Honors and Awards:

Georgia Tech’s Combustion Laboratory was named “The Ben T. Zinn Combustion Laboratory” on May 18, 2006.

 

Member, National Academy of Engineering, 1995

 

Director of the NASA University Institute on Aero-propulsion and Power at Georgia Tech, Ohio State and Florida A&M.

 

Holder of the honorary David S. Lewis, Jr. Chair, Georgia Institute of Technology

 

July 1, 1992Feb. 1995

Recipient of Georgia Tech’s 1990 Distinguished Professor Award

 

Honorary Professor, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, People Republic of China

 

Director of Army’s Multidisciplinary Research Initiative on “Intelligent Turbine Engines”

 

Recipient of the American Society of Mechanical Engineer’s Westinghouse Gold Medal Award, 2005

 

Recipient of the 2005 IGTI (International Gas Turbine Institute) Scholar Award given to a person with a significant depth of knowledge in some aspect of gas turbine technology.

 

Recipient of the IGTI (International Gas Turbine Institute) 2005 Aircraft Engine Technology Award “For sustained personal creative contributions to aircraft engine technology in the areas of aircraft engine design and/or research and development performed in an industrial, academic or research laboratory environment.

 

Recipient of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 1996 Propellants and Combustion Award

 

Recipient of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Air Breathing Propulsion Award for 2003, “For Outstanding contributions to the understanding and active control of unsteady combustion phenomena in air breathing propulsion systems”

 

Recipient of the 2002 Alfred C. Egerton Gold Medal of the Combustion Institute “For distinguished continuing and encouraging contributions to the field of combustion”

 

Recipient of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Pendray Aerospace Literature Award. Citation - “For continuous high-quality contributions to aerospace literature, especially for numerous pioneering papers in the field of oscillatory combustion and its control,” January 2000

 

Honored as one of "2000 Aerospace Laurels,"  “For Research to improve the performance of gas turbines and reduce emissions by reducing combustion instabilities through acoustic detection, new signal processing techniques and active control of fuel flow,” by Aviation Week and Space Technology, February, 2001

 

Georgia Institute of Technology Faculty Research Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Research Development," 1997

 

The Georgia Tech Sigma Xi Sustained Research Award, 1976

 

NASA Certificate of Recognition for the Development of a Nozzle Admittance Computer Program, 1974 

 

Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

 

Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

 

Fellow of the American Acoustical Society

 

Member of the National Research Council Committee on the Future of Air Force Propulsion, 2006

 

Represented the US on the International LTTG Committee that determined the 2025 aircraft engines emissions goals, 2006

 

Delivered the honorary Fowler lecturer at Texas A & M University, February, 2004

 

Delivered the honorary “Lichtenstein Lecture,” at Ohio State University, January 2006

 

Presented the "Crocco Colloquium," Princeton University, October, 1996

 

Delivered a Plenary lecture at Japan's 2nd Symposium on Smart Control of Turbulence, Tokyo, Japan, March 5-6, 2001

 

Delivered the Plenary Lecture at the Annual Symposium of the Israeli Section of the Combustion Institute, Technion, Haifa, Israel, December 2005

 

Delivered the Plenary Lecture, 12 Annual Symposium of the Israeli Section of the Combustion Institute, Technion, Israel, December 12, 1996

 

Delivered the Plenary Lecture, 39th Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences, Technion, Haifa, Israel, 1999

 

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the AIAA Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics book series, terms 2001-2003

 

Member of the editorial board of “Combustion Science and Technology” Journal

 

Member of the editorial board of “Progress in Energy and Combustion” Journal

 

Stanford University Engineering Honor Fellowship, 1961/1962

 

David Orr Mechanical Engineering Prize, New York University, June 1961

 

Graduated Cum Laude in Mechanical engineering, New York University, 1961

 

New York University’s Founder’s Day Award, 1961

 

Ford Honor Fellowship, Princeton University, 1962/1963

 

 

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