editor and Associate Editor of many fluid dynamics journals.

2006

  • Dr Christopher K Tam
    Florida State Univeristy
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding contributions to the mathematical foundation and algorithms for computational aeroacoustics, the understanding of jet noise generation mechanisms and prediction methods, turbulence modeling and hydrodynamic instability through numerous publications.

2005

  • Dr Sebastien M Candel
    Ecole Centrale Paris
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For extensive and pioneering technical contributions to aerospace literature, especially for recent seminal papers on the dynamics of perturbed flames, computational aeroacoustics, advanced rocket combustion processes, and hypersonic flows.

2004

  • Dr Chung K Law
    Princeton University
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding and sustained contributions to the aerospace literature, particularly in the areas of combustion and propulsion

2003

  • Dr Wei Shyy
    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For significant contributions to research and publications in computation and modeling techniques for a broad range of aerospace applications

2002

  • Mr George P Sutton
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For his highly significant contributions to aerospace literature, as embodied in the classic textbook Rocket Propulsion Elements, continuously in print with seven editions, since being published originally in 1949.

2000

  • Dr Ben T Zinn
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For continuous high-quality contributions to aerospace literature, especially for numerous pioneering papers in the field of oscillatory combustion and its control

1999

  • Prof Vinod J Modi
    The University of British Columbia
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For extraordinarily significant contributions to the literature of aerospace vehicle dynamics, controls, and robotics, and for pervasive academic impact on several generations of dynamics and control students

1998

  • Prof Satya N Atluri
    Texas Tech University
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For groundbreaking publications in computation structural mechanics, micromechanics of new materials, and dynamics and control of large space structures.

1997

  • Dr Joseph A Schetz
    Virginia Tech
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For extensive, sustained, outstanding aerospace literature contribution including many pioneering journal articles and conference preprints, a widely appreciated monograph, edited volumes, and two successful textbooks.

1996

  • Dr John D Anderson
    Retired f/University of Maryland
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For writing undergraduate and graduate textbooks in aerospace engineering which have received worldwide acclaim for their readability and clarity of presentation, including historical content.

1995

  • Dr Ali H Nayfeh
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For seminal contributions to perturbation methods, nonlinear dynamics, acoustics, and boundary-layer transition; praiseworthy for their quality relevance, timeliness, and lasting influence on the aerospace community

1993

  • Prof Forman A Williams
    University of California San Diego
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For numerous, exceptionally clear, and vital contributions to the combustion science and technology literature that are recognized as advanced and fundamental expositions of a very wide range of forefront technical issues

1992

  • Dr J. S. Przemieniecki
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For his pioneering publications on aircraft structural analysis and design and finite element methods, particularly his world famous textbook; and for his creation and editorship of the prestigious AIAA Education Series of textbooks and monographs serving the needs of academia and the aerospace industry

1991

  • Prof William A Sirignano
    University of California, Irvine
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For numerous, exceptionally clear, and important contributions to the technical literature of combustion, non-steady fluid mechanics and heat transfer that are recognized as quality references in the fields of air and space flight, noise pollution, air pollution, fire safety, and energy conservation

1990

  • Dr John L Junkins
    Texas A&M University
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For numerous, high quality, and influential contributions of both timely practical importance and lasting significance to the professional literature of spacecraft dynamics and control, and for extensive editorial advancing the quality of archival literature

1987

  • Dr Richard H Battin
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For sustained and outstanding contributions to the literature in astrodynamics, control, and applied mathematics which have led to significant advances in strategic missile and planetary navigation systems

1984

  • Dr Leonard Meirovitch
    VPISU
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For prolific and high quality research publications and five textbooks which have had a profound impact upon a whole generation of structural dynamicists and specialists in spacecraft dynamics and control.

1983

  • Dr Marvin E Goldstein
    NASA Glenn Research Center
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding literature contributions in aeroacoustics and unsteady aerodynamics which have significantly advanced those sciences and produced key elements in the design of high-speed fans and compressors for modern aircraft engines

1982

  • Dr Angelo Miele
    Rice University MS-322
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For contributions to the literature on flight mechanics, aerodynamics, optimization theory and numerical methods, and particularly for recent contributions to methods for solution of optimal control problems on digital computers

1981

  • Mr. Robert B Hotz
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding contributions to aerospace information dissemination and stimulating editorials over a period of 25 years

1980

  • Prof Fred E C Culick
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For numerous outstanding contributions to the technical literature of combustion instability in solid rocket motors.

1978

  • Dr A. M Kuethe
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For the clear, cogent and comprehensive technical writing which has characterized the three editions of the nationally renowned book, "Foundations of Aerodynamics", that has educated and influenced several generations of engineers

1977

  • Dr George Leitmann
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For significant, innovative and timely contributions to the literature on rocket trajectory optimizations, optimum control and differential games.

1976

  • Prof Stanford S Penner
    University of California, San Diego
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding contributions to the literature of aerothermo chemistry and its application to combustion, theory, radiative heat transfer and re-entry phenomena

1975

  • William R Sears
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For many contributions to the aeronautical and astronautical literature since 1938

1974

  • Dr Frederick I Ordway III
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For many contributions to the literature in recording the history and publicizing the benefits of the space program

1973

  • Dr Richard J Priem
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding contributions to the field of liquid rocket combustion, particularly for contributions on performance and instability criteria for liquid motor design

1972

  • Dr Edward W Price
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For continued outstanding contributions to the literature of solid rocket internal ballistics and combustion, particularly for his contributions on combustion instability and ignition

1971

  • Prof Nicholas J Hoff
    Stanford University
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding contributions in the fields of structures and structural mechanics through his many books and publications as well as through direct consultation for government agencies and industry

1968

  • Dr Arthur E Bryson
    Stanford University
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding publications in the area of guidance and control as typified by the text Applied Optimal Control

1967

  • Dr Robert A Gross
    Columbia University
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For the outstanding contribution to the literature of the flight sciences

1966

  • Prof Antoni K Oppenheim
    University of California Berkeley
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding contributions to the field of aeronautical and astronautical literature in the area of gaseous detonation and gas wave dynamics

1964

  • Andrew G Haley
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: In recognition and appreciation of his pioneering contributions to the analysis of governmental and international legal questions arising from the rapid development of space travel and space exploration, as exemplified by his book, Space Law and Government

1962

  • Howard Seifert
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For the outstanding contribution to the literature of the flight sciences

1960

  • Luigi M Crocco
    Awarded

1959

  • Dr Ali B Cambel
    Awarded

1956

  • Hermann Oberth
    Awarded

1954

  • Martin Summerfield
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For significant lasting contributions to the American Rocket Society Journal and to the AIAA Progress In Aeronautics and Astronautics Book Series.

1951

  • Mr George P Sutton
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For the first edition of his book Rocket Propulsion Elements.