Brown and Choueiri elected fellows by aeronautics and astronautics society
Professors Garry Brown and Edgar Choueiri of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering have been elected as 2009 fellows of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
The award is bestowed by AIAA and its board of directors upon members who have made notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences or technology of aeronautics or astronautics.
Brown, the Robert Porter Patterson Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was selected for his research on turbulent air flows. He earned his Ph.D. from Oxford University in 1967 and joined the faculty of Princeton in 1989 after serving on the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for several years.
He was a contributing author to one of the special reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the group that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Vice President Al Gore.
Choueiri is the chief scientist and director at Princeton's Electric Propulsion and Plasma Dynamics Lab and the director of the Engineering Physics Program.
He holds a Ph.D. in Plasma Science (1991) from Princeton University and is the author of numerous papers on plasma physics, space physics and applied mathematics. He was recently elected the president of the Lebanese Academy of Sciences.
Presentation of the new fellows will take place at the Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala on May 13, 2009, in Washington, DC. AIAA is a professional society that serves over 35,000 members in 79 countries.