2023 Outstanding Aerospace Engineer awards

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

The School is pleased to honor six AAE graduates with the Outstanding Aerospace Engineer award in the Class of 2023 on April 4, 2023.

Recipients must have demonstrated excellence in industry, academia, governmental service or other endeavors that reflect the value of an aerospace engineering degree. The 230 Outstanding Aerospace Engineers represent just over 2 percent of the School's alumni.

Scott ClaflinScott Claflin

MSAAE 1987

Cynthia MahlerCynthia Mahler

BSAAE 1998

Cyrus SigariCyrus Sigari

BSAAE 2003

John TsohasJohn Tsohas

MSAAE 2005
PhDAAE 2009

Steven WanthalSteven Wanthal

BSAAE 1985
MSAAE 1987
PhDAAE 1989

James WinkelmanJames Winkelman

BSAAE 1992