The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has named two GT-AE faculty, Dr. John-Paul Clarke and Dr. Marilyn J. Smith, to its 2016 class of AIAA Fellows.
The longtime GT-AE professors are among just 24 individuals elected to the prestigious honor, which AIAA confers upon "individuals in recognition of their notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences or technology of aeronautics and astronautics."
Clarke and Smith will be officially inducted during the 2016 Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala, to be held in June in Washington, DC.
“AIAA Honorary Fellows and Fellows represent the best of the aerospace community,” said AIAA President Jim Albaugh. “These individuals have advanced the state of the art of aerospace science and technology, making unique contributions to the profession."
Professor Clarke has made several important contributions in the areas of air traffic management, aircraft operations, and airline operations – the three key elements of the air transportation system – and has been recognized globally for developing, among other things, key analytical foundations for the Continuous Descent Arrival (CDA) and novel concepts for robust airline scheduling. Earlier this winter, he received the Commander’s Award for Public Service from the Army Science Board (ASB).
A noted expert in rotorcraft research, Professor Smith was recently named a Technical Fellow by the American Helicopter Society. Her research includes, but is not limited to advanced numerical methods and engineering analysis associated with unsteady fluid mechanics, applied to the interdisciplinary problems involving aeroelasticity or fluid-structure interaction.