Dr. Joseph Majdalani, who holds the Arnold Chair of Excellence at the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI), was honored at the annual awards luncheon hosted the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
He received the AIAA Special Award in view of “his remarkable scientific and academic productivity in the aeronautical and applied mathematical sciences, and for his active participation in AIAA sponsored conferences.”
“Dr. Majdalani has demonstrated outstanding graduate student mentorship, which has led to tremendous recognition for the Tennessee Section, as evidenced in Dr. Majdalani’s graduate students co-authoring eight best paper awards in four consecutive years,” said Dr. Roy Schulz, the lead nominator, a senior propulsion engineer in the High Speed Systems Test Technology area at AEDC, and formerly professor and program chair at UTSI.
Majdalani’s Special Award Citation emphasized his “graduate student mentorship that has been consistently outstanding for a period of ten years.”
AEDC Commander Col. Raymond Toth also commended Majdalani on his outstanding efforts at bringing tremendous recognition to UTSI, for graduating engineers of the finest caliber, and for inspiring the next generation of scientists and researchers.