Trevor Elliott works on one of the projects he led this year to help health care workers battling COVID-19.

Trevor Elliott, UC Foundation assistant professor in mechanical engineering, has been selected as one of 132 people nationwide to be a 2021 Associate Fellows in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

The title 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,” according to a release by the organization.

In May, Elliott and his students worked on concepts to make filters for masks similar to the N95 respirator masks, which were in short supply at the time for health care workers fighting COVID-19. That same month, he also led a project that used 3D printers to help make face shields for health care workers.

To be selected as an Associate Fellow, an individual must be an AIAA senior member in good standing with at least 12 years professional experience and be recommended by a minimum of three current Fellows.


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