Irvine, Calif., November 4, 2002 Satya N. Atluri, an award-winning engineer whose research has led to greater aircraft safety, was elected into the European Academy of Sciences, one of the most prestigious European scientific institutions. Atluri, who is the Henry Samueli "von Karman" Endowed Chair of Aerospace Engineering in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was recognized "for outstanding and lasting contributions to engineering science and fundamental developments in aerospace engineering and fracture mechanics."
Atluri's election is the latest in a string of honors bestowed upon the aerospace expert. In 1996, he was elected into the National Academy of Engineering, and won that organization's Outstanding Achievement Award in 1995. He also is the recipient of the Excellence in Aviation Award and the President