- Kevin Shinpaugh named AIAA associate fellow
- Shinpaugh mentors students and design teams for space-related projects, preparing the next-generation aerospace workforce
- Shinpaugh is also the director of high performance computing and IT at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute/Biocomplexity Institute at Virginia Tech
We are excited to announce that Kevin Shinpaugh, a renowned space science expert at Virginia Tech, has been named an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
Shinpaugh, who currently serves as the director of Virginia Tech’s Space@VT research center and as an associate professor in the Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, has been recognized for his significant technical and professional accomplishments in the field of aerospace engineering. His expertise in space science, propulsion, and advanced space vehicle design has contributed to the advancement of aerospace technology and the exploration of outer space.
In addition to his academic and research roles, Shinpaugh has been actively involved in AIAA, serving as the chair of the Electric Propulsion Technical Committee and participating in various leadership positions within the organization. His dedication to the field of aerospace engineering and his commitment to advancing the industry have been instrumental in his selection as an AIAA Associate Fellow.
As an AIAA Associate Fellow, Shinpaugh will continue to contribute to the advancement of aerospace technology through his research, teaching, and professional involvement. We congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition and look forward to seeing the impact of his contributions on the future of space exploration.