Momentum - The Magazine for Virginia Tech Mechanical Engineering Vol. 4 No. 1 Spring 2019 - Page 10

10 Wing Ng elected as AIAA Fellow Others chosen for the honor 3 engineering faculty this year include Virginia highlight Hokie presence Tech alums Fayette Collier on AIAA 2019 Fellow list of the NASA Langley Re- Twenty-nine members of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics were elected as Fellows for 2019 including three current Virginia Tech faculty: Wing Ng, Christopher C. Kraft Endowed Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Rakesh Kapania, Mitchell Professor of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, and Robert Canfield, professor Wing Ng on and assistant department the work floor head in the Kevin T. of the company Crofton Department of he founded and Aerospace and Ocean continues to run, Engineering. Techsburg sciences, and technology and fellowship is limited to one for every 125 associate fellows each year. The induction search Center, who earned his ceremony will be held May 14 BS, MS, and Ph.D.s in aero- in Crystal City, Virginia. space and ocean engineering Wing Ng in 1981, 1982, and 1988 Nominated for his work in respectively; and Jaiwon Shin of NASA Headquarters, industry as CEO and founder of Techsburg, Ng has con- who earned his Ph.D. in me- chanical engineering in 1989. ducted research in aero-pro- pulsion and turbomachinery Additionally, new AIAA since 1984 and is a global Fellow Hanspeter Schaub of expert in aerodynamic test- the University of Colorado, was a faculty member in AOE ing. His company, Techsburg, performs mostly proprietary in the early 2000s. and classified research and As the largest aerospace development work for professional society in the aerospace companies, the world, AIAA fellows have gas turbine industry, and made notable and valuable government laboratories. His contributions to the arts, use of innovative wind tunnel facilities allows for cost-ef- fective critical data collection for aerospace companies to improve their products. Through his company and his university laboratory, he has helped develop quieter, more fuel efficient, and safer aerospace products. A member of AIAA since 1980 and an Associate Fellow since 1992, Ng has spent his pro- fessional career as a member of Virginia Tech, arriving in 1984 as an assistant professor. He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1984. He was elected to Virginia Tech’s