Maziar Hemati Elected Associate Fellow of AIAA

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MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (9/28/2021) – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has elected University of Minnesota (UMN) Twin Cities, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics (AEM) Associate Professor Maziar Hemati to the grade of Associate Fellow Class of 2022. AIAA Associate Fellows are individuals of distinction who have accomplished or been in charge of important engineering or scientific work, or who have done original work of outstanding merit, or who have otherwise made outstanding contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics.

To be selected as an associate fellow, an individual must be an AIAA senior member in good standing with at least 12 years of professional experience and must be recommended by a minimum of three current associate fellows. Each year, only one for every 150 voting members are selected and approved. 

Hemati earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2013 and has been teaching at the University since 2015. He also received the NSF CAREER Award in 2020 and the AFOSR Young Investigator Award in 2019.

His research aims to develop efficient and reliable strategies for the modeling, analysis, and control of fluid flows that arise in various engineering applications. His research program combines theory, computation, and experiments to advance the state-of-the-art in flow control technologies. Current projects include (1) turbulent transition delay for drag reduction in shear flows, (2) multi-fidelity sensor fusion for advanced turbulent flow diagnostics, (3) aerodynamic separation control for enhanced flight performance and maneuverability, and (4) modeling and control of hypersonic flight systems.

AIAA will formally honor and induct the class at its AIAA Associate Fellows Induction Ceremony and dinner in January 2022 in San Diego, California, during its 2022 AIAA SciTech Forum.

“Congratulations to each member of the Class of 2022 Associate Fellows,” said AIAA President Basil Hassan. “This distinguished group of individuals exemplify passion and dedication to advancing the aerospace profession. Each of them was selected because of their significant and lasting contributions to the field. They are truly shapin­­g the future of aerospace.”

About AIAA

Since 1963, members from a single professional society have achieved virtually every milestone in modern American flight. That society is the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. With nearly 30,000 individual members from 91 countries, and 95 corporate members, AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. Created in 1963 by the merger of the two great aerospace societies of the day, AIAA carries forth a proud tradition of more than 80 years of aerospace leadership.