Macheret elected AIAA Fellow
AAE Professor Sergey Macheret has been elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
Macheret is among 28 new Fellows who will be inducted at a ceremony April 26 in Arlington, Virginia, and will be celebrated during the AIAA Awards Gala on April 27 in Washington D.C.
AIAA, the world’s largest aerospace professional society, confers the distinction of Fellow upon individuals in recognition of their notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences or technology of aeronautics and astronautics. Since the inception of the honor, 2,008 distinguished people have been elected as a Fellow.
“I am truly honored that I have been elected Fellow of AIAA,” Macheret said. “Many years ago, when I was a student and a young researcher, I did not even dream that some day I will join such an elite group of aerospace professionals. It is still almost unreal that now my name is on the list of Fellows together with the legends such as Theodore von Kármán and Buzz Aldrin, Donald Douglas and Glenn Martin, John Northrop and Igor Sikorsky.”
Macheret joined the AAE faculty in 2014. His research interests and contributions are in molecular processes in thermodynamically nonequilibrium gases and plasmas, physics of weakly ionized plasmas, novel methods of plasma generation and control, and aerospace application of plasma technologies.