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Moble Benedict.

Moble Benedict.

 

Dr. Moble Benedict has been awarded the 2012 Hal Andrews Young Engineer/Scientist of the Year Award. A premier award of the National Capital Section of AIAA, the Hal Andrews award is presented annually to a local AIAA member who has not reached their 35th birthday as of January 1st for the year of the award. The award recognizes a single significant professional accomplishment or longer-term outstanding career leadership/accomplishment in the technical disciplines of aeronautics and astronautics.

Professor Inderjit Chopra submitted a winning nomination on behalf of Dr. Benedict. Both were recognized at the AIAA-NCS Honors and Awards Banquet on June 8, 2012. Dr. Benedict is specifically being recognized for his leading-edge pioneering research in the analysis-based design, fabrication, and first successful flight of a direct lift aircraft employing a cycloidal rotor: The Cyclocopter Micro-Air Vehicle.

For more information on Dr. Benedict's research and cyclocopter flight videos please visit the links below:

http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~moble/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwgzCg9suTI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF8TV2PVWlI

June 11, 2012


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