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AIAA Names Five Johns Hopkins APL Personnel as Associate Fellows

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Johns Hopkins APL

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics has inducted Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory staff members Doug Adams, Justin Likar, Mike Ryschkewitsch, Bradley Wheaton and Matthew Zuber into the professional society's 2021 class of associate fellows.

AIAA considers senior members who have remained in good standing and gained professional experience for at least 12 years when selecting associate fellowship participants,  APL said Friday.

Adams is a flight systems engineer currently working on the lab's Dragonfly rotorcraft lander project with NASA. He previously held a 12-year career at the space agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Likar leads radiation, survivability and spacecraft charging work on the orbiter being developed for the Europa Clipper mission. His career also includes time at Lockheed Martin's space systems business and UTC Aerospace Systems.

Ryschkewitsch served as chief engineer at NASA for six years before he joined APL as space exploration sector head.

Wheaton is the principal investigator for the Boundary Layer Transition flight experiment supporting high-speed aerodynamics initiatives by the U.S. Air Force's Office of Scientific Research.

Zuber, a 25-year USAF veteran, has led research into aerospace technology platforms since he joined APL in 2017.

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