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Elaine Oran, Kazhikathra Kailasanath, Suresh K. Aggarwal, Mehdi Ahmadian, Natalia Alexandrov, Monika Auweter-Kurtz, Christophe Bailly, Balakumar Balachandran, Alex Berman, Graham V. Candler, Harsha K. Chelliah, Ndaona Chokani, Kozo Fujii, Datta V. Gaitonde, Kirti Karman N Ghia, Peyman Givi, Jay P. Gore, Carolyn R. Kaplan, Eli Livne, Robert P. LuchtAchille Messac, N. G. Wing, Anthony N. Palazotto, Christophe Pierre, Allen Plotkin, Ajit K. Roy, Sunil Saigal, Pasquale M. Sforza, Kunigal N. Shivakumar, Ronald M C So, Anthony M. Springer, [No Value] Anatolitumin, Xiaolin Zhong

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalAIAA journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2006

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ELI LIVNE received his B.Sc (1974) and M.Sc. (1982) degrees in Aeronautical Engineering from the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology. From 1975 to 1984 he worked in the areas of structural dynamics, aeroelasticity, and aeroservoelasticity. He received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering (1990) from the University of California, Los Angeles, and joined the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he is currently a Professor. Dr. Livne’s research spans structures, structural dynamics, unsteady aerodynamics, flight mechanics, active control, and airplane multidisciplinary design optimization, with an emphasis on design-oriented modeling techniques. This work contributed to the development of efficient computational tools for integrated synthesis of actively-controlled aircraft and to some of the first studies in integrated multidisciplinary aeroservoelastic design. Dr. Livne’s research has been supported by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, NASA, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and Boeing. He is a former member of the AIAA Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Technical Committee, the NASA/Boeing HSCT Aeroelastic Concept Evaluation Team, and the Boeing HSCT Aeroservoelastic working group. He is a recipient of a UCLA School of Engineering and Applied Science 1989–1990 Outstanding Ph.D. award and a 1992 NSF National Young Investigator Award. He won the 1998 ASME/Boeing Structures and Materials Award for the best paper given at the 1997 38th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference. He edited a January–February 1999 special Multidisciplinary Design Optimization issue of the Journal of Aircraft and is an Associate Fellow of AIAA.

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PEYMAN GIVI is the William K. Whiteford Chair and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Previously he held the position of UB Distinguished Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and also worked as a Research Scientist at Flow Industries, Inc., in Seattle, WA. He has had visiting appointments at the NASA Langley Research Center and the NASA Glenn (Lewis) Research Center; and has won the Agency’s Public Service Medal (2005). Professor Givi is among the first 15 engineering faculty nationwide who were honored to receive the Presidential Faculty Fellowship from President George Bush at the White House (1992). In 1990 he received the Young Investigator Award of the Office of Naval Research and the Presidential Young Investigator Award of the National Science Foundation. He received Ph.D. from Carnegie–Mellon University in 1984 and B.E. (Summa Cum Laude) from Youngstown State University in 1980, where he has been named the 2004 Distinguished Alumnus.

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ANTHONY N. PALAZOTTO is Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright–Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He received his Ph.D. from New York University in 1968 with a specialty in the area of Solid Mechanics including a minor in Applied Mathematics. He has been involved in research and academics since that time. Dr. Palazotto’s field of expertise includes nonlinear mechanics, shell analysis, mechanics of composite materials, nonlinear dynamics, and vis-coplasticity. He recently worked on the problem of characterizing composite materials acting under high-velocity impact. In addition, he has carried out the analysis of reflective antennas undergoing nonlinear movement. Dr. Palazotto has received more than $3.5 million in funding from various Air Force Directorates including the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Dr. Palazotto has over 330 presentations and publications, 168 of which are in archival journals. He is the coauthor of a text entitled The Nonlinear Analysis of Shell Structures published by AIAA in 1992. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics, and a Fellow of AIAA, in addition to being a Professional Engineer.

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NDAONA CHOKANI received his B.A. (First Class—Honors) in Engineering Science from Oxford University in 1984 and his Ph.D. in Engineering from Cambridge University in 1988. He served on the faculty at North Carolina State University and then on the faculty at Duke University, where he was a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Department. His research interests include experimental studies of hydrodynamic stability in compressible flows and of shock wave/boundary-layer interactions, instrumentation, and digital signal processing techniques. This research work has been supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Air Force Research Laboratory, NASA, and the National Science Foundation. He has several international scientific collaborations with research groups in France, Germany, Russia, and Switzerland. He previously served on the National Academies’ Air Force Science and Technology Board, as Associate Editor of the Journal of Aircraft, and as a member of AIAA’s Transition Study Group, Aerodynamics Measurement Technology Technical Committee, and Thermophysics Technical Committee. He is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA.

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KIRTI “KARMAN” N. GHIA is Herman Schneider Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics and Fellow of the Graduate School at the University of Cincinnati (UC). Dr. Ghia joined UC in 1969, after completing his graduate education in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. His research activities are in simulation of steady and unsteady separated viscous flows, high-incidence aerodynamics, vortex-dominated flows, nonlinear dynamics, turbomachinery flows, flow control, aeroelasticity, development of numerical methods, LES/DNS of turbulent flows, and grid generation techniques. Dr. Ghia’s research work has been sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Office of Naval Research, the Army Research Office, Wright Laboratory, NASA, the National Science Foundation, the Ohio Aerospace Institute, and the aerospace industry. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) named him the Freeman Scholar for the 1995–1996 biennium and, at UC, he has been the recipient of numerous research and teaching awards. Dr. Ghia has held visiting positions at several organizations, including USC, 1986; ICASE, NASA Langley Research Center, 1985; Polytechnic Institute of New York, 1978; and Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratories, 1976–1977. He has served as Associate Technical Editor of the Journal of Fluids Engineering, 1981–1990, Co-Editor of the International Computational Fluid Dynamics Journal, 1991–1998, and Co-Director of Computational Fluid Dynamics Research Laboratory, 1990–. Dr. Ghia has also served on the Fluid Mechanics Technical Committee of AIAA since 1986; ASME, since 1978; and as Chair of the Honors and Awards Committee of the Fluids Engineering Division of ASME, 1997–2000. He has chaired many national and international symposia and meetings. He is a Fellow of ASME and Associate Fellow of AIAA.

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technic Institute. He received his B.S. (1981), M.S. (1982), and Ph.D. (1986) from the Department of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Draper Laboratory until 1994, where he led research in the areas of multibody dynamics, structural optimization, and control structure integrated design. He led such NASA efforts as the development of a large simulation for the dynamics and control of the Stabilized Payload Deployment System, a two-arm payload manipulator for the shuttle orbiter, for which he received an award. In 1994, he joined the Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department at Northeastern University, where he led the successful reform of the academic design program. He is currently leading the development of Physical Programming, a methodology that brings optimization within the easy reach of industry engineers. He is an Associate Fellow of AIAA, a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Former Chair of the AIAA Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) Technical Committee (TC), and a former member of the AIAA Structural Dynamics TC. He is on the Editorial Boards of the Optimization and Engineering Journal, the Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization Journal, and the AIAA Publications Education Series. He is also active internationally. He was General Chair of the 10th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference and of the 1st MDO Specialist Conference. He has authored or coauthored more than 140 publications. He was a recipient of the CAREER award of the National Science Foundation.

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ALEX BERMAN is a retired Aerospace Engineer. He received a B.A. and an M.A. in Physics from the University of Connecticut in 1949 and 1952, respectively. He was employed by Kaman Aerospace Corporation from 1951 until 1991, when he retired. At that time, he was the Head of the Research Department as Assistant Director for Research. He was responsible for projects that included advanced structural dynamics, vibration analysis, structural system identification, generalized component synthesis, and advanced computer program architecture. He directed and was a major participant in numerous research projects funded by NASA, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Air Force. He has published over 50 technical papers. He has made presentations at numerous technical conferences and workshops and has given seminars at universities in his fields of expertise. He has been an Associate Editor since 1995. He is a Member of AIAA and the American Helicopter Society.

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