The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has selected mechanical engineering Assistant Professor Jake Hochhalter as part of its class of 2024 Associate Fellows.

AIAA is the largest technical society dedicated to the aerospace profession. The grade of Associate Fellow from AIAA 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 of aeronautics or astronautics.” Nominees are recommended by three AIAA Associate Fellows and must have at least 12 years of professional experience. The new class will be inducted during the 2024 AIAA SciTech Forum in January.

“It is an honor to be recognized as an AIAA Associate Fellow,” said Hochhalter. “These awards recognize a dedication to the aerospace field and reinforce our continuous efforts to grow the aerospace curriculum and research here at the U.”

Hochhalter was recognized for his continued contributions to the reliability of air and space vehicles through the advancement of computational and experimental methods in fatigue and fracture mechanics.

You can learn more about Hochhalter’s work through the M’ Lab website.