Outstanding Aerospace Engineer Awards


The Purdue University designation Outstanding Aerospace Engineer recognizes the professional contributions of graduates from the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics and thanks them for the recognition that their success brings to Purdue and the School.

Criteria for the Award state that recipients must have demonstrated excellence in industry, academia, governmental service, or other endeavors that reflect the value of an aerospace engineering degree. The 139 OAEs represent just over 1% of the more than 7000 alumni of the School.

  • 2012 Recipients
    • Carl S. Gran
    • Thomas E. Haueter
    • Erika J. Pearson
    • Robert Sattler
    • Terry Saunder
    • William Torgerson
    • John Walsh
    • Glenn Weissinger
  • 2011 Recipients
    • A. Dwight Abbott
    • Michael J. Corso
    • Robert J. Flemming
    • G. Wayne Hawk
    • Stephen S. Kress
    • Gary E. Mitchell
    • Michael P. Moses
    • Jane M. Quirk
    • Paul L. Shattuck
    • Wayne S. Tygert
  • 2010 Recipients
    • Doug Bowers
    • Mark Burgess
    • Joel Gentz
    • James Miller
    • Leo Millstein
    • James Renna
    • Matthew Szolwinski
  • 2009 Recipients
    • William Ailor III
    • Michael H. Campbell
    • Charlene Edinboro
    • Roy Eggink
    • Andrew King
    • Thomas Maxwell
    • Suvendoo Ray
    • Dennis Warner
    • John Wheadon Jr.
  • 2008 Recipients
    • Frank H. Bauer
    • Darryl W. Davis
    • Wayne Eckerle
    • Walter Eversman
    • Troy M. Gaffey
    • Markus B. Heinimann
    • Timothy A. Kinnan
    • Kenneth B. Sanger
  • 2007 Recipients
    • Nancy L. B. Anderson
    • Thomas J. Beutner
    • Steven C. Drury
    • Rune C. Eliasen
    • Michael W. Hyer
    • Andrew H. Kasowski
    • Miroslav A. Simo
  • 2006 Recipients
    • Thomas C. Adamson, Jr.
    • Steven M. Ehlers
    • Jerry W. McElwee
    • Allen Novick
    • Doris H. Powers
    • Richard B. Rivir
    • Norman V. Scurria, Jr.
  • 2005 Recipients
    • Andrea M. Chavez
    • Thomas S. Gates
    • Debra L. Haley
    • Stephen A. Rizzi
    • William E. Schmitendorf
    • Richard E. Van Allen
  • 2004 Recipients
    • Bradley D. Belcher
    • John T. Betts
    • Lloyd E. Hackman
    • Anna-Maria R. McGowan
    • Terrence H. Murphy
    • David A. Spencer
    • Anthony L. Thornton
    • Christopher Whipple
    • Thomas L. Williams
  • 2003 Recipients
    • Raymond R. Cosner
    • Peggy P. Dedo
    • Richard L. Fahrner
    • William H. Gerstenmaier
    • John L. Hudson
    • Ronnie K. Miller
    • Charles E. Taylor
    • David A. Wagie
  • 2002 Recipients
    • Paul M. Bevilaqua
    • Steven E. Lamberson
    • Jerry L. Lockenour
    • John H. McMasters
    • Joseph D. Mason
    • J. Michael Murphy
  • 2001 Recipients
    • Alon Dumanis
    • Michael T. Kennedy
    • Yasuhiro Kuroda
    • David McGrath
    • G. Thomas McKane
    • Hank Queen
    • John Rich
  • 2000 Recipients
    • Mark K. Craig
    • Edward G. Dorsey, Jr.
    • Leslie A. Hromas
    • Kenneth O. Johnson
    • Kenneth G. Miller
    • Daniel P. Raymer
    • Charles Robert Saff
  • 1999 Recipients
    • Richard E. Adams
    • Neil A. Armstrong
    • Robert E. Bateman
    • Donovan R. Berlin
    • John E. Blaha
    • Alvin L. Boyd
    • William W. Brant
    • Roy D. Bridges, Jr.
    • Mark N. Brown
    • Elmer F. Bruhn
    • John H. Casper
    • Roger B. Chaffee
    • Milton U. Clauser
    • William E. Cooper
    • Lana Couch
    • Richard O. Covey
    • Jack D. Daugherty
    • Richard L. Duncan
    • Richard D. Freeman
    • Guy S. Gardner
    • Arthur B. Greenberg
    • Gregory J. Harbaugh
    • John B. Hayhurst
    • Walter J. Hesse
    • Paul T. Homsher
    • Robert D. Hostetler
    • H. Mike Hua
    • Richard E. Kasler
    • Ronald L. Kerber
    • William C. Kessler
    • Walker M. Mahurin
    • Edmund V. Marshall
    • Garner W. Miller
    • John I. Nestel
    • James P. Noblitt
    • Wendell Norman
    • William J. O'Neil
    • Richard M. Patrick
    • Gary E. Payton
    • Richard H. Petersen
    • Mark L. Polansky
    • James D. Raisbeck
    • Bruce A. Reese
    • Herbert F. Rogers
    • Leonard M. Rose
    • Richard L. Rouzie
    • Alfred F. Schmitt
    • Loren J. Shriver
    • Shien-Siu Shu
    • Lester W. Smith
    • Walter D. Smith
    • Robert L. Strickler
    • David O. Swain
    • Martin W. Taylor
    • Richard W. Taylor
    • Janice E. Voss
    • Charles D. Walker
    • Henry T. Yang