Shih honored by AIAA

Tom Shih, a professor in AAE, has been selected to receive the 2020 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Thermophysics Award.
Shih
Tom Shih

Tom Shih, a professor in AAE, has been selected to receive the 2020 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Thermophysics Award.

The award, established in 1975, is presented for an outstanding singular or sustained technical or scientific contribution by an individual in thermophysics, specifically as related to the study and application of the properties and mechanisms involved in thermal energy transfer and the study of environmental effects on such properties and mechanisms.

Shih was selected “for significant contributions in the development and application of computational design tools for the thermal management of gas turbines to improve efficiency and service life.”

“I am honored and humbled to receive this award,” Shih said. “I want to thank my students and colleagues who have worked with me and who have made all of the contributions possible.”

Shih will receive an engraved medal and certificate of citation during the Awards Luncheon at the 2020 AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition in June in Reno, Nevada.