Aerospace's Levin named AIAA fellow

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Deborah Levin, professor of aerospace engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

The AIAA's fellow distinction is conferred upon members who have made notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences or technology of aeronautics and astronautics.

Levin is being honored for her work in the field of thermophysics, specifically her research in modeling and simulation of reacting flows. The award also recognizes her teaching of undergraduate and graduate students, and her service to AIAA, the Department of Defense and NASA.

Levin's work combines aerospace engineering and physical chemistry. Her research in gas dynamic flows spans modeling space experiments, space environments, microfluidics, micropropulsion and plasma processes.

Levin received her bachelor's in chemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and her doctorate in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology.

She will be honored in April at the group's 2014 Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala in Washington, D.C.

The AIAA is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the aerospace industry and includes more than 35,000 individual members worldwide.

Last Updated November 19, 2013