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NIA News Release 2015-06: NIA Research Fellow Selected as AIAA Hampton Roads Section 2016 Engineer-of-the-Year

NIA News Release 2015-06: NIA Research Fellow Selected as AIAA Hampton Roads Section 2016 Engineer-of-the-Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — October 8, 2015

Harla Sherwood
National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, Va.
harla.sherwood@nianet.org
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NIA Release: 2015-06

NIA Research Fellow Selected as AIAA Hampton Roads Section 2016 Engineer-of-the-Year

Dr. Ronald Krueger, Associate Research Fellow at the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), has been selected as the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Hampton Roads Section 2016 Engineer-of-the-Year. Dr. Krueger is being recognized for his significant contributions to the analysis of composite delamination using finite element modeling as well as analysis benchmarking of computational tools, making him a recognized leader in his field.

Dr. Krueger is an internationally recognized expert in the field of analysis of delamination using finite element modeling (FEM).and computational fracture mechanics. He is leading research in the analysis of durability and damage tolerance of composites and failure of structures and components made of composites. Dr. Krueger also made numerous and significant technical contributions focusing on the problem of sandwich face sheet/core disbonding, which can develop into core fracture. He has organized meetings at NIA to bring together teams of professionals from industry, academia, and government to collaboratively address approaches for verifying, validating and benchmarking of analysis tools for the aerospace industry. Dr. Krueger supports NASA’s Advanced Composites Project (ACP) by organizing the Composites Computational Tools (CCT) working group and taking the lead. The group’s primary role is to identify and address numerical implementation issues of analysis codes used to perform progressive damage analysis (PDA) and transient dynamic analysis (TDA).

“We congratulate Ron on his selection as 2016 Engineer-of-the-Year for the AIAA Hampton Roads Section,” said Dr. Douglas Stanley, NIA President and Executive Director. “Dr. Krueger’s work has helped the advanced analysis methods to make a successful transition from the research to an application environment.”

Dr. Krueger will be recognized in the spring of 2016, when he will present the annual Axel T. Mattson Lecture, hosted by AIAA HRS. He will also be AIAA HRS’s nominee for Engineer of the Year for the Peninsula Engineers Council and the AIAA Region I Engineer of the Year.

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Diskin Inducted into AIAA Engineering Honor Society

Dr. Boris Diskin, Associate Research Fellow at the National Institute of Aerospace, will be inducted as a 2015 Member in the AIAA Region I Engineer of the Year Honor Society. Dr. Diskin was selected for this honor because of his unique technical contributions to the art and science of Computational Fluid Dynamics. His award-winning discrete adjoint-based design for unsteady turbulent flows is highly respected by colleagues both within the Region and outside of it. Each year, a three-person nominating committee, from sections not submitting a candidate, selects the most deserving individual as the nominee from the region for this national award.

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