James T’ien honored by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

James T’ien, the Leonard Case Jr. Professor of Engineering in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has received the 2015 Space Processing Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
The award is given every other year for significant contributions in space processing or in furthering the use of microgravity for space processing.

T’ien was recognized specifically for his research into the fundamentals of flame spread and flammability, for contributions to spacecraft fire safety and leadership and support of the physical sciences in microgravity.

He will accept the award at the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research conference Nov. 14 in Alexandria, Va.