Papamoschou Wins AIAA Aeroacoustics Award

Feb. 15, 2017 - The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics has selected Samueli School Professor Dimitri Papamoschou the recipient of its 2017 Aeroacoustics Award. Papamoschou, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, was recognized for outstanding contributions to the field of aircraft community noise reduction, specifically “seminal contributions to understanding noise generations in multi-stream supersonic jets, leading to one of the most promising noise reduction methods in current development."

An AIAA Fellow, Papamoschou researches new ways to suppress sound generated from aircraft engines by investigating compressible turbulence, jet and fan aeroacoustics, mixing enhancement and advanced microphone phased-array methods. In addition to collaborating with UC Irvine researchers, he regularly partners with outside institutions, including NASA’s Glenn Research Center and Langley Research Center, the Goodrich Corp., the Boeing Co. and others. Brenda Henderson of NASA Glenn Research Center nominated him for the Aeroacoustics Award, which he will receive in June during the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition in Denver, Colo.

“I am deeply honored to be chosen as the recipient of the 2017 AIAA Aeroacoustics Award,” Papamoschou said. “Our research group has worked for two decades on the problem of understanding and reducing jet noise, particularly for supersonic aircraft. It is rewarding to see the aerospace community’s recognition of our efforts.”

Papamoschou also acknowledged the contributions of his UCI students, postdocs and collaborators as well as those at other universities, NASA and in industry. “Our research would not have been possible without long-time funding by NASA, for which I am extremely grateful.  And I owe a lot to the support of our industrial partners over the years, including Boeing, Rolls-Royce, United Technologies, Aerion, Parker Aerospace, and ATA Engineering.”

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