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Dr. Douglas Allaire
Dr. Douglas Allaire is an associate professor of mechanical engineering. | Image: Texas A&M Engineering

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) elected Dr. Douglas Allaire as an associate member, recognizing recipients for their exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession.

Allaire’s contributions and achievements in multi-fidelity, multidisciplinary design optimization and uncertainty quantification, and the creation of methods enabling self-aware aerospace vehicles factored into his election. AIAA Senior Member and fellow Texas A&M University mechanical engineering professor Dr. Je-Chin Han nominated him.

Allaire is an associate professor and the Sallie and Don Davis ’61 Faculty Fellow in the J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research interests are multidisciplinary design optimization, Bayesian optimization, multi-fidelity methods, uncertainty quantification, machine learning, design of materials and predictive and prescriptive analytics.

He earned his doctoral degree in aerospace engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2009. He has received the Texas A&M Dean of Engineering Excellence Award, the James J. Cain Graduate Teaching Award and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Computers and Information in Engineering Young Engineer Award. He has published over 75 peer-reviewed papers.

The rank of Associate Fellow is an honor recognizing important engineering or scientific contributions that advance the arts, sciences or technology of aeronautics or astronautics, according to the AIAA.