Media

Dr. Majdalani has been featured in a plethora of news media sources for his research and achievements. A few of those sources are Auburn News, Into the Lab, The Guardian, AIAA, TN Today, and Quest. Check out the links below for a more detailed view of how Dr. Madjdalani has been covered! 

  1. Paper by Langston L. Williams, Dr. Majdalani's graduate student, wins the Abe Zarem Distinguished Award in Astronautics for its "outstanding quality." Mr. Williams will represent the United States at the International Astronautical Congress in Australia – August 25, 2017 
  2. G. Alan Lowrey is named Earl Pearce Professional of the Year – July 20, 2017 
  3. Dr. Anwar Ahmed is named the 2017 Konrad Dannenberg Educator of the Year  – June 19, 2017 
  4. Orie M. Cecil is named the 2017 Graduate Student of the Year by the AIAA Greater Huntsville Section – June 12, 2017 
  5. Dr. John E. Cochran Jr. receives the 2017 Hermann Oberth Award, the highest honor bestowed through the AIAA Greater Huntsville Section  – May 26, 2017 
  6. Record number of Auburn University students, including Chandler Moore (advisee), receive National Science Foundation Fellowships  March 31, 2017
  7. The Hybrid Rockets Technical Committee garners AIAA national recognition as TC of the Quarter  March 3, 2017
  8. Professor Majdalani's advisee Tharikaa Ramesh Kumar wins the 2016 Best Aerospace Engineering Poster on "Biglobal Instability of the Compressible Taylor-Culick Solution in Cylindrical Rockets"  – October 20, 2016 
  9. Astronaut Jim Voss receives the 2016 Haley Space Flight Award from the AIAA Foundation September 27, 2016  (nominated by Dr. Majdalani)    
  10. Professor Majdalani wins the 2015 AIAA Solid Rockets Best Paper Award  August 26, 201  
  11. Aerospace engineering faculty earn regional accolades in the areas of research, education and service  June 30, 2016 (initiated by Dr. Majdalani)
  12. Dr. Eldon Triggs is named the 2016 Konrad Dannenberg Educator of the Year  – May 27, 2016 (initiated by Dr. Majdalani)
  13. Dr. Winfred A. (Butch) Foster Jr. receives the 2016 Hermann Oberth award, the highest honor bestowed through the AIAA Greater Huntsville Section  – May 27, 2016 (initiated by Dr. Majdalani)
  14. Professor Majdalani receives the 2016 AIAA Foundation Sustained Service Award.  This award is presented to recognize sustained, significant service and contributions to AIAA by active members of the Institute.  The nomination was initiated by Kurt Polzin, Chair of the Greater Huntsville Section, “for 24 years of dedicated service as a Faculty Advisor, Professional Development Course Instructor, Chair and Education Chair – Hybrid Rockets Technical Committee, TAC Member, and Session Chair”  May 27, 2016
  15. Airbus Americas donates $750,000 aircraft part to Auburn aerospace engineering  November 20, 201 
  16. Auburn faculty members honored with endowed professorships November 3, 2015.  Also featured here
  17. Professor Majdalani's advisee Paul Kovacic wins the 2015 Best Aerospace Engineering Poster in the Graduate Engineering Research Showcase for "Designing a Stable Rocket Engine"  October 22, 201 
  18. Professor Majdalani's advisee Robert Watson wins the 2015 Honorable Mention in the Graduate Engineering Research Showcase Poster Competition for "CFD Simulations of the Bidirectional Vortex Liquid Rocket Engine"  October 22, 2015
  19. Dr. Brian Thurow is named the 2015 Konrad Dannenberg Educator of the Year  – May 27, 2016 (nominated by Dr. Majdalani)
  20. Aerospace engineering students set another record-breaking performance at AIAA regional conference  April 22, 2015
  21. Professor Majdalani featured on the DD News Metro in India talking about Auburn University'sInternational Accelerator Program. Professor Majdalani represented Auburn University and the Provost in launching "Auburn Global" in both China and India  April 3, 201 
  22. Professor Majdalani in a meet the press for India's leading online business channel Hybiz.tv "Global Footprint Part 1 Part 2 April 1, 201  
  23. Dominic BerardiAuburn Global Regional Director, South and Southeast Asia, in a Meet the PressVideo – Hybiz.tv. Also featured here. – April 1, 201
  24. Professor Majdalani introducing Auburn University and its well-known engineering programs in Shanghai.  This was the second day of his one week trip in China covering Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Beijing on behalf of the Provost, Auburn Global, and Shorelight Education  March 25, 201  
  25. Aerospace engineering faculty and students show strong presence at SciTech'15  January 23, 2015
  26. Professor Majdalani is selected as the National Faculty Advisor of the Year by the AIAA Foundation. Also featured in The Telemetry  December 5, 201  
  27. Project WALL-Eagle Maxi-Mav  October 6, 2014
  28. Professors Majdalani and Foster earn several recognitions at national propulsion conference September 11, 2014
  29. Professor Majdalani is featured in a 15-page article published by AIAA Momentum; this news article is widely circulated to AIAA members worldwide.  It focuses on Auburn's extensive outreach and engagement activities made possible through Auburn's AIAA Student Chapter, the Auburn University Rocketry Association (AURA), the University Student Launch Initiative (USLI) team, and the Design/Build/Fly team  July 11, 201  
  30. Professor Majdalani is featured in a special "Into the Lab" College of Engineering magazine article  July 11, 2014
  31. Professor Majdalani's advisee Josef Fleischmann is featured in an Auburn University Faculty Highlight  July 11, 201
  32. Professor Majdalani and the Auburn University Rocket Association (AURA) receive a NASA achievement award for completing a successful rocket launch and for their extensive outreach activities with middle and high school students.  The story of their accomplishments is featured in the Auburn Engineering article "We gotta fly July 9, 2014
  33. Professor Majdalani wins the 2014 Konrad Dannenberg Educator of the Year Award.  This Greater Huntsville Section Award recognizes a Section member for outstanding service to education and promotion of math and science within the community. The award is named in recognition of Konrad Dannenberg, a German-American rocket pioneer who was an avid proponent of education, an active member of the AIAA, and an inspiration to the aerospace community. In 1960, Dannenberg joined NASA's newly established Marshall Space Flight Center as Deputy Manager of the Saturn program. He received the NASA Exceptional Service Medal in 1973 for successfully initiating development of the largest rocket ever built, the Saturn V, which took the first human beings to the moon. When Arthur Rudolph came back from the army's development of the Pershing missile system, Braun assigned the management of the Saturn system to him. Dannenberg then started to work on Saturn-based space stations, which were eventually replaced by the Space Shuttle-based ISS.  Dannenberg retired from the Marshall Space Flight Center in 1973 and became an Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) in Tullahoma, Tennessee – June 6, 2014
  34. Professor Majdalani’s Students Win Best Paper Awards for Fifth Consecutive Year – April 28, 2014
  35. Professor Majdalani's advisee Andrew Fist wins first place among all seven (7) regions of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), in the international M.S. competition held at the 52nd AIAA Sciences Meeting  January 17, 2014. Also featured in oanow.com andHIGH MACH
  36. Professor Majdalani selected as new aerospace engineering department chair at Auburn University.  AU Engineering NewsUTSI NewsTullahoma News   September 1, 2013
  37. Professor Majdalani featured in Aerospace America, the AIAA flagship magazine with worldwide distribution – July 1, 2013.  Also featured in TN Today/Faculty News and Notes (August 1, 2013)
  38. Professor Majdalani named Scholar of the Week! – June 28, 2013
  39. Professor Majdalani receives AIAA award in Tennessee Today – June 28, 2013
  40. Recognized in Faculty News and Notes – June 20, 2013
  41. Professor Honored at AIAA Awards Luncheon – June 13, 2013.  Also featured in Tullahoma news(June 20, 2013) and AIAA Daily Launch with worldwide email circulation (June 21, 2013) 
  42. Student Receives AIAA Special Award – June 18, 2013
  43. Recognized in QUEST! – May 8, 2013
  44. Students Recognized at Chancellor's Honors Banquet – April 22, 2013.  Also featured inTullahoma News (May 11, 2013
  45. Professor Majdalani’s Students Win Best Paper Awards for Fourth Consecutive Year – April 16, 2013.  Also featured in Tennessee Today (April 19, 2013) and Tullahoma News (April 21, 2013
  46. Recognized in QUEST! – February 6, 2013
  47. Professor Honored with Educator Award  January 26, 2013.  Also featured in Tennessee Today(January 28, 2013) 
  48. Ten Years of Excellence at the UT Space Institute  January 23, 2013
  49. Graduate Wins AIAA Foundation Award for Distinguished Achievement in Astronautics  January 23, 2013
  50. Grad Honored for Achievement in Astronautics  January 21, 2013
  51. Students Continue AIAA Conference Winning Streak  June 1, 2012. See corresponding full issue of the High Mach Air Force magazine.  Also featured in Tullahoma News (June 10, 2012)
  52. Professor Majdalani's Teams Win Best Paper Awards at AIAA Conference for Third Year  April 13, 2012. Also featured here (April 24, 2012)
  53. Paper Wins First Place at Sixty-Second Annual AIAA Conference  April 13, 2011. Also featured in Tennessee Today (April 14, 2011)
  54. Professor Honored  February 2, 2011
  55. Students Honored for Work with AEDC  December 17, 2010
  56. Annual Tennessee Section AIAA Awards  December 1, 2010. Also featured in Tennessee Today(December 2, 2010)
  57. Outstanding Presence at the 46th Joint Propulsion Conference  August 8, 2010. Also featured inTennessee Today (August 27, 2010
  58. Students Win American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Awards – April 29, 2010
  59. Students Win Awards at AIAA Conference  April 26, 2010.  Also featured in Tullahoma News(April 28, 2010) and High Mach (May 7, 2010). See corresponding full issue of the High Mach Air Force magazine
  60. Student and Professor featured in Royal Society Review  December 4, 2009.  See corresponding full issue of the High Mach Air Force magazine
  61. Student and Professor Featured in Royal Society Review Article  November 25, 2009
  62. Student Becomes First to Have Paper Published in The Royal Society  December 10, 2008
  63. Taking Rocket Science to a New Level  November 16, 2009
  64. Professor and GRA Spent Summer in China  September 16, 2008
  65. Dr.  Dahotre Named ASME Fellow  March 6, 2008
  66. Dr. Majdalani Receives Highest Tennessee AIAA Award  June 11, 2007 
  67. Dr. Majdalani Honored by AIAA, SAE and ASME  May 31, 2007
  68. Dr. Majdalani to Receive Teetor Award  January 26, 2007
  69. Professor Majdalani Elected ASME Fellow  October 5, 2007
  70. UTSI lights giant Christmas tree  December 4, 2006
  71. $175K Contract Received to Study Rocket Motor Design  January 15, 2006
  72. Professor, Former Student Publish Heat Management Paper  November 27, 2005
  73. Majdalani receives  2005 AIAA Solid Rockets Best Paper Award – July 13, 2005
  74. AIAA Names UTSI Paper best in '04   May 29, 2005
  75. Dr. Majdalani collaborates with ORBITEC in developing innovative rocket engine  January 9, 2005
  76. 16 Papers Presented at Propulsion Conference   October 3, 2004
  77. Fischbach Paper Earns Accolades  September 22, 2004
  78. Major Changes in Shifting Focus to Research  September 28,2003
  79. Dr. Joseph Majdalani joins faculty at UTSI  September 17, 2003




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