Miles Selected for AIAA 2012 Plasmadynamics and Lasers Award
Congratulations to Prof. Richard Miles who has been selected to receive the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Plasmadynamics and Lasers Award for 2012.
The award is presented for outstanding contributions to the understanding of the physical properties and dynamical behavior of matter in the plasma state and lasers as related to need in aeronautics and astronautics. The citation for his award reads: “For pioneering work in plasma diagnostics, understanding of nonequilibrium plasma behavior, and use of plasmadynamics and magnetohydrodynamics for flow control.” The award consists of an engraved medal, a certificate of citation, and a rosette pin.
Miles will receive the award at the Awards Luncheon held in conjunction with the 25-28 June 2012 43rd AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference in New Orleans, LA.
Prof. Miles was also elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2011 for development of laser-based flow field diagnostics and contributions to hypersonic testing technologies. As professor in charge of the Applied Physics Group, Miles research has focused on hypersonics and advanced laser diagnostics with particular attention to the interaction of lasers, microwaves and electron beams with fluids for energy transfer and flow control. The research program includes the development of new plasma and magnetohydrodynamic processes for hypersonic applications, new sources and detection technologies, and the application of these technologies through linear and nonlinear optical interactions to characterize gas mixtures, plasmas and flow phenomena.
Dick Miles was also named the Robert Porter Patterson Professor in 2011.