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Published November 05, 2019
The University of Wyoming’s Stefan Heinz recently was named an associate fellow for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
Heinz, a professor in UW’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics since 2004, and the rest of the class of 2020, will be officially inducted Jan. 6 at the AIAA’s 2020 SciTech Forum.
“It is truly an honor for me to be recognized as an associate fellow by the AIAA,” Heinz says. “The theoretical foundations of computational simulation methods for aerospace turbulent flows, which determine the quality of flow predictions, have been discussed for decades. I am pleased to see that my contributions to this topic are so much appreciated.”
The grade of associate fellow recognizes individuals “who have accomplished or been in charge of important engineering or scientific work, or who have done original work of outstanding merit, or who have otherwise made outstanding contributions to the arts, sciences or technology or aeronautics or astronautics.” To be selected as an associate fellow, an individual must be an AIAA senior member in good standing; have at least 12 years of professional experience; and be recommended by a minimum of three current associate fellows.
Heinz’s research interests include computational fluid dynamics, stochastic analysis and mathematical modeling. He has written more than 100 publications and published two textbooks. In his 15 years at UW, he has taught a variety of courses, including calculus, probability, applied mathematics and deterministic and stochastic mathematical modeling.
Heinz was recognized with the College of Arts and Sciences’ Extraordinary Merit in Teaching Award in 2007 and the Extraordinary Merit in Research Award in 2011. He was named fellow of the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Study in Delmenhorst, Germany. He has held visiting professor appointments at ETH Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland; Delft Technical University in Delft, Netherlands; the University of Oldenburg in Oldenburg, Germany; and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He came to UW from the Technical University of Munich, Germany.
The AIAA has nearly 30,000 engineers and scientists, and 95 corporate members, from 85 countries. Members are dedicated to advancing the global aerospace profession. The world’s largest aerospace technical society, the AIAA convenes annual forums; publishes books, technical journals and Aerospace America; hosts a collection of 160,000 technical papers; develops and maintains standards; honors and celebrates achievement; and advocates on policy issues.
The full class of 2020 can be viewed here: www.aiaa.org/news/news/2019/10/01/aiaa-announces-class-of-2020-associate-fellows.