Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Writer: Becky Stines
Dr. Joe Majdalani, Arnold Chair of Excellence at the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI), was honored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) for his consistent contributions to the aerospace engineering profession since 1991.
He is one of several aerospace propulsion experts who were elevated to the Associate Fellow rank in a special ceremony conducted this year at the 49th Aerospace Sciences Meeting held in Orlando, FL, on January 4, 2011.
Dr. Majdalani was nominated by Dr. Trevor Moeller, MABE Assistant Professor at UTSI. The nomination was based on several distinct factors, especially his substantial contributions to the modeling of injection and swirl driven combustion chambers, acoustic instability, and high speed flow analysis.