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Majdalani Receives Highest Tennessee AIAA Award

Joe Majdalani, UTSI Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering, was recently honored with the most prestigious award given out by the Tennessee Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the General H. H. Arnold Award. The award is in recognition of Majdalani’s outstanding personal contributions to the advancement of compressible flow theory and rocket internal ballistics. Majdalani (left) is shown at the recent awards luncheon held at the Arnold Lakeside Club, accepting a plaque from Trevor Moeller, who nominated him. Moeller is also a UTSI professor, and serves on AIAA’s Plasmadynamics and Lasers Technical Committee. Majdalani serves on AIAA’s Hybrid Rockets Technical Committee. In addition to Moeller, Majdalani is deeply grateful to Don Daniel, Roy Schulz, Ahmad Vakili, and Greg Sedrick from UTSI, and Martin Chiaverini, William Knuth, and Ronald Teeter from Orbital Technologies Corporation, all colleagues who supported his nomination. Majdalani lives in Tullahoma with his beautiful wife, Inna, and their two children, George and Laura.