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					SAE Aerospace Award Presentations
…honoring those who have contributed significantly to technological advancements and to the Society’s success

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Los Angeles Convention Center Los Angeles, California, USA

Held in conjunction with the 2007 SAE AeroTech Congress & Exhibition

SAE Award & Recognition Programs
Perhaps the most satisfying recognition that an individual in any profession can achieve is peer recognition of accomplishments. This type of recognition is not only gratifying but frequently is the spur to even greater accomplishment, with the result being technological and, often, social benefits for the individual’s associates, employer and the general public. Since its founding in 1905, SAE has established and operated programs which have recognized outstanding achievements in the design, engineering, and production of various forms of vehicles and their components, systems, and materials. The purpose of SAE’s Award & Recognition program is to: • Provide an incentive to SAE members and others associated with mobility engineering to make significant engineering contributions or to render outstanding service to SAE through their leadership, service on committees, or presentation of outstanding oral or written presentations and to recognize those contributions. • Enhance the perceived image of SAE and the profession of mobility engineering by calling attention to outstanding contributions. • Encourage entry into the automotive engineering profession, motivate practitioners to achievement, and make SAE more attractive to its present and potential members. SAE administers more than 60 award and recognition programs and co-sponsors three programs in cooperation with sister societies. For additional information on each of these programs, visit www.sae.org/awards

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SAE Aerospace Award Presentations
Wednesday, September 9, 2007

Richard O. Schaum 2007 SAE President

Dr. Ronald E. York SAE Vice President Aerospace

Raymond A. Morris SAE Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Frank Flores AeroTech Executive Chair

Giorgio Accolti-Gil AeroTech General Chair

Table of Contents
Welcome and Opening Remarks ...............................................................................Dr. Ronald E. York Emcee ........................................................................................................................................Giorgio Accolti-Gil Presentation of Awards.....................................................................................................Dr. Ronald E. York

Honors and Awards (listed in order of presentation)
William Littlewood Memorial Lecture/Reception 0:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 2007 William Littlewood Memorial Lecture .................................................................................... 2 2007 Forest R. McFarland Award ........................................................................................................... 5 2006 Technical Standards Board Outstanding Contribution Award................................... 6 2006 & 2007 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award......................................................................... 8 2006 & 2007 SAE Aerospace Chair Award ...................................................................................4 2005 & 2006 Charles M. Manly Memorial Medal .......................................................................6 2005 & 2006 Wright Brothers Medal ................................................................................................9 2005 Arch T. Colwell Merit Award .......................................................................................................25 2007 Thomas H. Speller Award .............................................................................................................30 2006 & 2007 Bruce R. Aubin Aerospace Customer Support Award for Excellence ......................................................................................................................................3 AeroTech Banquet 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. 2005 & 2006 Franklin W. Kolk Air Transportation Progress Award .................................34 2005 & 2006 Marvin Whitlock Award ..............................................................................................36 2005 & 2006 SAE Clarence L. “Kelly” Johnson Aerospace Vehicle Design and Development Award.......................................................................................................................38 2007 SAE Aerospace Engineering Leadership Award ..............................................................4



2007 William Littlewood Memorial Lecture
Wednesday, September 9, 2007 0:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Room 502A
This award, established in 97, recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of air transport engineering. The award perpetuates the memory of William Littlewood, the only person ever to serve as president of both SAE (954) and the AIAA (959). He was renowned for his contributions to the design of, and operational requirements for, civil transport aircraft.

Preston A. Henne

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Preston “Pres” Henne is Senior Vice President for Programs, Engineering and Test at Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. He also is a Vice President of General Dynamics Corporation. Mr. Henne began his aerospace career in 969 at McDonnell Douglas, where he managed several advanced programs in aerodynamics and acoustics for both military and commercial aircraft. Known for his work in advanced aerodynamic technology, he was responsible for the aerodynamic design of the wing on the C-7 -- considered the most versatile aircraft in airlift history and winner of the 994 Collier Trophy for aeronautical achievement. He later served as Chief Design Engineer for the MD-80 aircraft. In 99, Mr. Henne became Vice President and General Manager of the MD-90 Program at McDonnell Douglas’ Long Beach Douglas Aircraft facility, where he oversaw the aircraft’s complete development and certification process. Joining Gulfstream in 994, Mr. Henne is credited with the design, development, test and certification of the Gulfstream V aircraft -- which was awarded the 997 Collier Trophy. He became a Vice President of General Dynamics in July 999 when the company acquired Gulfstream. As Senior Vice President, Programs, Engineering and Test, he is responsible for Gulfstream’s product program management, engineering, and flight operations. His organization was responsible for the development of the Gulfstream 550 - which was recognized with the Collier Trophy in 2003.

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Mr. Henne earned a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering with highest undergraduate honors from the University of Illinois in 969 and a master’s degree in engineering from California State University at Long Beach in 974. He is a member of the Innovation Leadership Advisory Board (ILAB) at the University of Illinois College of Engineering and of the Georgia Tech Research Corporation Board of Trustees. Mr. Henne is a Fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. His awards include the AIAA Engineer of the Year Award in 996 and the AIAA Hap Arnold Award in 200 for excellence in aeronautical program management. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2004, and in 2005 the University of Illinois recognized him with the Alumni Award for Distinguished Service.

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The awards on the following pages will be presented at the William Littlewood Memorial Lecture.

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2007 Forest R. McFarland Award
The purpose of this award is to annually recognize the outstanding contributions toward the work of the SAE Engineering Meetings Board in the planning, development, and dissemination of technical information through technical meetings, conferences and professional development programs or outstanding contributions to Engineering Meetings Board operations in facilitating or enhancing the interchanges of technical information. Established in 979, this award honors the late Forest R. McFarland who was himself an outstanding session organizer, a chairman of the Passenger Car Activity and a member of the EMB.

Michael Hirschberg
CENTRA Technology, Inc. Mr. Hirschberg is being honored in recognition of his service and contributions to the technical program of the International Powered Lift Conference (IPLC), one of the events co-located at the SAE 2005 AeroTech Congress and Exhibition. He served as IPLC Technical Program Chair and played an active role in the development of more than 20 sessions. He also organized and moderated a well-received keynote panel, “VSTOL: A New Era,” to open the conference. As an aerospace engineer at CENTRA Technology, Inc., Mr. Hirschberg provides technical and analytical support to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency on advanced unmanned aircraft concepts. Prior to joining CENTRA, he worked for six years in the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program Office, supporting the development of the X-32 and X-35 propulsion systems, and was designated as the JSF Historian. He also has several years of experience working on the F-22 Raptor and advanced propulsion systems. Hirschberg has authored or coauthored more than 50 publications, including two books, on vertical and/or short take-off and landing (V/STOL), unmanned and other advanced aircraft. Along with his SAE membership, he is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He serves on the AIAA V/STOL and History Technical Committees, and he sits on the AIAA National Capital Section executive council. Hirschberg is also an active member of the American Helicopter Society (AHS). He founded and is now the vice-chair of the AHS History Committee, serves as managing editor of the Society’s Vertiflite magazine, and sits on the AHS Advanced Vertical Flight Technical Committee. He is the recipient of SAE International’s 2006 Aerospace Chair Award. Hirschberg holds a master’s in mechanical engineering from the Catholic University of America and a bachelor’s in aerospace engineering from the University of Virginia.
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2006 Technical Standards Board Outstanding Contribution Award
This award, established in 953, recognizes individuals for outstanding service in the technical committee activities of the Society. This includes valuable contributions to the work of SAE technical committees, unusual leadership in the activities of an SAE technical committee, significant contributions as a representative of the Society to the accomplishments of technical committees of other organizations or of government agencies, and outstanding contributions to SAE technical committee work in the form of research, test methods and procedures, and/or development of standards.

Aerospace Council Recipients Eric M. Peterson
Honeywell International, Inc. Mr. Peterson is presently a Senior Staff Engineer with the active role of Flight Control System Safety Lead on the FlyBy-Wire (FBW) Flight Control Electronic System product being developed for the Boeing 787 at the Flight Control Center of Excellence in Honeywell Aerospace Electronic Systems Division. He has over 29 years experience in management, system design and analysis, and development of hardware and software for commercial and military flight critical avionic and fly-by-wire system applications. Some previous program applications include the Embraer ERJ70/90 FBW system, Fairchild Dornier 728 FBW system, NASA X29 FBW system, US Navy A-2 FBW system, MD-2 FBW system and the NASA Propulsion Controlled Aircraft (PCA) demonstration program. Mr. Peterson is an active member of the SAE S-8, Aircraft Safety Committee and is presently serving as committee vice-chairman. He is also a member of the AeroTech General Committee 2007 and a member of the Advances in Aviation Safety (AIAS) Conference General Committee. He has served as Conference Panelist at AIAS ’98, Conference Panel Organizer for AIAS ’99 and for AIAS 2003. Mr. Peterson provided key contributions to the industry documents, “Guidelines and Methods for Conducting the Safety Assessment Process on Civil Airborne Systems and Equipment”, ARP 476 and ARP 550, “Safety Assessment Methods and Tools to Support Safety Management of Transport Airplanes in Commercial Service.” He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Montana State University.
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Richard C. Welch

Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation For the past 8 years, Mr. Welch has been a Principal Engineer performing studies for alternative and more-integrated aircraft power systems and advanced technologies at Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation. He has been with Hamilton Sundstrand for 26 years; first in simulation and control systems design, and then for 6 years in mechanical design of transmissions and generators, including preliminary and detail design engineering. Mr. Welch has been an active member of SAE technical committee AE-, Engine Accessory Installations, for 0 years, and has contributed his expertise to AE-6, Starting Systems and Auxiliary Power, for the past two years. He is a member of AIAA and a charter member of their newly formed Energy Optimized Aircraft & Systems Program Committee. In 978, Mr. Welch graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in mechanical engineering technology from Northern Illinois University. He finished his M.S.M.E.T. there two years later as he began his career with Hamilton Sundstrand.

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Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award
This award annually recognizes outstanding engineering educators, offering them an opportunity to become acquainted with the professional activities of the automotive and aerospace industries. The program accomplishes this by underwriting the costs of bringing award recipients to an SAE meeting to participate in hosted industry tours and one-on-one meetings with industry professionals. Established in 965, this award is funded through a generous contribution by the late Ralph R. Teetor, 936 SAE President, who believed that engineering educators are the most effective link between engineering students and their future careers.

2006 Recipients Dr. John L. Crassidis
University at Buffalo, State University of New York Dr. Crassidis is an Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He held previous academic appointments at Texas A&M University and the Catholic University of America, and was a NASA Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Goddard Space Flight Center where he worked on a number of attitude control and estimation projects for actual spacecraft. He has authored over 90 journal and conference papers, and he is the principal author of a new textbook entitled “Optimal Estimation of Dynamic Systems.” He is also the director of the Advanced Navigation & Control Systems (ANCS) laboratory, which emphasizes an integrated approach for analytical, computational and experimental research for a wide variety of aerospace applications. Dr. Crassidis has received many awards for his achievements, including best paper awards for the 200 and 2003 Guidance, Navigation & Control conferences, and the University at Buffalo Young Investigator award. Currently, he is the Chair-Elect of the National Technical Committee on guidance, navigation and control, where he also served as the Education Subcommittee Chair. He helped to develop a graduate student award for research endeavors that will impact one or more of the areas of guidance, navigation and control as part of their graduate studies, and he organized several student conferences to promote the aerospace discipline. Dr. Crassidis holds a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.
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Dr. Lyon B. King

Michigan Technological University Dr. King is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Technological University. His expertise is in the area of electric space propulsion, plasma physics, and space system design. He is also the founder and president of Aerophysics, Inc., a small R&D firm developing novel technologies for homeland defense and space military applications. Dr. King earned his BS and MS from the University of Michigan. He also earned his PhD in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan and as a result of his doctoral research, earned the AIAA Outstanding Paper in Electric Propulsion in 999. He was awarded a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, which he performed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado. Dr. King has published numerous scientific papers and holds a patent for spacecraft ion rockets. While working as a graduate co-op at NASA-Johnson Space Center, he was the recipient of the NASA Group Achievement Award, the Johnson Space Center Group Achievement Award, the Aeroscience Branch Top Ace Award, and the NASA Employee GEM Award. Dr. King was named a Fellow of the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts in 200. In 2004, he received the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Award, and was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in a White House ceremony.

Dr. Paul Y. Oh
Drexel University Dr. Oh is the P.C. Chou Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Drexel University, and is also the Director of the Drexel Autonomous Systems Lab. He co-chairs the IEEE Technical Committee on Aerial Robotics and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for the Robotics and Automation Society, was a NASA summer faculty fellow at the Jet Propulsion Lab in 2002, and was also an ONR summer faculty fellow at the Naval Research Lab in 2003. Dr. Oh was formerly an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University’s mechanical engineering department. His professional experience includes working at companies such as Bell Atlantic Science and Technology Labs, Oerlikon Aerospace, CAE Electronics and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology.

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Dr. Oh has published numerous documents. As well as being a member of SAE, he is also a member of the IEEE, ASME, and AUVSI. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from McGill University, his masters in mechanical design and production from Seoul National University, and his masters and PhD in mechanical engineering from Columbia University.

Dr. David B. Spencer
Pennsylvania State University Dr. Spencer is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of spaceflight engineering, and include theoretical and applied astrodynamics, trajectory optimization and spacecraft mission analysis and design. Prior to joining Penn State, Dr. Spencer was a program manager at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and was a member of the technical staff at The Aerospace Corporation. He is an Associate Fellow in AIAA, a Senior Member in AAS, and a member of ASEE and ASME. He is also an Associate Editor for the AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. Dr. Spencer holds a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a M.S. in aeronautics and astronautics from Purdue University, and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Kentucky.

2007 Recipients Dr. John P. Borg
Marquette University Dr. Borg has been an Assistant Professor within the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Marquette University since 2002. His primary area of research involves shock physics phenomenology. His recent work has focused on deriving constitutive relations and equations of state suitable for energetic and granular materials undergoing shock compression events. He has also performed extensive studies in areas of shock driven liquid breakup phenomenology. Before coming to Marquette, Dr. Borg was a lead scientist for the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Virginia from 997 to 2002. He received an NSF International Postdoctoral Fellowship to pursue a post-doc at Cambridge University from 996 to 997.
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Dr. Borg received his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Memphis in 990, his Masters in aerospace engineering from Notre Dame in 992 and his PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 996. He has been a registered professional engineer in the state of Wisconsin since 2004. Dr. Borg has twice been awarded the Teacher of the Year within Mechanical Engineering at Marquette University and has been awarded the Satellite Initiative Award from the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium. He has also been involved in international service learning at Marquette, and is currently leading a team of undergraduates in a project to provide clean water in remote areas of Guatemala utilizing solar energy.

Dr. Rick Lind

University of Florida Dr. Lind is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida. His research areas encompass flight control and the effects of aeroservoelasticity. Currently he is the Principal Investigator on several projects to develop agile and autonomous micro air vehicles. His program includes the adoption of biologically-inspired morphing to enhance agility and vision-based feedback for autonomy. The resulting vehicles and associated flight tests of these technologies have been featured on the Discovery Channel and the National Geographic Channel along with numerous television and print media. Dr. Lind was employed from 996 to 200 by NASA at the Dryden Flight Research Center. His works in the Aerostructures Branch focused on techniques to analyze stability and control of aircraft with structural flexibility. These efforts resulted in a patent for a flight test tool called the flutterometer that robustly predicts the onset of instabilities during envelope expansion and has been used during clearance for a variety of military and commercial aircraft. He is an Associate Fellow of AIAA and a member of SAE and AUVSI. Dr. Lind received a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Minnesota in 995.



Dr. Joseph C. Majdalani

University of Tennessee Space Institute Dr. Majdalani is the Jack D. Whitfield Professor of High Speed Flows, a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Tennessee (UTSI). He held previous appointments as a tenured Associate Professor at Marquette University, a Teaching Fellow at the University of Utah, and a consultant to several engineering and intellectual property firms. These include ORBITEC, Software and Engineering Associates, Sarcos, SC Johnson Professional, and Packard, Packard and Johnson. An author of more than 30 articles, Dr. Majdalani has recently contributed three book chapters on the Fundamentals of Hybrid Rocket Combustion and Propulsion published by the AIAA Progress Series. He has also served as guest Associate Editor for the ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology. Dr. Majdalani has received several awards for his achievements, including the 998 College of Engineering Research Award, Faculty Fellowship Award, and both 999 and 2000 Outstanding Teaching Awards from Marquette University. He has received NASA’s 2002 and 2003 Faculty Research Infrastructure Awards, the 2002 Higher Education Incentive Award and, from the National Science Foundation, the Faculty Early Career Award in 2003 and the International Research and Education in Engineering Award in 2006. An author of AIAA’s 2005 Solid Rockets Best Paper, he is the AIAA Technical Expert in Analytic Approaches to Hybrid Rocket Flowfields. He is a 2006 Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a Professional Engineer, and serves on the External Advisory Board of CSAR, the Center for Simulation of Advanced Rockets, University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign. Dr. Majdalani earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the American University of Beirut, and his master’s and doctorate degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah.

Dr. Brian P. Mann
University of Missouri Dr. Mann is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Missouri. His general research interests are in vibration phenomena, nonlinear dynamics, and in the influence of time delays on stability. More specifically, he is interested in investigating problem areas where vibrations or dynamic phenomena provide challenging design issues for the automotive and aerospace industries. His past experience includes five years working as an automotive and aerospace engineer while he received his M.Sc.
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degree in mechanical engineering from Washington University. Past employers include DaimlerChrysler and McDonnell Douglas. Dr. Mann is the author of more than 2 journal publications and holds 2 patents. He is a member of SAE, ASEE, SEM and ASME where he has chaired/organized more than 8 technical sessions. He was awarded the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship while completing his D.Sc. degree at Washington University, and is a recipient of an NSF CAREER Award.

Dr. Piergiovanni Marzocca
Clarkson University Dr. Pier Marzocca has been working in the field of aerospace engineering since 996 and is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson University. His main research interests are in the area of aero-thermo-elasticity, unsteady aerodynamics, structural dynamics and controls. Dr. Marzocca’s work has focused primarily on the design, modeling and analysis of aircraft structures and their non-linear dynamic behavior in incompressible, subsonic compressible and supersonic flight speed regimes, and in particular the understanding of unsafe sub-critical flutter instability in aircraft. The importance of this work is that sub-critical instability reduces the maximum safe speed that an aircraft can fly, a key performance parameter for advanced aircraft. Dr. Marzocca’s past research experience include the design, modeling and analysis of high altitude long endurance unmanned vehicles and experimental work in the field of composite structures. He has been also consultant engineer in the field of the structural dynamics for CSA Engineering Inc., Archemide Advanced Composite Inc., MacNeal-Schwendler Corp. Dr. Marzocca’s research work has been published in major international journals, including AIAA Journal, Journal of Aircraft, Journal of Guidance, Journal of Guidance, Dynamics, and Control, Aerospace Science and Technology. He is also co-editor of two proceedings books on thermal stresses and related topics. Dr. Marzocca has also been invited to present seminars and lectures in USA and abroad, including Europe, Russia, China and South Korea. He has received several awards, and is a member of SAE, AIAA, ASME, ASEE, and AHS. He received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. in aeronautical engineering from Politecnico di Torino. Prior to joining Clarkson University, he was appointed Post Doc Associate and Visiting Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech. He is also currently appointed as Visiting Professor in the Aerospace Structure Department at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

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SAE Aerospace Chair Award
This award, established in 1997, recognizes outstanding leadership demonstrated by chairs of committees under the SAE Aerospace Council and the Air & Space Group.

2006 Air & Space Group Recipient Michael J. Hirschberg
CENTRA Technology, Inc. Mr. Hirschberg is being recognized for his service and contributions to the technical program of the International Powered Lift Conference (IPLC), one of the events colocated at the 2005 AeroTech Congress and Exhibition. In addition to serving as IPLC Technical Program Chair, and playing an active role in the development of two dozen sessions, he organized and moderated a well-received keynote panel, “VSTOL: A New Era.” As an aerospace engineer at CENTRA Technology, Inc., Mr. Hirschberg provides technical and analytical support to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency on advanced unmanned aircraft concepts. Prior to joining CENTRA, he worked for six years in the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program Office, supporting the development of the X-32 and X-35 propulsion systems, and was designated as the JSF Historian. He also has several years of experience working on the F22 Raptor and advanced propulsion systems. Mr. Hirschberg has authored or co-authored more than 50 publications, including two books, on vertical and/or short take-off and landing (V/STOL), unmanned and other advanced aircraft. Along with his SAE membership, he is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He serves on the AIAA V/STOL and History Technical Committees, and he sits on the AIAA National Capital Section executive council. Hirschberg is also an active member of the American Helicopter Society (AHS). He founded and is now the vice-chair of the AHS History Committee, serves as managing editor of the Society’s Vertiflite magazine, and sits on the AHS Advanced Vertical Flight Technical Committee. Mr. Hirschberg holds a master’s in mechanical engineering from the Catholic University of America and a bachelor’s in aerospace engineering from the University of Virginia.

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2007 Air & Space Group Recipient John K. Anderson
Triumph Aerospace Systems Mr. Anderson is currently the Vice President at Triumph Aerospace Systems in Newport News, Virginia. Throughout his 8 years at Triumph he has held various positions including Business Unit Manager, Director of Programs and now VP of Business Development. He has over 20 years experience in the aerospace industry working on research and development programs. He started out as an Air Force officer and separated from them as a Captain. He worked at Pratt & Whitney for  years, developing advanced fans, compressors and rocket turbopumps.

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Charles M. Manly Memorial Medal
This award, established in 928, recognizes the author(s) of the best paper(s) relating to theory or practice in the design or construction of, or research on, aerospace engines, their parts, components, or accessories at a meeting of the Society or its sections during the calendar year. The award commemorates the contributions made by Charles M. Manly, SAE’s President in 99, to the field of aeronautical engineering.

2005 Recipients
The following authors have been selected to receive this award for their outstanding technical paper entitled, “State of the Art in Sub-scale STOVL Hot Gas Ingestion Wind Tunnel Test Techniques” (SAE Paper No. 2005-01-3158).

Richard G. Cook
BAE Systems Mr. Cook has worked for BAE Systems on the JSF program for the last six years. He is currently Flight Sciences Lead at BAE Systems, Warton, where he focuses on JSF and aircraft carrier integration. Until recently, he was located at Fort Worth, Texas, working with Lockheed Martin, a partner on the JSF program, as a senior engineer for the Propulsion Aerodynamics Team. He was responsible for leading the STOVL Hot Gas Ingestion wind tunnel test program for JSF. Mr. Cook has several published works to his credit and received many awards as a student, including the Royal Aeronautical Society Prize for Most Distinguished Aerospace Engineering Degree and the British Aerospace Prize for Best Individual Degree Project. He was also a member of a BAE Systems team that won the Chairman’s Silver Award in 2005 for JSF STOVL propulsion performance enhancement. Mr. Cook is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He holds a degree in aerospace engineering with first class honors from Kingston University.

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Peter Curtis
BAE Systems Mr. Curtis is the leader of an engineering shared service within BAE Systems’ Military Air Solutions division. His interest lies in propulsion aerodynamics and his recent work has focused on hot gas ingestion issues with the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter program and hover performance improvements for Harrier aircraft. He has extensive experience in STOVL aerodynamics, having been involved in the research, concept evaluation and development programs for the past 20 years. The author of many technical papers, Mr. Curtis also co-authored a recently published book on VSTOL aerodynamics. He is a Chartered Engineer and a member of both the Royal Aeronautical Society and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He holds a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Queen Mary College in London.

Peter Fenton
BAE Systems Mr. Fenton is a Wind Tunnel Project Supervisor at BAE Systems, Warton, where he has been actively involved with all aspects of the JSF hot gas ingestion model, including its design, manufacture, testing and development. He joined the wind tunnel department at BAE Systems in 978. Since then, he has worked on a large variety of aircraft projects in the numerous test facilities at Warton and worked in the aerodynamics department, focusing on performance, propulsion and static loads. He also worked on the ASTOVL program at McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, Mo. Mr. Fenton served as a BAE Systems apprentice and holds a Higher National Certificate in mechanical engineering.

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2006 Recipient
The following author has been selected to receive this award for his outstanding technical paper entitled “Hybrid Power Generation for Achieving Airship Neutral Buoyancy” (SAE Paper No. 2006-01-3089).

Christopher M. Severns
The Boeing Company Mr. Severns is a Senior Electrical Power Systems Design Engineer for the Boeing Company in Seattle where he has worked since 99. He currently supports several programs; the E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft, the 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft, and the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) proposal effort. Recently, he was the Lead Engineer of the Electrical Power System team on the E-0A Multi-sensor Command and Control Aircraft (MC2A). While at Boeing, he has also worked on the 777-200 twin jet in Manufacturing Engineering, the International Space Station electrical power system, the Joint Strike Fighter, and the ion-propulsion system for the Teledesic high-bandwidth internet satellite project. Mr. Severns has 2 combined years of service in the US Navy and Naval Reserve. He holds a B. S. degree in physics and a M. S. in electrical engineering-power systems.

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Wright Brothers Medal
Established in 927, this award recognizes the author(s) of the best paper(s) relating to the invention, development, design, construction, or operation of an aircraft and/or spacecraft presented at a meeting of the Society or any of its sections. This award honors Orville (an early SAE member) and Wilbur Wright, the first successful builders and operators of heavier-than-air flying equipment.

2005 Recipients
The following authors have been selected to receive this award for their outstanding technical paper entitled, “Lyophilization for Water Recovery III, System Design” (SAE Paper No. 2005-01-3084).

Dr. Eric J. Litwiller

Enterprise Advisory Services Inc. NASA Ames Research Center Dr. Litwiller develops physicochemical processes for waste treatment and resource recycling at the NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. His current research focuses on improving spacecraft life support systems. During his career, he has helped design, build and test a variety of innovative chemical process prototypes, including systems for high recovery reverse osmosis, vapor compression distillation, incineration, and supercritical water oxidation. Dr. Litwiller holds a bachelor’s in civil and environmental engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. His master’s and doctoral degrees are in civil and environmental engineering from Stanford University.

Dr. Martin Reinhard
Stanford University Dr. Reinhard has been a Research Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University since 984. His research focuses on water reuse, remediation, and water treatment technologies. He has co-authored one book, and has written or contributed to more than20 journal articles and book chapters.

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Dr. Reinhard has been honored with the James Farrell Faculty Advisor Award, co-sponsored by CH2M-Hill and the Association of Environmental Engineering Professors, and the Jack Edward McKee Medal, sponsored by the Water Environment Federation. He has also been recognized by Thomson Scientific as “Highly Cited Researcher in Ecology and the Environment.” He is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Geophysical Union and the Association of Environmental Engineering Professors. He holds a doctoral degree in technical sciences from ETH-Zürich, Switzerland.

John W. Fisher

NASA Ames Research Center Mr. Fisher is the agency lead for space mission waste management technology development at NASA. He has been a lead engineer in life support research and development at the NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, for 6 years. Before joining NASA, he worked in chemical engineering for such companies as DuPont, American Cyanamid and Chevron Chemical Company. Mr. Fisher has authored or co-authored more than 50 journal and conference publications. He was recognized at the 36th International Conference on Environmental Systems with the Award for Technical Excellence. He is a member of the American Institute for Chemical Engineers. Mr. Fisher holds a bachelor’s in chemical engineering and a bachelor’s in psychology from Rutgers University. He also holds a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Stanford University.

Michael T. Flynn

NASA Ames Research Center Mr. Flynn is the principal investigator for the Advanced Life Support Program at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. With more than 7 years of experience in the research and development of advanced life support systems, he is also the lead researcher for the Center’s development of advanced water recycling systems. Mr. Flynn has authored or co-authored more than 50 technical papers in his area of interest. He holds a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from San Francisco State University.

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2006 Recipients
The following authors have been selected to receive this award for their outstanding technical paper entitled, “Development and Testing of a Microwave Powered Solid Waste Stabilization and Water Recovery System” (SAE Paper No. 2006-01-2182).

Richard R. Wheeler. Jr.
UMPQUA Research Co. Mr. Wheeler was the Senior Research Engineer for the Microwave Powered Solid Waste Stabilization and Water Recovery project which is the subject of this award. He has been employed as a Research Engineer at UMPQUA since 989 and has extensive experience in the design and development of novel microwave technologies and in control systems design and implementation. Prior to joining UMPQUA, he served as a Systems Engineer with Boeing Aerospace. Mr. Wheeler is the author or co-author of over 30 technical publications in the field of environmental life support systems. He has received 9 NASA Certificates of Recognition and has been awarded two U.S. patents. Mr. Wheeler is a member of the Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Control Systems and Electrical Engineering. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Oregon State University and a B.S. in physics from Eastern Oregon State College.

Neal M. Hadley

UMPQUA Research Co. Mr. Hadley is currently working as a Technologist on microwave plasma based methods for hydrogen production via methane pyrolysis. He has been with UMPQUA Research Company since 988, working on numerous NASA funded projects relating to regenerative life support for long duration manned spaceflight. Mr. Hadley holds a B.A. in environmental biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Roger W. Dahl

UMPQUA Research Co. Mr. Dahl currently serves as Senior Design Engineer at UMPQUA Research Company where he is responsible for the design and assembly of prototype systems for fluidized bed methane pyrolysis and gas-phase catalytic oxidation of contaminants produced by primary solid waste treatment technologies. He has been employed by UMPQUA Research Company since 974 and has participated in numerous programs relating to the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, and Advanced Life Support systems. Mr. Dahl holds an A.S. degree in mechanical engineering.

Thomas W. Williams
UMPQUA Research Co. Mr. Williams is currently a Research Scientist working in the UMPQUA Research Company’s (URC) R&D division, which focuses on advanced life support for aerospace applications. He also serves URC as staff microbiologist in the Analytical Services division. Prior to employment with URC, Mr. Williams worked in the food production industry as a production supervisor and QC laboratory analyst. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Willamette University in 996.

Dr. James R. Akse
UMPQUA Research Co. Dr. Akse is the Vice President - R&D Director at UMPQUA Research Company (URC). During his years at UMPQUA, he has engaged in a broad range of research interests including water and air purification technology, the development of closed loop life support systems, analytical instrumentation, and materials science. He has worked extensively in the area of catalyst development for the destruction of airborne and waterborne contaminants, the synthesis of advanced magnetic materials for diagnostic applications and employment as catalysts in magnetically stabilized fluidized bed reactors, and the use of solid phase reagents to reduce supply logistics for analytical devices. Dr. Akse has also participated in the development of biocatalysts, ion exchange technology, electrochemical water purification systems, a microwave based ultra-high temperature water sterilization and endotoxin removal system, suitable for the production of water for injection
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(WFI), and the preparation of antimicrobial media and coatings. In addition, he has been instrumental in the development of new analytical devices for the quantitation of ammonia, alcohols, and Total Organic Carbon (TOC) in water, and for CO2 in air and water. Prior to joining URC in 989, Dr. Akse served as Manager of Research and Development and as Project Group Leader with NV Phillips, Discrete Products Division. Dr. Akse has many published documents and patents, and is a recipient of eleven NASA Certificates of Recognition. Dr. Akse is a member of SAE, the American Ceramic Society, the American Chemical Society, and the Electrochemical Society. Dr. Akse received a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Washington, and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Arizona State University. He was also a Postdoctoral Research Associate in analytical chemistry at the University of Wisconsin. Currently Dr. Akse holds courtesy faculty appointments in Chemistry at Oregon State University and the University of Oregon.

James E. Atwater
UMPQUA Research Co. Mr. Atwater is the President of UMPQUA Research Company. He is also the Principal Investigator (PI) for the project which is the subject of this award, and for two projects which recover hydrogen from methane using microwave plasma and fluidized bed pyrolysis reactors. He has previously served as Principal Investigator on 5 projects sponsored by NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF), and was a Co-Investigator on 6 projects funded by NASA, NSF, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Energy (DOE), and Department of Defense (DOD). Mr. Atwater is the author of more than 00 technical publications, including 46 papers published in peer reviewed journals. He has been awarded five US patents, and is the recipient of 3 NASA Certificates of Recognition. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Chemistry, the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, and the American Institute of Chemistry. He is alsl a Senior Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and a member of the American Chemical Society and Chemical Institute of Canada. Mr. Atwater holds a B.A. degree in chemistry, a B.S. degree in molecular & cellular biology, a PChem, a CChE and a CChem.

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Frank C. Garmon
UMPQUA Research Co. Mr. Garmon is a Chief Microbiologist with UMPQUA Research Company (URC). He has participated in numerous projects relating to disinfection and sterilization during his 8 year tenure at URC. Prior to that, he was a Research Microbiologist with Neptune Micro Floc during development of the Activated Biofilter Process for advanced wastewater treatement. Mr. Garmon has a B.S. in microbiology from Oregon State University.

John W. Fisher

NASA Ames Research Center Mr. Fisher is the agency lead for space mission waste management technology development at NASA. He has been a lead engineer in life support research and development at the NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, for 6 years. Before joining NASA, he worked in chemical engineering for such companies as DuPont, American Cyanamid and Chevron Chemical Company. Mr. Fisher has authored or co-authored more than 50 journal and conference publications. He was recognized at the 36th International Conference on Environmental Systems with the Award for Technical Excellence. He is a member of the American Institute for Chemical Engineers. Mr. Fisher holds a bachelor’s in chemical engineering and a bachelor’s in psychology from Rutgers University. He also holds a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Stanford University.

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2005 Arch T. Colwell Merit Award
This award recognizes authors of papers of outstanding technical or professional merit presented at an SAE meeting or any of its sections. Papers are judged primarily for their value as new contributions to existing knowledge of mobility engineering. Established in 965, this award is funded through a generous contribution from Arch T. Colwell, 94 SAE President, who served SAE in many capacities for nearly 50 years. His own technical papers were outstanding examples of engineering excellence and clear writing. The following authors have been selected to receive this award for their outstanding technical paper entitled, “Lyophilization for Water Recovery III, System Design” (SAE Paper No. 2005-01-3084).

Dr. Eric J. Litwiller

Enterprise Advisory Services Inc. NASA Ames Research Center Dr. Litwiller develops physicochemical processes for waste treatment and resource recycling at the NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. His current research focuses on improving spacecraft life support systems. During his career, he has helped design, build and test a variety of innovative chemical process prototypes, including systems for high recovery reverse osmosis, vapor compression distillation, incineration, and supercritical water oxidation. Dr. Litwiller holds a bachelor’s in civil and environmental engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. His master’s and doctoral degrees are in civil and environmental engineering from Stanford University.

Dr. Martin Reinhard
Stanford University Dr. Reinhard has been a Research Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University since 984. His research focuses on water reuse, remediation, and water treatment technologies. He has co-authored one book, and has written or contributed to more than20 journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Reinhard has been honored with the James Farrell Faculty Advisor Award, co-sponsored by CH2M-Hill and the Association of Environmental Engineering
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Professors, and the Jack Edward McKee Medal, sponsored by the Water Environment Federation. He has also been recognized by Thomson Scientific as “Highly Cited Researcher in Ecology and the Environment.” He is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Geophysical Union and the Association of Environmental Engineering Professors. He holds a doctoral degree in technical sciences from ETH-Zürich, Switzerland.

John W. Fisher

NASA Ames Research Center Mr. Fisher is the agency lead for space mission waste management technology development at NASA. He has been a lead engineer in life support research and development at the NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, for 6 years. Before joining NASA, he worked in chemical engineering for such companies as DuPont, American Cyanamid and Chevron Chemical Company. Mr. Fisher has authored or co-authored more than 50 journal and conference publications. He was recognized at the 36th International Conference on Environmental Systems with the Award for Technical Excellence. He is a member of the American Institute for Chemical Engineers. Mr. Fisher holds a bachelor’s in chemical engineering and a bachelor’s in psychology from Rutgers University. He also holds a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Stanford University.

Michael T. Flynn

NASA Ames Research Center Mr. Flynn is the principal investigator for the Advanced Life Support Program at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. With more than 7 years of experience in the research and development of advanced life support systems, he is also the lead researcher for the Center’s development of advanced water recycling systems. Mr. Flynn has authored or co-authored more than 50 technical papers in his area of interest. He holds a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from San Francisco State University.

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The following authors have been selected to receive this award for their outstanding technical paper entitled, “NASA Heavy Lift Rotorcraft Systems Investigation” (SAE Paper No. 2005-01-3149).

Dr. Wayne Johnson

NASA Ames Research Center Dr. Johnson is currently employed by NASA at the Aeromechanics Branch, Ames. He previously worked for the United States Army and NASA at the 40 by 80 Wind Tunnel Branch, located at the Ames Research Center. Dr. Johnson is also the owner of a software company, Johnson Aeronautics, and was instrumental in developing the comprehensive helicopter Analysis code CAMRAD II. Dr. Johnson has published around 90 papers and reports on aerodynamics, aeroelasticity, dynamics, noise control, handling qualities and tiltrotors. He is the author of the book entitled “Helicopter Theory”. Dr. Johnson is a member of the American Helicopter Society and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He received his bachelors and masters degrees in aeronautical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as his ScD in fluid mechanics.

Dr. Gloria K. Yamauchi
NASA Ames Research Center Dr. Yamauchi has served in leadership roles for NASA in the area of rotorcraft research. She was the Manager of the Rotorcraft Sector of the NASA Vehicle Systems Program from 2003-2005. She is currently the Project Scientist for the Subsonic Rotary Wing Project of NASA’s Fundamental Aeronautics Program. In this capacity, she helps guide the technical content of rotorcraft research within NASA. Dr. Yamauchi has over 24 years experience with NASA in rotorcraft experimental and computational aeromechanics research. Some of her specific areas of research include tiltrotor aeroacoustics, rotor tip vortex characterization using the Particle Image Velcoimetry technique, and rotorcraft/ship aerodynamic interaction experiments. Dr. Yamauchi has 35 formal, referenceable and other publications to her credit, as well as having been honored with numerous awards. She received her bachelors degree from Cornell University and her masters and PhD from Stanford University.
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Michael E. Watts

NASA Langley Research Center Mr. Watts worked for NASA at Ames Research Center from 98 to 2000. He began in the Rotorcraft Technology Branch as a member of the flight test team for the Tip Aero-Acoustic Test (TAAT) specializing in aerodynamics and acoustics, and then worked in rotorcraft flight testing and acted in various capacities ranging from Project Engineer to Group Leader. In 993, he transferred to the Computational Sciences Division (IC) to work on microphone array data acquisition and analysis systems. From 995 to 998 he was the IC Team Leader for the Microphone Array Phased Processing System (MAPPS). During the tenure in IC, Mr. Watts was also the Level II Project Manager of the Intelligent System Controls and Operations Project of the Information Technology Base R&T Program. He served as the Deputy Program Manager for the Rotorcraft Base R&T Program from 999 until 2000, and then moved on to Langley Research Center. During his tenure, he has been Langley Rotorcraft Program Manager, UEET PAI Project Manager, Rotorcraft Sector Deputy Manager, Deputy Project Manager for the NASA Subsonic Rotary Wing Project and is currently Associate Principle Investigator-Acoustics, NASA Subsonic Rotary Wing Project. Mr. Watts graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. and M.S. in aerospace engineering in 979 and 980.

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The following authors have been selected to receive this award for their outstanding technical paper entitled, “Development of a Fuzzy Expert System for Aviation Risk Modeling” (SAE Paper No. 2005-01-3357).

Dr. Michael Hadjimichael
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Dr. Hadjimichael is a computer scientist in the Marine Meteorology Division of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Monterey, California. He has been involved in aviation risk assessment for seven years. His research interests focus on applications of artificial intelligence methods. Dr. Hadjimichael is the recipient of a Research Associateship Award from the National Research Council. He is also a member of the Association for Computing Machinery and the Computer Society of the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He earned his bachelor’s in physics and computer science from Cornell University; his master’s in computer science from the State University of New York, Stony Brook; and his doctorate in computer science from the University of Regina, Canada.

Dr. John McCarthy

Aviation Weather Associates Dr. McCarthy is President of Aviation Weather Associates, Inc., in Palm Desert, California. He is also a weather consultant with the Federal Aviation Administration. Previously, he worked at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Monterey, California, and served as Director of the Research Applications Laboratory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. He has devoted most of his career to the discovery, detection and warning of weather hazards to aviation. Dr. McCarthy holds a bachelor’s in physics from Grinnell College; a master’s in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma; and a doctorate in geophysical sciences from the University of Chicago.

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2007 Thomas H. Speller Award
Established in 983, this award recognizes unusual achievements of an individual who, through dedicated service, tireless efforts, high ideals, and vision, contributed significantly to the implementation of manufacturing processes and methodologies in the dedicated discipline of automated fastening machines and their applications.

Gordon L. Allen
The Boeing Company During his 40 years at Boeing, Mr. Allen spent 5 years working on the shop floor as a mechanic and riveter, 5 years in metal plating, Maintenance and Industrial Engineering, 25 years as an Automatic Fastening Specialist and 5 years managing the Composite Research & Development Laboratory in the Material and Process Technology Organization of the Boeing Commercial Airplane Group. As an Automatic Fastening Specialist, he was responsible for providing technical support to manufacturing in the 737/747/757 wing and 757 fuselage areas. He conducted industry searches for the latest in automated fastening technology and made recommendations to manufacturing customers. Mr. Allen is a member of SAE, and has been a member of the Aerospace Automated Fastening Committee (AAFC) since 984, serving as N.W. Area Director, Committee Chair, Conference Chair and Administrative Vice Chair. He chaired the SAE AEROFAST/Aerofast International Conferences in 992, 997 and 2007 as well as numerous conference sessions. He has an Associate in Applied Science degree.

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Bruce R. Aubin Aerospace Customer Support Award for Excellence
This award, established in 200, recognizes an individual in the air transport industry working for an aerospace supplier (Tier 2 or Tier 3) whose efforts contribute to the excellence of the Prime manufacturers and the viability of airline operations. In the assessment of peers, the individual will have contributed to the advancement in safety, reliability and product worthiness in the air transport industry through his/her initiative, dedication, and excellence in personal interfaces in working with customers to achieve operational efficiency for customers and users, and in support of product life cycle. In 2005, Bruce R. Aubin donated the funds to establish the corpus for this award. In recognition of this generous contribution, the award was renamed to honor Mr. Aubin and recognize his achievements and dedication to the aerospace industry. The award was formerly named “SAE Aerospace Customer Support Person of the Year Award”.

2006 Recipient Stephen M. Zimmerman
Monogram Systems Mr. Zimmerman is Vice President of Sales and Customer Support for Monogram Systems, a multi-dimensional supplier of cabin systems and galley equipment for the aerospace industry. In this position, he is responsible for the business growth of the company and ensuring that its products, services, and support network exceed customers’ expectations. He led the development of an action program focused on improving airline customer satisfaction. As a direct result, at a recent Airbus Supplier Awards ceremony, Monogram Systems was presented with a first of its kind “Most Improved Supplier Award” for excellent customer support. This award reflects Monogram’s outstanding performance in moving up 3 positions to achieve an overall supplier ranking of  among Airbus’ top suppliers. Mr. Zimmerman joined Monogram in 2005, continuing his 22-year career with the global aerospace community. Previously, he worked at Honeywell Aerospace holding various leadership positions in general management, engineering, operations, and sales and marketing. A registered professional engineer in the state of California, Mr. Zimmerman serves on the Board of Advisors for the School of Aeronautical and Mechanical

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Engineering at the University of Southern California. He holds a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington, a master’s in mechanical engineering from the University of Southern California and a master’s in business administration from Arizona State University.

2007 Recipient Edward J. Senen
Thales Avionics Mr. Senen is currently Vice President/General Manager ASW Americas with Thales Avionics. He is responsible for sales, repair, parts distribution and customer support in the Americas for Thales Aerospace. He manages a team of over 400 professionals focused on delivering superior customer and product support to all Thales Aerospace customers in the region. He has been with Thales since 2002. His past experience from 996 to 2002 includes: Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Rockwell Collins Business and Regional Systems and Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Customer Support at Rockwell Collins Air Transport Division. Mr. Senen has a B. S. in marketing from Indiana University.

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The awards on the following pages will be presented at the AeroTech Banquet.

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Franklin W. Kolk Air Transportation Progress Award
This award recognizes an individual for unique and outstanding contributions to air transportation and/or to the work of the aerospace technical committees in developing aerospace standards, specifications, technical reports, and data through cooperative research. Selection is based on originality and value of the contribution, the impact & influence on the progress & development of air transportation, and peer recognition. Established in 978, this award acknowledges and commemorates the distinctive contributions of the late Franklin W. Kolk to the advancement of civil air transportation and to SAE.

2005 Recipient Nikhilesh Sheth
The Boeing Company Mr. Sheth works for the Commercial Aviation Services division of The Boeing Company, where he mentors and consults engineers worldwide. As a Boeing representative, he is active in the SAE Commercial Aircraft Composite Repair Committee. He is also a Federal Aviation Administration Authorized Representative. During his 25-year career in the aerospace industry, he has also worked for the Northrop Corporation. Mr. Sheth has authored three publications and has earned numerous awards, including the SAE Technical Standards Board Outstanding Contribution Award. He is a member of SAE International, Long Beach Boeing Management Association, American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin, and Viashnav Parivar. Mr. Sheth holds two bachelor’s degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering from Gujartat University, India. He received his master’s in business administration from Northern Illinois University and his master’s in aeronautics from California State Polytechnic, Pomona.

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2006 Recipient Dr. William G. Steenken
GE Aviation Dr. Steenken retired in 200 and since then has been a Consulting Engineer for GE Aviation in Cincinnati, Ohio providing mentoring, educational, and special projects support in engine operability. He had a 35-year career which began in 967. His experience covers the full range of GE Aviation products including commercial, military, and marine and industrial engine development. In his continuing role as Chairman of the SAE S6 Turbine Engine Inlet Flow Distortion Committee, he is helping to bring six documents to fruition - three as updates to Aerospace Informational Reports and Aerospace Resource Documents and three in the areas of Statistical Stability Assessment, Inlet Swirl Distortion, and Model-toFull Scale Correlation of Inlet Data. As an active member of SAE E33 In-flight Propulsion Measurements Committee, he has been active in the update of its seminal document, “In-Flight Thrust Determination,” especially by acting as the guiding force for a total rewrite of the chapter which establishes the analytical foundation for the document. Dr. Steenken has authored 33 papers on inlet/engine compatibility and engine operability topics, and a chapter for a book on aircraft systems design. He also contributed to the writing and editing of nine SAE Aerospace Informational Reports and one SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice. He is a Life Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Aerospace (AIAA). Dr. Steenken received his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

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Marvin Whitlock Award
This award recognizes an individual for significant technical contributions and/or innovation related to operational availability of aircraft. Operational availability includes areas such as repair design, tooling, maintenance practices, logistics, inspection, modification and safety. Established in 988, the award acknowledges and commemorates the distinctive management contributions of the late Marvin Whitlock, Senior Vice President-Maintenance and a member of the Board of Directors of United Air Lines.

2005 Recipient Robert J. Manelski
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Mr. Manelski is director of the Operations Center for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Located in Seattle, the centralized facility provides airline customers comprehensive access to airplane support services such as spare parts, maintenance and engineering. The around-the-clock center focuses on integrating responses to urgent customer requests that require 24-hour or less turnaround time. Before being named to his current position in April 2005, Mr. Manelski was director of Boeing Airplane Health Management, a diagnostic and prognostic maintenance service designed to increase airplane availability at airlines. His earlier roles with Boeing include chief mechanic, head of the Rapid Response Center, and manager of Airplane Systems Technical Services. He has also held positions in field service, design engineering and service engineering. Mr. Manelski has two published documents on aircraft maintenance and is a member of the maintenance systems standards committee for Aeronautical Radio, Inc. In addition to bachelor degrees in aviation technology and electrical engineering, he is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration as an airframe and power plant mechanic.

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2006 Recipient Sharanpal (Paul) S. Sikand
The Boeing Company Mr. Sikand is a Technical Fellow at The Boeing Company and an industry recognized expert in airplane propulsion systems technology and systems integration. He is an Authorized Representative (AR) of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and a Boeing Design Approval Engineer (DAE). He has been with The Boeing Company in different capacities since 987. Mr. Sikand has made distinguished and long lasting contributions to commercial and military air transportation, resulting in significant benefits in terms of improved airplane performance, reliability, safety, reduced cycle time, weight, and cost. He has developed innovative technologies that have improved performance of in-service airplanes. Mr. Sikand has three patents pending, and recently was awarded the Boeing Special Invention Award. He received his Masters degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and a BS with distinction in mechanical engineering from Purdue University. Mr. Sikand’s involvement with SAE includes organizing technical sessions, serving on standards committees, and judging the SAE Aero Design West competitions. He is a founder and the past President of the Southern California Chapter of the American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI) and currently serves on the National Board. He also volunteers his services by teaching and mentoring students and engineers, and participates in Special Olympics, Amelia Earhart Society, Education Enrichment Day and Help Engineer Your Career. Mr. Sikand is currently leading an ASEI project to develop a sanitation system for rural areas of developing countries to protect the environment while providing renewable energy and bio-fertilizer.

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SAE Clarence L. “Kelly” Johnson Aerospace Vehicle Design and Development Award
This award, established in 993, recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves by making significant contributions during their career in the innovative design and development of advanced aircraft and/or spacecraft. It honors the memory of Clarence L. “Kelly” Johnson and the enormous impact he had on the aerospace industry as the aeronautical genius who created Lockheed’s famed Skunk Works and who played a leading role in the design and development of more than 40 of the world’s most advanced aircraft.

2005 Recipient Edsel R. Glasgow
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. (retired) Mr. Glasgow has been involved in the promotion, development and integration of advanced technologies and in the creative area of engineering design and analysis throughout his 43-year career in the aerospace industry. He is currently serving as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the USAF and Strategy Advisory Board for the National Institute of Aerospace. Prior to his retirement in 2006, he was Technical Vice President for Advanced Development Programs (Skunk Works) within the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and served on the Industry Advisory Committees for the engineering schools at the University of Southern California, the University of California-Los Angeles, and California Polytechnic Pomona. Previously, he was Vice President of Engineering and Advanced Programs for the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works. Mr. Glasgow served as Deputy Air Vehicle project manager for the F-22 program and as Chief Engineer of Flight Sciences for the YF-22 program, where he was responsible for the aerodynamic design and performance of the vehicle. He is recognized as a leader in the design of stealthy fighter aircraft. Mr. Glasgow has been involved in the development of many innovative aerospace concepts including tactical fighters, stratospheric airships, partially-buoyant hybrid cargo vehicles, supersonic business jets, supersonic cruise vehicles, V/STOL aircraft, UAVs, hypersonic missiles, trans-atmospheric vehicles, and reusable space systems. Earlier in his career, he directed numerous research projects and supported various military and commercial programs, including the L-0, P-3, CP-40, S-3 and supersonic transport.
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Author of more than 5 technical publications, Mr. Glasgow is an SAE Fellow, an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Fellow, an Institute for the Advancement of Engineering Fellow, and a registered professional engineer in the state of California. He has received the SAE Medal of Honor; the SAE International Leadership Citation; the SAE Aerospace Engineering Leadership Award; the San Fernando Valley Engineers’ Council Engineer of the Year Award; the Peter Recchia OMNI Memorial Award; and the Purdue University Outstanding Mechanical Engineer Award. Mr. Glasgow holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University, a master’s from Stanford University and a master’s in business administration from the University of Southern California.

2006 Recipient Joseph J. Lusczek, Jr.
U.S. Air Force Aeronautical Systems Center Mr. Lusczek is the Technical Director of Aerospace Systems Design and Analysis in the Capabilities Integration Directorate of the Air Force Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Ohio. He provides overall aircraft design and analysis direction for future Air Force aeronautical systems requirements definition, supporting Air Force aircraft planning. He also supports the Air Force Research Laboratory at WPAFB doing advanced vehicle design and technology application studies. During his 46 years at WPAFB, Mr. Lusczek has been making monumental contributions to national defense benefiting the American public. Using exceptional management and innovative thinking during his illustrious career, he planned and justified the design requirements for most Air Force systems flying today--aircraft which quickly and decisively prevailed in conflicts over the last four decades. These included the AGM-69 Short Range Attack Missile, F-5 fighter, A-0 Close Air Support aircraft, the AGM-86 Air Launched Cruise Missile, F-6 fighter, B-2 bomber, and F-35 strike fighter. He contributed to the advancement of aircraft design internationally and provided insight to allied governments and U.S. aircraft industries to guide their aerospace planning. He regularly advises academia on engineering curricula. Mr. Lusczek’s contributions included inputs used for U.S. Government Executive Branch strategic decisions. In the late 980s, he was the Air Force Aeronautical Systems Division WPAFB Focal Point for the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF)

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and STrategic Arms Reduction Talks (START) treaties. He was responsible for assuring INF compliance by Air Force development organizations, assisted in preparation of the START treaty, and was named the national Air Launched Cruise Missile expert for START negotiations. He was also a team member in 975 for the assessment of the Soviet BACKFIRE Bomber conducted at the request of the Secretary of Defense to support the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT II) negotiations. Mr. Lusczek has been on curriculum accreditation advisory committees for the Air Force Academy and the University of Cincinnati. He has lectured on aircraft design numerous times, and has published many technical papers. He is a member of SAE, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Defense Planning and Analysis Society (DPAAS), American Helicopter Society (AHS), Air Force Association and the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Mr. Lusczek received a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from Parks College of Engineering, Aviation, and Technology at Saint Louis University and a Master of Arts degree in public policy from the University of New Mexico.

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2007 SAE Aerospace Engineering Leadership Award
Established in 992, this award honors individuals at the corporate official level for outstanding contributions to the field of aerospace engineering through his/her leadership skills and for contributions leading to great positive impact on the aerospace community. Recognition may be for a singular accomplishment or lifetime achievement.

Dr. Robert H. Smith
Honeywell Aerospace Dr. Smith is currently the Vice President of Advanced Technology for the $B Honeywell Aerospace Company. In that capacity, he sets long-term technology growth strategies for Honeywell Aerospace, works with government, science and technology organizations to foster technology investments, and matures technologies that are vital to Honeywell’s new product developments. Prior to joining Honeywell in 2004, Dr. Smith served as Executive Director of the Space Shuttle Upgrades Development Program. In that role, he was responsible for a $00M business that managed a variety of projects that ranged from very large efforts, such as major modifications that replaced the Orbiter’s hydraulic power sources and data handling systems, to smaller efforts, such as the development of new Shuttle tiles and landing systems. He also worked at The Aerospace Corporation where he served as a guidance, navigation & control analyst, a chief engineer and program manager for a number of Department of Defense and national security programs. Through a series of positions of increasing responsibility, he eventually became the Systems Director of the NASA Programs Office and the site manager for Aerospace’s Houston operations. In that capacity, he served as the business leader for all of Aerospace’s efforts at each of the major NASA centers. Dr. Smith is the author of over twenty technical publications and editor of a conference proceeding. He is a senior member of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, American Astronautical Society, Tau Beta Pi and SAE. Smith has a Ph.D. from the University of Texas in aerospace engineering, a master’s degree in engineering/applied mathematics from Brown University, and a master’s degree from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

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SAE Aerospace Awards & Honors
Presented from November 2005 - August 2007
2006 Aerospace Chair Award
Recognizes outstanding leadership demonstrated by chairs of committees under the Aerospace Council and Air & Space Group. Ishaque S. Mehdi ..............................................The Boeing Company

2006 Aerospace Engineering Leadership Award
Honors an individual at the corporate official level for outstanding contributions to the field of aerospace engineering through his/her leadership skills. Tom Burbage .......................................................Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.

2005 Arch T. Colwell Merit Award
Recognizes the authors of papers of outstanding technical or professional merit presented at a meeting of the Society or any of its sections during the calendar year. Matt Travis..............................................................The Boeing Company Brian F. Gore........................................................NASA Ames Research Dr. Peter A. Jarvis ............................................NASA Ames Research Dr. Upender K. Kaul......................................NASA Ames Research Dr Nikunj C. Oza ............................................NASA Ames Research Center Center Center Center

2006 SAE Engineering Meetings Board Outstanding Oral Presentation Award
Recognizes individuals who make outstanding presentations at SAE technical sessions. Joy Cassady ..........................................................Boeing Commercial Airplanes William Donovan ........................................... Andrew S. Hahn ..............................................NASA Langley Research Center Dr. Jamey D. Jacob .........................................Oklahoma State University Katsuya Koide ...................................................Shingijutsu Global Consulting USA Inc. Sue Larson ...........................................................The Boeing Company Dr. Paul S. Moller ............................................Moller International Mark D. Moore ..................................................NASA Langley Research Center Karl-Erik Neumann .....................................Exechon AB Col. Robert W. Ryan ....................................Rocketplane Ltd. Inc. Dr. Brien Seeley ................................................CAFE Foundation

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2006 William Littlewood Memorial Lecture
Recognizes a distinguished authority in civil air transportation to advance air transport engineering through an annual lecture. Dr. Klaus Nittinger .........................................Lufthansa German Airlines

2006 & 2007 Forest R. McFarland Award
Recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions toward the work of the SAE Engineering Meetings Board in the planning, development, and dissemination of technical information through various venues. David Eames .......................................................Rolls-Royce North American Technologies Joseph Genovese ............................................Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems Intl. Brian G. Hager .................................................US Air Force Jayant D. Patel ...................................................The Boeing Company Michael N. Rouen ...........................................NASA Johnson Space Center Dr. Branko Sarh ...............................................The Boeing Company Kanapathipillai Wignarajah ..................NASA Ames Research Center

2006 SAE Medal of Honor
Honors a living SAE member for unique and significant contributions to SAE which strengthen or add to SAE’s ability to further its purpose. Robert E. Spitzer ...........................................The Boeing Company (retired)

2006 Henry Souther Standards Award
Acknowledges accomplishments in standards development in the disciplines of environment, safety, materials, testing and emissions. Michael J. McCarthy ......................................California Air Resources Board

2006 Thomas H. Speller Award
Recognizes unusual achievements of an individual who contributed significantly to the implementation of manufacturing processes and methodologies in the dedicated discipline of automated fastening machines and their applications. Ken Benczkowski .............................................Broetje Automation

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2005 & 2006 SAE Technical Standards Board Outstanding Contribution Award
Recognizes individuals for outstanding service in the technical committee activities of the Society. William Cole .............................AAR Composites Peter H. Emsters ................... Giles Howell ...............................Defence Procurement Agency Peter Keenan ............................Airbus Dr. Jacques Leroux ................Dow Chemical Canada Inc. Pierre R. Miles ...........................MBDA UK Ltd. Aldo Nuzzolese ........................Port Authority of NY/NJ Jay J. Pengra ................................. Eric M. Peterson ......................Honeywell International Inc. Bryan Rayner.............................. Stephen L. Rohring ...............Federal Aviation Administration Mark D. Scott ............................The Boeing Company Nikhilesh Sheth ......................The Boeing Company David B. Tanner .......................US Air Force Richard C. Welch ....................Hamilton Sundstrand Steven Williams .......................

2006 SAE Foundation Young Manufacturing Leadership Award
Recognizes young men and women who have significant accomplishments as manufacturing leaders and who show potential for significant leadership growth in the industry. Lonnie R. Dong .........................Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

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SAE Aerospace Awards
Recognize outstanding achievements in leadership and technology.

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