Stephani named AIAA Associate Fellow


Kelly Stephani
Kelly Stephani
Assistant Professor Kelly Stephani has been elected to the 2018 class of Associate Fellows for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). The organization will formally honor and induct the class at a recognition ceremony in January 2018, in conjunction with the AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition.

“The distinguished individuals comprising the Class of 2018 Associate Fellows exemplify extraordinary accomplishments and leadership in the global aerospace community,” said AIAA President Jim Maser. “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 recognize. Their dedication, ingenuity, and accomplishments serve as an inspiration to current and future aerospace professionals.”

AIAA is nearly 30,000 engineers and scientists, and 95 corporate members, from 85 countries who are dedicated to advancing the global aerospace profession. The world’s largest aerospace technical society, AIAA serves aerospace professionals around the world by providing tools, insights, and collaborative exchanges to advance the state of the art in engineering and science for aviation, space, and defense.

Stephani joined MechSE in August 2014, and earned her PhD in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012. She leads the Computational Kinetics Group, which utilizes direct simulation Monte Carlo, deterministic Boltzmann solvers and Molecular Dynamics for improved modeling of non-equilibrium and non-continuum flows, fundamental transport processes, and material response within multi-scale, multi-physics systems.