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MEMS Associate Professor Inanc Senocak elected to AIAA Class of 2019 Associate Fellows

PITTSBURGH (September 17, 2018) ... Inanc Senocak, associate professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at the University of Pittsburgh, has been elected to the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Class of 2019 Associate Fellows. AIAA will formally honor and induct the class at its AIAA Associate Fellows Recognition Ceremony and Dinner on Monday, 7 January 2019, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego in San Diego, California, during its 2019 AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (AIAA SciTech Forum), 7-11 January.

"I am proud to welcome the Class of 2019 to the ranks of Associate Fellows--which is an esteemed roster of aerospace professionals," said John Langford, AIAA president. "Their dedication to their fields has set them apart, and they have been recognized by their peers as inspiring colleagues and mentors. I look forward to honoring their achievements at the 2019 AIAA SciTech Forum in January."

The grade of Associate Fellow recognizes individuals "who have accomplished or been in charge of important engineering or scientific work, or who have done original work of outstanding merit, or who have otherwise made outstanding contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics." To be selected as an Associate Fellow an individual must be an AIAA Senior Member in good standing, with at least twelve years professional experience, and be recommended by a minimum of three current Associate Fellows.

"Each year, current AIAA Associate Fellows recognize the hard work, commitment, and innovative spirit of their colleagues and make them one of their own," said Dan Dumbacher, AIAA executive director. "AIAA Associate Fellows, as a group, are committed to pushing boundaries and testing new theories, resulting in the best ideas that can help transform aerospace across industry, academia, and government."

Dr. Senocak is the founder and director of the High Performance Simulation Laboratory for Thermo-Fluids (HiPerSimLab) at Boise State University, where he was associate professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering. His research interests include computational fluid dynamics, wind forecasting, parallel computing, turbulence modeling, cavitating flows, and atmospheric dispersion. He received his BS in mechanical engineering from the Middle East Technical Universityin Ankara, Turkey, and PhD in aerospace engineering from the University of Florida at Gainesville. After graduation, he held postdoctoral research positions at the Center for Turbulence Research(jointly operated by NASA Ames Research Center and Stanford University) and at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he worked on large eddy simulation of atmospheric boundary layer flows and source inversion of atmospheric dispersion events, respectively. Dr. Senocak is also a recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award.


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