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Assistant Professor Kareem Ahmed was among the 2019 class of aerospace professionals and academics who were named American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Associate Fellows.

This honor is reserved for individuals who have overseen or accomplished engineering or scientific work of great importance, or those who have contributed greatly to the arts, sciences or technology of the aerospace field.

“I am proud to welcome the Class of 2019 to the ranks of associate fellows — which is an esteemed roster of aerospace professionals,” said AIAA President John Langford in a release. “Their dedication to their fields has set them apart, and they have been recognized by their peers as inspiring colleagues and mentors.”

Ahmed was inducted during the AIAA Science and Technology Forum in San Diego earlier this month with more than 120 other new associate fellows. All of the inductees are AIAA members in good standing who have at least 12 years of professional experience and three recommendations from current associate fellows.

Aside from being named an associate fellow, Ahmed was also named the technical chair of the pressure gain combustion category for AIAA’s 2020 SciTech Forum, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency Orlando.

Ahmed is also the second consecutive inductee from UCF. Associate Professor Subith Vasu was inducted in 2018.