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NIA Researcher Honored by AHS

NIA Researcher Honored by AHS

Dr. Boris Diskin, Associate Research Fellow at the National Institute of Aerospace, and his NASA LaRC collaborator, Dr. Eric Nielsen, were recognized by the American Helicopter Society (AHS) for their contributions to formal optimization using computational fluid dynamics for rotorcraft. Their paper, “Discrete Adjoint=Based Design for Unsteady Turbulent Flows on Dynamic Overset Unstructured Grids”, published in 2013, was the first such publication for this complex rotorcraft challenge. AHS determines the most noteworthy and significant contributions made in both the theory and practice of helicopter and other VTOL aircraft technology at designated vertical flight historical sites around the world. Significant events cited by the AHS for Langley include the creation of NACA, the building of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory, the building and operation of selected wind tunnels, and the design and test of specific rotorcraft. Diskin’s paper, however, is only the second publication to receive such recognition since 1915. The AHS International Vertical Flight Heritage Site Recognition Ceremony was held at NASA Langley on May 8, 2015.

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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