Seven Indian Americans Among Associate Fellows Named by AIAA


A group of seven Indian Americans have been named by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics as 2016 Associate Fellows.

AIAA named the more than 150 fellows in September, but will formally honor the class at a Jan. 4 ceremony in San Diego, Calif., in conjunction with the AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition 2016.

Associate Fellows are individuals who have accomplished or been in charge of important engineering or scientific work, have done original work of outstanding merit or have made outstanding contributions to the arts, sciences or technology of aeronautics or astronautics, according to the AIAA.

In addition, Fellows must be an AIAA senior member with at least 12 years of professional experience and be recommended by at least three current fellows.

These are the Indian Americans named Fellows: Venkatramanan Raman of the University of Michigan, Alex Selvarathinam of Lockheed Martin Corporation, Prasenjit Sengupta of Optimal Synthesis Inc., Gopalakrishnan Srinivasan of the Indian Institute of Science, Puneet Singla of the University at Buffalo-The State University of New York, Shawn Keshmiri of the University of Kansas and consultant Balasubramanyam Madhanabharatam.

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