The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will honor George Lesieutre, professor and head of the aerospace engineering department, with the distinction of fellow.
The AIAA, which serves more than 35,000 members worldwide, is devoted to advancing the state of aerospace engineering, engineering and technical leadership. This year, 30 new fellows were elected based on notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences or technology of aeronautics or astronautics.
Lesieutre and the other new fellows will be recognized at the Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala in Washington, D.C., on May 13.
Lesieutre earned his bachelor of science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his doctoral degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Before joining Penn State in 1989, he held positions at Argonne National Laboratory, Allison Gas Turbines, Rockwell International, and SPARTA, Inc. Lesieutre's areas of research and teaching include aerospace structural dynamics, vibration and noise control, active structures and health monitoring.