Dr. Margot Wasz Selected as 2012 AIAA Associate Fellow

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (Nov. 22, 2011) — Aerospace Senior Scientist Dr. Margot Wasz has been selected as a 2012 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Associate Fellow. Wasz joins a distinguished group of her colleagues in accepting this honor.

An Associate Fellow must be an AIAA Senior Member with at least twelve years of professional experience and must be recommended by a minimum of three current Associate Fellows. Wasz and other 2012 Associate Fellows will be recognized at the 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting this coming January.

Wasz joined The Aerospace Corporation in 1996. During her distinguished career at Aerospace, Wasz has been involved with initiating and coordinating investigations to find the root causes of battery failures and developing recovery plans for dysfunctional batteries. Wasz first became interested in batteries when she was selected as a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Wasz began her career at TRW, where she worked on simulating heat transients in an internal guidance unit for an Air Force program.

During her career, Wasz has been recognized many times for her commitment to technical excellence. In 2002, she received one of Aerospace’s most distinguished honors, the President’s Award. Wasz was awarded the Resnik Challenger Medal by the Society of Women Engineers in 2009. The Resnik Challenger Medal is given for visionary contributions to space exploration that have been verified by flight experience. She is also the author of 27 technical articles and publications. Wasz received a B.S. in mechanical engineering, an M.S. in materials science, and a Ph.D. in materials science from Rice University.

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