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  • (September 2022) A 5-year MURI grant headed by Professor Boyd on hypersonic plasma generation, kicks off.

  • (August 2022) Three new students join NGPDL: Nicholas Carter, Michael Sands, and Matthew Stasiukevicius.

  • (June 2022) At the AIAA AVIATION Conference, three papers are presented by current NGPDL members: Dr. Ross Chaudhry, Tim Aiken, Tommy Kava, and Nick Campbell.

  • (June 2022) At the International Electric Propulsion Conference, two papers are presented by current NGPDL members: Dr. Ron Chan and Amin Taziny.

  • (April 2022) NGPDL students Jenny Horing and Mitch Wall are awarded Department of Defense (NDSEG) graduate fellowships.

  • (April 2022) NGPDL student Jens Rataczak is awarded a NASA (NSTGRO) graduate fellowship.

  • (March 2022) A DOD MURI proposal led by Professor Boyd on hypersonic plasma formation is selected for award.

  • (October 2021) ACCESS, a 5-year NASA funded institute headed by Professor Boyd, kicks off.

  • (August 2021) Three new students join NGPDL: Kal Monroe, Marisa Petrusky, and Mitchell Wall.

  • (July 2021) Pawel Sawicki receives the 2021 AIAA Thermophysics Best Student Paper Award for his SCITECH 2021 paper. He is the third NGPDL student to win the award.

  • (July 2021) At the AIAA AVIATION Conference, two papers are presented by current NGPDL members: Tommy Kava and Dr. Nick Campbell.

  • (March 2021) Advanced Computational Center for Entry System Simulation (ACCESS) NASA Institute proposal is selected for award with Professor Boyd as the Director.

  • (March 2021) Dr. Ron Chan joins NGPDL as a postdoctoral fellow.

  • (February 2021) Professor Boyd is appointed to the Sandia Science, Technology & Engineering Committee.

  • (January 2021) At the AIAA SCITECH Meeting, two papers are presented (virtually) by current NGPDL members: Pawel Sawicki and Kaelan Hansson.

  • (January 2021) Professor Iain Boyd is appointed as Director, Center for National Security Initiatives at the University of Colorado.

  • (August 2020) Four new students join NGPDL: Jenny Horing, Jens Rataczak, James Nichols, and Charles Lipscomb.

  • (July 2020) Professor Iain Boyd is named as Director, Hypersonic Vehicles Interdisciplinary Research Theme in the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences at the University of Colorado.

  • (June 2020) At the AIAA AVIATION Conference, a paper is presented (virtually) by current NGPDL member Dr. Ross Chaudhry.

  • (January 2020) At the AIAA SCITECH Meeting, five papers are presented by current NGPDL members: Dr. Ross Chaudhry, David Dang, Sam Chen, Kaelan Hansson, and Mike Holloway.

  • (October 2019) Professor Iain Boyd is appointed to the Board on Army RDT&E, Systems Acquisition, and Logistics (BARSL).

  • (September 2019) At the International Electric Propulsion Conference, two papers are presented by current NGPDL members: Astrid Raisanen and Alex Vazsonyi.

  • (August 2019) Four new students join NGPDL: Michele Anderson, Tim Aiken, Amin Taziny, Tommy Kava.

  • (August 2019) Professor Iain Boyd moves to the University of Colorado – Boulder as the H.T. Sears Memorial Professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences.

  • (June 2019) Professor Iain Boyd and NGPDL alum Dr. Peter Cross win the 2019 AIAA Thermophysics Best Paper Award.

  • (June 2019) At the AIAA AVIATION Conference, four papers are presented by current NGPDL members: Dr. Kyle Hanquist, Dr. Savio Poovathingal, Candice Kaplan, and Sam Chen.

  • (May 2019) Professor Iain Boyd is appointed to the AIAA Public Policy Committee.

  • (January 2019) At the AIAA SCITECH Meeting, four papers were presented by current NGPDL members: Kaelan Hansson, Sam Chen, Michael Holloway, and Professor Sinan Eyi. Professor Boyd delivered the lecture for the AIAA 2018 Thermophysics Award.

  • (July 2018) Professor Boyd gave the James Weir Lecture at the 31st International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics in Glasgow, Scotland.

  • (July 2018) Professor Boyd participated on a panel entitled "Hypersonics 101" in the US Capitol Building.

  • (June 2018) At the AIAA Aviation Conference, six papers were presented by current NGPDL members Dr. Kyle Hanquist, Sam Chen, David Dang, Kaelan Hansson, Lauren Mackey, and Professor Sinan Eyi.

  • (June 2018) Professor Kentaro Hara, NGPDL alum, won an Early Career Award from the Department of Energy on fusion plasma modeling.

  • (June 2018) Professor Iain Boyd, NGPDL Director, received the Thermophysics Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics at the AIAA Aviation Conference in Atlanta.

  • (January 2018) Dr. Maria Choi, NGPDL alum, was featured in an article on diversity in engineering by the University of Michigan.

  • (January 2018) At the AIAA SCITECH Meeting, three papers were presented by current NGPDL members Dr. Daniil Andrienko (two papers) and Dr. Kyle Hanquist.

  • (November 2017) Professor Iain Boyd, NGPDL director, was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society of the United Kingdom.

  • (October 2017) Dr. Maria Choi, NGPDL alum, was presented with the inaugural Kuriki Young Professionals Award by the Electric Rocket Propulsion Society.

  • (October 2017) Professor Kentaro Hara, NGPDL alum, won a Young Investigator Program Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research on plasma modeling.

  • (July 2017) Professor Iain Boyd, NGPDL Director, was presented with the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Award for Exceptional Public Service for his work on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.

  • (June 2017) At the AIAA AVIATION Conference, five papers were presented by current NGPDL members Dr. Daniil Andrienko (two papers), Peter Cross (two papers), and Lauren Mackey.

(April 2017) Professor Iain Boyd, NGPDL Director, and Professor Tom Schwartzentruber, NGPDL alum, published a book entitled Nonequilibrium Gas Dynamics and Molecular Simulation, Cambridge University Press.


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