Paul Lagace Elected AIAA Fellow

April 18, 2000

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics AIAA) recently announced the election of Paul A. Lagace to the grade of Fellow. Selection of AIAA fellows is limited to distinguished individuals demonstrating strong leadership potential in the field of aerospace.

Lagace is professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems at MIT, as well as deputy director of the Engineering Systems Division and co-director of the Leaders for Manufacturing and System Design and Management Programs. He is being honored for exceptionally outstanding contributions in aerospace composite structures through research, teaching, consulting, service to governmental and professional organizations; and for his unique leadership role as president for six years of the International Conference on Composite Materials.

“Professor Lagace is a highly regarded international authority on the response and failure of composite structures,” said Dr. James Starnes, NASA Langley Research Center. “He is recognized as a national leader for the development of composite structures technology. He is frequently invited to serve as an advisor and consultant to industry and government agencies.”

Lagace and other new Fellows will be presented at AIAA’s Global Air Space 2000 International Business Forum and Exhibition in May in Arlington, Virginia.

AIAA is the world’s leading professional society in the broad areas of aeronautics and astronautics, and the pre-eminent worldwide aerospace information resource.