American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Names 2017 Fellows

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A former president of L-3 Communications, Dr. Jai N. Gupta utilizes his four decades of leadership and technical experience as chairman and chief executive officer of Centerline Biomedical based in Cleveland, Ohio. A graduate of Purdue University’s doctoral program in electrical engineering, Dr. Jai N. Gupta is an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Established in 1963, the AIAA is the world’s largest technical society aimed at the global aerospace industry. The organization began upon the merging of the American Rocket Society and the Institute of the Aerospace Sciences. Today, the group has more than 30,000 members in 88 countries. As the leading aerospace publisher, the AIAA has published more than 300 books and 200,000 technical articles.

In January 2017, AIAA announced its class of 2017 fellows and honorary fellows. On May 3, 2017, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., the AIAA will induct 21 fellows and three honorary fellows. Fellows make notable and valuable contributions to the sciences, arts, or technology of aeronautics and astronautics. Honorary fellow is the highest AIAA designation, and is given to those who have made significant contributions to the aerospace industry.

Membership in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

 

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Dr. Jai N. Gupta is the chairman and chief operating officer of Centerline Biomedical, a company that seeks to expand the reach of its intraoperative positioning system (IOPS) technology to improve the safety and efficacy of endovascular procedures. He has more than 40 years of experience in the electrical engineering field. Dr. Jai N. Gupta is also an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the principal technical society serving the aerospace profession internationally. It has over 30,000 members from 88 countries and is dedicated to providing a voice for scientists, educators, researchers, engineers, and allied professionals within the industry.

There are nine levels of AIAA membership. Student members are those holding an interest in aeronautics and astronautics while currently attending an institute of higher learning. Educator associates are STEM teachers of grades K-12. Associate members do not hold a scientific or engineering degree but are interested in aeronautics and astronautics, while members hold a BA in science or engineering and have achieved professional status in the field. Senior member status goes to members who have achieved success in a professional aeronautics or astronautics practice for at least eight years.

Senior members who have completed important scientific or engineering work or otherwise made a significant contribution to the field may be eligible to become associate fellows. Associate fellow candidates must be nominated by their peers and are required to have 12 years of experience as a professional in the industry. Associate fellows may also rise to become fellows upon making notable contributions to the field, and honorary fellows after demonstrating long and highly impactful careers in aeronautics or astronautics.

Finally, individuals who demonstrate distinction in the field may, upon nomination by the Honors and Awards Committee, be elected by the board to become honorary members of AIAA.

Benefits of AIAA membership include access to AIAA job listings, discounts on AIAA publications and forums, networking opportunities at local AIAA events, and discounts on automobile and home insurance.