AIAA Recognizes Imon Chakraborty for Scholarship and Drive
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has singled out AE doctoral student Imon Chakraborty to receive two significant awards at the Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition, to be held this June in Dallas, Texas.
The 28-year-old Kolkata, India native was selected to receive the AIAA 2015 Best Paper Award for his contribution to, “A Requirements-driven Methodology for Integrating Subsystem Architecture Sizing and Analysis into the Conceptual Aircraft Design Phase," which was co-authored by his ASDL colleagues, Prof. Dimitri N. Mavris and David Trawick, as well as Mathias Emeneth and Alexander Schneegans.
The award annually recognizes the overall best paper from a pool of various technical research topics.
Chakraborty was also selected to receive the AIAA Foundation William T. Piper, Sr. General Aviation Systems Graduate Award, a $1000 scholarship sponsored by the General Aviation Systems Technical Committee. It is awarded each year to an outstanding graduate student who is researching areas related to general aviation aircraft.
The research proposal that Chakraborty submitted in support of the Piper award, "Facilitating the Development of Pilot-friendly General Aviation Aircraft" underscores his longstanding interest in making personal air transportation available to more people.
"I earned a private pilot license through Georgia Tech's Yellow Jacket Flying Club around two years ago," he said. "I want to get an instrument rating and a commercial pilot's license. I even want to fly some aerobatics."
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is the leading aerospace publisher of aerospace books and journals and houses the largest source of aerospace industry archives. AIAA's mission is to inspire and advance the future of aerospace for the benefit of humanity.