The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech

Awards Honors

2011

  • Dr. Kirby, Civil Aviation Division Chief of ASDL, was named the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Faculty of the Year for being instrumental in research accomplished under PARTNER Project 30, Metrics for an Aviation CO2 standard. The award was presented at the Partnership for AiR Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction's (PARTNER) April Advisory Board meeting in Washington, DC.
  • Prof. German, Co-Director of ASDL, has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 "Most Valuable Professor" award. The recipient of the award is selected by the senior aerospace engineering class of the School of Aerospace at Georgia Tech and is presented during the Sigma Gamma Tau Senior Banquet.
  • Georgia Tech's AIAA DBF team won first prize at the 15th Annual AIAA Design/Build/Fly Event in Tucson, Arizona.

2010

  • Matt Levine, graduate student at ASDL, has been selected as a recipient of the 2010-2011 Georgia Institute of Technology President’s Fellowship, awarded annually by the Institute to a select number of highly qualified students pursuing a doctoral degree. Like all other winners of this prestigious fellowship, Matt has demonstrated outstanding academic record and research potential.
  • Prof. Dimitri Mavris has been elected as an AIAA Fellow, and was presented as such in the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, in Washington D.C. See: AIAA announces 2010 Fellows and honorary Fellows
  • Nick Molino, Ph.D. student at ASDL, was recognized in August 2010 by the Georgia Tech Office of Minority Educational Development (OMED) with the Master's Program Tower Award.
  • Matt Levine, graduate student at ASDL as of August 2010, is co-recipient of the 1st place price for the 2009-2010 AIAA Undergraduate Team Space Design Competition for the design the Space Weather Experimental PlaTform (SWEPT) measuring and characterizing the shape and variance of the Earth's Magnetotail near the 2nd Lagrange Point (L2 libration point). Matt served as the project manager for the team and attended the AIAA SPACE 2010 Conference & Exposition, 30 August - 2 September 2010, in Anaheim, California, to present a poster on the team’s design.
  • Dr. Michelle Kirby, Senior Researcher, has been invited to participate as an expert for the CAEP Working Group 3 CO2 Task Group, effective March 2010.
  • Dr. Hernando Jimenez, Research Engineer II, was recognized by the Georgia Tech Office of Minority Educational Development (OMED) with the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Tower Award, in their April 2010 banquet ceremony.
  • Keith Becker, Ph.D. student, won 3rd Place prize in the Partnership for AiR Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction's (PARTNER) 2010 Joseph A. Hartman Student Paper Competition for his paper entitled “Rapid Generation of Fleet-level Environmental Metrics for the 300-Passenger Seat Class.” His advisors are Prof. Dimitri Mavris and Dr. Michelle Kirby. See: 2010 Hartman Student Paper Competition winners announced
  • Ph.D. student Trevor Laughlin has been awarded a NASA Graduate Students Researchers Program (GSRP) fellowship with Langley Research Center for his research proposal entitled “Hybrid wing body centerbody weight estimation”. His technical advisors are Prof. Dimitri Mavris and Mr. Craig Nickol.
  • Ph.D. student Angela Lowe has been awarded a NASA Graduate Students Researchers Program (GSRP) fellowship with Glenn Research Center for her research proposal entitled “Methodology for System Level Modeling of More Electric Aircraft”. Her technical advisors are Prof. Dimitri Mavris and Dr. Ajay Misra.
  • Ph.D. student Olivia Pinon has been selected as the recipient of the 2010 Thales, Air Systems Division Fellowship.
  • Ph.D. student Michel Armstrong has been selected as the Rolls-Royce CASA Fellow for 2010.
  • Ph.D. student Curtis Iwata has been selected as a recipient of the Sam Nunn Security Fellowship for the 2010-2011 academic year. This program is administered by the Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy (CISTP) in the Georgia Tech Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. See: Sam Nunn Security Program - 2010-11 Sam Nunn Security Fellows
  • Ph.D. student Chris Argote has been selected as a Rolls-Royce CASA Fellow for 2009-2010.
  • Ph.D. student Jose Bernardo has been recognized by the Georgia Tech Office of Minority Education and Development (OMED) with the MS Tower Award. Jose has also been selected as a Goizueta Foundation Fellow for a second consecutive time. This second fellowship begins in 2010 and extends for 2 years with a $4,000 stipend.
  • Ph.D. student Halil Tetik is co-recipient of the 2nd place award in the 2009-2010 NASA Aeronautics Amphibious Tilt Rotor for Civilian Operations Competition, along with fellow teammates from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, for their entry entitled Civilian Aid, Emergency Search and Rescue (CAESAR). A photograph of the team, a rendering of the amphibious Quad-Tilt Rotor (QTR) CESAR, and an abstract of their competition entry, can be found in NASA’s webpage. See: 2010 NASA Aeronautics Amphibious Tilt Rotor for Civilian Operations Competition 2009-2010

2009

  • Paul Brett, Ph.D. student, won 2nd Place Prize (tie) in the Partnership for AiR Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction's (PARTNER) 2009 Joseph A. Hartman Student Paper Competition, for his paper entitled “Improving Model Fidelity through Representative Cruise Procedures within the Environmental Design Space”. His advisors were Prof. Dimitri Mavris and Dr. Michelle Kirby. Graduate students Graham Burdette and Eric Hendricks received an Honorable Mention for their paper entitled “A Process for Technology Evaluation Applied to the Aviation Capacity-Environmental Problem.” Their advisors were Peter Hollingsworth, Hernando Jimenez, and Prof. Dimitri Mavris. See: 2009 Hartman Student Paper Competition winners announced
  • Ph.D. students Kelly Griendling and Jason Sherwin have been selected as pre-doctoral fellows in the Sam Nunn Security Fellowship for the 2009-2010 academic year. This program is administered by the Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy (CISTP) in the Georgia Tech Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. See: Sam Nunn Security Program - Sam Nunn Fellows 2009-2010
  • Ph.D. student Jonathan Murphy has received the GTRI Robert G. Shackelford Fellowship. The Shackelford Graduate Fellows Program is designed to provide an environment for graduate level research while providing financial support to qualified graduate students. The program also provides another avenue for academic collaboration between the research units at GTRI and various academic units through joint direction and supervision of graduate student research.
  • Ph.D. student Olivia Pinon has been selected as the recipient of the 2009 Thales, Air Systems Division Fellowship.
  • Ph.D. student Olivia Pinon and Prof. Dimitri Mavris have won the Session Best Paper Award as co-authors of the paper entitled “On the Value of Information Within a Collaborative Decision Making Framework for Airport Departure Operations”, presented at the 2009 IEEE/AIAA 28th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), Orlando, Florida, October 2009
  • Ph.D. student Michel Armstrong has been selected as the Rolls-Royce CASA Fellow for 2009.

2008

  • Prof. Dimitri Mavris has been appointed as Senior Research Fellow in March 2008 by the management of the Bauhaus Lufthahrt for his extensive experience and valuable contributions in collaborative efforts between the ASDL and Bauhaus Lufthahrt.
  • Dr. Michelle Kirby, Senior Researcher, has been selected as a member of the Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO) Environmental Working Group Technology Standing Committee, effective March 2008.
  • Ph.D. student Hernando Jimenez has won one of the 10 nationally competed awards from the Graduate Research Awards Program on Public-Sector Aviation Issues, sponsored by the FAA and administered by the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) of the National Academies Transportation Research Board, for his research proposal entitled “Strategic Development of Airport Systems for Capacity Enhancement and Environmental Impact Reduction.” See: Graduate Research Award Program on Public-Sector Aviation Issues
  • Ph.D. student Peter Barros has been recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration as one of the Centers of Excellence Outstanding Students of the Year for 2008. See: FAA COE Outstanding Students of the Year
  • Ph.D. student Joseph Iacobucci has been selected as a recipient of the Sam Nunn Security Fellowship for the 2008-2009 academic year. This program is administered by the Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy (CISTP) in the Georgia Tech Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. See: Sam Nunn Security Program - Sam Nunn Fellows 2008-2009
  • Ph.D. student Damon Rousis has been awarded a NASA Graduate Students Researchers Program (GSRP) fellowship with Glenn Research Center for his research proposal entitled “Optimal State Estimation for Aerospace Systems Design”. The GSRP fellowship is a 3 year program (FY08 through FY10) that includes yearly stipend and paid 10 week internship at the sponsoring NASA research Center each year.See: GSRP Awardees
  • Ph.D. student Eric Hendricks has been awarded a NASA Graduate Students Researchers Program (GSRP) fellowship with Glenn Research Center for his research proposal entitled “Parametric Analysis of Open Rotor Concept”. His technical advisors are Prof. Dimitri Mavris and Dr. Hyun Dae Kim from Glenn Research Center. The GSRP fellowship is a 3 year program (FY08 through FY10) that includes yearly stipend and paid 10 week internship at the sponsoring NASA research Center each year.See: GSRP Awardees
  • The Georgia Institute of Technology Team “Sierra Hotel” has placed 7th out of 60 in the 2008 Cessna/Raytheon Missile Systems Design/Build/Fly Competition. Team members include ASDL undergraduate research assistant Eriks Osvalds and ASDL Research Engineer Dr. Nicholas Alley. See: 2008 AIAA Design/Build/Fly Competition Final Results
  • Ph.D. student Michel Armstrong has been selected as the Rolls-Royce CASA Fellow for 2008.
  • Ph.D. student Jason Sherwin received an Honorary Mention in the 5th Annual Georgia Tech Graduate Research Symposium for his poster entitled "Hierarchical Temporal Memory Algorithms for Understanding Asymmetric Warfare."
  • Ph.D. student Curtis Iwata received a scholarship from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to attend the International Space University (ISU) for the 2008-2009 academic year.

2007

  • The team of ASDL graduate students participating in the 2006-2007 AIAA Missile Systems Technical Committee Graduate Missile Design Competition has won 1st place for their design project entitled “Hybrid Target System”. Team members are Kathryn Blodgett, Eric Spero, Lee Allen, Evan Anzalone, Andreas Goumas, Vadim Kim, Michael Spratley, Eric Hendricks, Chris Argote, Philipp Witte
  • Prof Dimitri Mavris has been selected as winner of the 2007 SAIC Georgia Institute of Technology Paper Competition for the paper entitled, “Development and experimental characterization of a fuel cell powered aircraft.”
  • Ph.D. student Olivia Pinon has been selected as the recipient of the 2007-2008 Thales, Air Systems Division Fellowship.
  • Ph.D. student Michel Armstrong has been selected as the Rolls-Royce CASA Fellow for 2007.
  • Ph.D. students Hernando Jimenez and Ian Stults have been selected as a pre-doctoral fellows in the Sam Nunn Security Fellowship for the 2007-2008 academic year. This program is administered by the Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy (CISTP) in the Georgia Tech Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. See: Sam Nunn Security Program - Sam Nunn Fellows 2007-2008

2006

  • The ASDL team of graduate students participating in the 2006-2007 AIAA Graduate Aircraft Design Team Competition for Super Close Air Support Aircraft (SUPER CAS) has earned 1st place for their design entitled “SUPER CAS”. The team is comprised of Kelly Griendling, Daniel Cooksey, Martha Jaworski, Carlos Soto, Jason Rawson, Joshua King, and Laszlo Windhoffer. The faculty advisor is Prof. Dimitri Mavris. See: 2006-2007 AIAA Graduate Aircraft Design Team Competition
  • The team of ASDL graduate students participating in the 2005-2006 AIAA Missile Systems Technical Committee Graduate Missile Design Competition has won 1st place for their design project entitled “Foreign Missile Target Surrogate System”. Team members are Jason Kramer, Jeff Varos, Chung Lee, Winford Davis, Jr., Nicholas Coronado, Jeff Ding, Joe Iacobucci, Kelly Griendling, Eric Hendricks, David Jackson
  • Prof. Dimitri Mavris and Dr. Jan Osburg have been selected as post-doctoral fellows of the Sam Nunn Security Fellowship for the 2006-2007 academic year. Ph.D. students Santiago Balestrini-Robinson and Diana Talley have also been selected as pre-doctoral fellows for this term. This program is administered by the Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy (CISTP) in the Georgia Tech Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. See: Sam Nunn Security Program - Sam Nunn Fellows 2006-2007
  • Ph.D. student Michel Armstrong has been selected as the Rolls-Royce CASA Fellow for 2006.

2005

  • Research engineers and graduate students at the ASDL were each awarded a Certificate of Excellence by management of the NASA Exploration Systems Architecture Study (ESAS) for their participation in the study, including an ESAS workshop hosted at the ASDL CoVE, June 2005. Dr. Michelle Kirby and Hernando Jimenez were among the recipients.
  • Hernando Jimenez , Ph.D. student, has been recognized by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) for his participation in the International, World Aerospace Congress, October 2005
  • Hernando Jimenez , Ph.D. student, has been recognized by the Georgia Tech Office of Minority Educational Development (OMED) with the Master of Science Graduate Award.
  • Patrick Biltgen, Ph.D. student, has been selected as pre-doctoral fellows of the Sam Nunn Security Fellowship for the 2005-2006 academic year. This program is administered by the Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy (CISTP) in the Georgia Tech Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. See: Sam Nunn Security Program - Sam Nunn Fellows 2005-2006
  • Undergraduate students comprising Team/Project “V-NAV”, Faculty Advisor Prof. Dimitri Mavris, earned 2nd place in the 2004-2005 AIAA Undergraduate Team Engine Design Competition. Team members are Koji Noguchi, Aditya Sachan, Yuan Liu, Jacquelyn Banas, Sarah Milway, Michael Cain, and Rayiner Hashem. See: Design Competition Winner - UG Team Engine 2nd Place
  • Undergraduate students comprising Team/Project “Propulus”, Faculty Advisor Prof. Dimitri Mavris, earned 3rd place (tie) in the 2004-2005 AIAA Undergraduate Team Engine Design Competition. Team members are Joseph Dant, Eric Hendricks, Sabrina Stanek, Brian Hamel, Scott King, Benjamin Murdock, William Evans, Jefferson Gee, Michael Seelhorst. Eric Hendricks and William Evans have since joined the graduate program at the School of Aerospace Engineering with the ASDL. See: Design Competition Winner - UG Team Engine 3rd Place
  • Undergraduate students comprising Team/Project “AEIVUS: Advanced Engine for an ISR VTOL UAV System”, Faculty Advisor Prof. Dimitri Mavris, earned 3rd place (tie) in the 2004-2005 AIAA Undergraduate Team Engine Design Competition. Team members are Tanner Holloway, Joshua Gray, Thomas Ayers, Brennan Stults, Nazim Hudda, Robert Brown, Paul Brett, Ta-Lee Shue, Benjamin Emerson, Prashanta Bagchi. Brennan Stults and Paul Brett have since hoined the graduate program at the School of Aerospace Engineering with the ASDL. See: Design Competition Winner - UG Team Engine 3rd Place

2004

  • Prof. Dimitri Mavris has received the 2004 Georgia Tech Outstanding Faculty Award for the Development of Graduate Research Assistants
  • Prof. Dimitri Mavris has been selected as a Fellow of the National Institute of Aerospace
  • Tommer Ender has been selected as pre-doctoral fellows of the Sam Nunn Security Fellowship for the 2004-2005 academic year. This program is administered by the Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy (CISTP) in the Georgia Tech Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. See: Sam Nunn Security Program - Sam Nunn Fellows 2004-2005
  • The ASDL graduate student team participating in the 2004-2005 AIAA Graduate Aircraft Design Team Competition on Navy Morphing Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle has earned 1st place for their design entitled ““Hades: Suppression of Enemy Air Defense for the Future Combat Arena””. The team is comprised of Graham Clark, Lindsay Kaye, Benjamin Poole, Chiung-hsia Hung, Michael Sieleman, Jeffrey Marx, Wong je Sung, Sara Luis-Ruiz, and Kyungjin Moon. The faculty advisor is Prof. Dimitri Mavris. See: 2004-2005 AIAA Graduate Aircraft Design Team Competition
  • Graduate students at ASDL were awarded 1st place in the 2004 AIAA Graduate Tactical Missile Design Competition.
  • Graduate students at ASDL were awarded 1st place in the 2004 AIAA Graduate Strategic Missile Design Competition.
  • Graduate students at ASDL were recognized as a Graduate Division Finalist Team in NASA’s 2004 Knight-Rider Hypersonic Vehicle Design.

2003

  • Peter Hollingsworth has been selected as pre-doctoral fellows of the Sam Nunn Security Fellowship for the 2003-2004 academic year. This program is administered by the Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy (CISTP) in the Georgia Tech Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. See: Sam Nunn Security Program - Sam Nunn Fellows 2003-2004
  • Prof Dimitri Mavris and student co-authors have been selected as winners of the 2003 SAIC Georgia Institute of Technology Student Paper Competition for the paper entitled, “Impact of Configuration and Requirements on the Sonic Boom of a Quiet Supersonic Jet.”
  • Graduate students at ASDL were awarded 2nd place prize in the 2003 AIAA Graduate Missile Design Competition.
  • Graduate students at ASDL were awarded 1st place prize in the 2003 AIAA Graduate Aircraft Design Competition.

2002

  • Graduate students at ASDL were awarded 1st place prize in the 2002 AIAA Graduate Missile Design Competition.

2001

  • Graduate students at ASDL were awarded 1st place prize 2001 in the AIAA Graduate Missile Design Competition.
  • Graduate students at ASDL were awarded 2nd place prize 2001 in the AIAA Aircraft Design Competition.

2000

  • Prof. Dimitri Mavris has been appointed Boeing Chair for Advanced Aerospace Systems Analysis. This Boeing sponsored chair was created to advance the state-of-the-art of aerospace systems analysis and design.
  • Prof. Dimitri Mavris has won the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, which funds young engineering educators and provides an atmosphere in which these teachers can meet and exchange views with practicing engineers.
  • Prof. Dimitri Mavris is the recipient of Best Paper of the 59th International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering by SAWE, St. Louis, MO, June 5-7, 2000, for the paper entitled "Technology Evaluation via Loss Management Models Formulated in Terms of Vehicle Weight.”
  • Prof. Dimitri Mavris has been selected as Associate Fellow of AIAA
  • Graduate students at ASDL were awarded 1st place prize in the 2000 AIAA Graduate Missile Design Competition.

1999

  • Prof. Dimitri Mavris received the 1999 Georgia Tech Outstanding Faculty Award for the Development of Graduate Research Assistants
  • Graduate students at ASDL were awarded 1st place prize in the 1999 AIAA Graduate Missile Design Competition.

1998

  • Prof. Dimitri Mavris has been selected for the A. D. Welliver Faculty Summer Fellowship, a Boeing sponsored fellowship awarded to university faculty members who are motivated to improve teaching, acquire a better understanding of the practice of engineering in industry, and champion curricula development. This fellowship is only one of fourteen selected from faculty in the U.S. and abroad.

1997

  • Prof. Dimitri Mavris has won the 1997 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award , presented by the NSF to outstanding new faculty who intend to develop academic careers involving both research and education.
  • Prof Dimitri Mavirs is the recipient of the 1997 Arch T. Colwell Merit Award, presented by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) to recognize authors for outstanding papers presented at SAE meetings, for the paper entitled "A Technique for Testing and Evaluation of Aircraft Flight Performance in Early Design Process."
  • Underaduate students under mentorship of Prof. Dimitri Mavris were awarded 1st place prize in the1997 AIAA Undergraduate Airbreathing Propulsion Design Competition.

1996

  • Prof Dimitri Mavirs is the recipient of International Society of Parametric Analysts (ISPA) Best Speaker/Paper Award on Application and Modeling for his paper entitled “Effects of Mission Requirements on the Economic Robustness of an HSCT Concept”, presented in Cannes, France, 1996.
  • Prof Dimitri Mavirs is the recipient of the AIAA 2nd prize given to the advisor of the 1996 AIAA Undergraduate Individual Aircraft Design Competition.

1995

  • Prof Dimitri Mavirs is the recipient of the AIAA 1st prize given to the advisor of the 1995 AIAA Undergraduate Air Breathing Propulsion Design Competition.
  • Prof Dimitri Mavirs is the recipient of International Society of Parametric Analysts (ISPA) Best Paper Award, for the paper entitled “Economic Uncertainty Assessment of an HSCT Using a Combined Design of Experiments/Monte Carlo Simulation Approach.” Presented in San Diego, CA, 1995.