DRDL scientist Dr Prakash Chand Jain has been elected to the grade of Associate Fellow-Class of 2018 in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Dr Prakash Chand Jain
Dr Prakash Chand Jain

Hyderabad: Defence Research and Development Authority (DRDL), Hyderabad, scientist Dr Prakash Chand Jain has been elected to the grade of Associate Fellow-Class of 2018 in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). 

The distinguished individuals comprising the Class of 2018 Associate Fellows exemplify extraordinary accomplishments and leadership in the Global Aerospace Community, according to a press release issued here on Friday.

Each individual has demonstrated a remarkable commitment to furthering the advancement of Aerospace Science and Technology and each has performed important work that the Institute is proud to recognise. Their dedication, ingenuity, and accomplishments serve as an inspiration to current and future aerospace professionals, according to the release.

Each year, the Institute recognises exemplary professionals from all over the world for their accomplishments in engineering or scientific work, outstanding merit and contributions to the Science and Technology of aeronautics or astronautics. Jain is the only scientist working in India who figures in the list of 2018 Associate Fellows.

Induction Ceremony of selected AIAA Associate Fellow is planned at the AIAA SciTech Forum in Kissimmee, Florida (USA). Jain, an alumnus of IIT Roorkee, IIT Bombay and BOYSCAST (DST) Fellow from Pennsylvania State University USA, is highly accomplished and internationally known expert in the areas of Structures Technologies.  He is a Fellow of Aeronautical Society of India, Fellow of Telangana Academy of Sciences and Fellow of Institution of Engineers India. 

He is also associated with Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, as AICTE INAE Distinguished Visiting Professor. Jain has made outstanding contributions in Aero Space Engineering through application to the country’s prestigious programmes. With this AIAA Associate Fellowship, Dr Jain joins the select group of internationally renowned scientists and researchers.

The AIAA is an association of nearly 30,000 engineers and scientists and 95 corporate members, from 85 countries who are dedicated to advancing the global aerospace profession.
 
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world’s largest aerospace technical society, the Institute convenes five yearly forums, publishes books, technical journals, and Aerospace America.  It hosts a collection of 160,000 technical papers, develops and maintains standards, honours and celebrates achievement and advocates on policy issues. AIAA serves aerospace professionals around the world — who are shaping the future of aerospace—by providing the tools, insights, and collaborative exchanges to advance the state-of-the-art in engineering and science for aviation, space, and defense, according to the release.