Dr. James C. Newman III

Dr. James C. Newman III, Mechanical Engineering Professor, Computational Science Graduate Coordinator, and Assistant Director for the SimCenter, has been honored as one of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Class of 2017 Associate Fellows.

AIAA will formally honored and inducted the class at its AIAA Associate Fellows Recognition Ceremony and Dinner on Monday, January 9, 2017, at the Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas, in conjunction with the AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition 2017 (AIAA SciTech 2017), January 9-13.

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.

Dr. Annalisa Weigel, Vice-President, Membership; Dr. James Newman III; Jim Maser, AIAA President.

“I extend my warmest congratulations to the Class of 2017 Associate Fellows,” said AIAA President Jim Maser. “Each of these individuals has performed extraordinary work and advanced the state of the art in aerospace science and technology. I look forward to celebrating their achievements with them at AIAA SciTech 2017 this January. AIAA thanks them for their efforts, and we look forward to seeing how their continued work and effort will shape the future of aerospace.”

AIAA is the largest aerospace professional society in the world, serving a diverse range of more than 30,000 individual members from 88 countries, and 95 corporate members. Zhili Zhang, from  the University of Tennessee Knoxville, was also inducted. You can view the full list of inductees here.


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