ARA Awards 2011-Present

2016

The annual ARA Excellence Awards

  • Dr. Ala Mindicanu – ARA Full Member, Canada

“Prof. Dr.Mircea Sabau” ARA Awards for Excellence in Physics/Chemistry

  • Prof. Dr. Eng. Ruxandra Vidu and Prof. Dr. Eng. Marius Enachescu for exceptional scientific achievements in nanoscience and nanotechnologies

The 2016 “Honorary Prof. Dr. Mircea N. Sabau” ARA Award for Excellence in Physics/Chemistry”

  • Prof. Dr. Eng. Ruxandra Vidu – President of ARA, and Prof. Dr. Eng. Marius Enachescu – Vice-President of ARA, at the ARA 40th Congress, which was held in Montreal, Canada, July 28 – 31, 2016, Chaired by Dr. Ala Mindicanu.

This year, in honor of the 40th Anniversary of the founding of ARA, the award was uniquely given to two ARA members for their significant and outstanding contribution to both Science and ARA. The $200 Award Prize was given to Prof. Dr. Eng. Ruxandra Vidu, by Prof. Dr. Eng. Marius Enachescu, who graciously took over the supplemental material offered from the Founders in 2015, and another $200 for Prof. Dr. Eng. Marius Enachescu was offered by Dr. Rer. Nat. Carmen Sabau and Dr. Isabelle Sabau, the founders of the Award.

ARA Award of Excellence in Arts

  • Carmen Doreal, Canada

 Poster Awards

This year, PhD students were awarded in the poster sesion, which offered an exciting and rewarding experiential learning opportunity to grad students who shared and presented their research. The Judging Committee was composed of ARA members, such as: Marius Enachescu, Ruxandra Botez, Ioana Ionel, Vitorio Stana si Ruxandra Vidu.

ARA Poster Award in Aircraft Modeling

Alin Turculet, Georges Ghazi, R. M. Botez, “DEVELOPMENT OF AIRCRAFT DATABASE IN CRUISE FLIGHT USING EQUATIONS OF MOTION”

ARA Poster Award in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Guillaume Tatrie, Maximilien Hawawini, and R. Botez, “WING GEOMETRY OPTIMIZATION FOR THE UAS-S4 EHECATL WITH THE AIM OF AERODYNAMICS PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT”

ARA Poster Award in Navigation Modeling

Charles Romain, Alejandro Murrieta-Mendoza, R. M. Botez, “AIRCRAFT TRAJECTORY OPTIMIZATION TO REDUCE FUEL CONSUMPTION IN CRUISE”

ARA Poster Award in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Maxime Kuitche, Marine Segui, Anais Kerroux, Ruxandra Botez, “ESTIMATION OF THE FLIGHT DYNAMICS OF THE UAS-S4 THROUGH ITS GEOMETRY CARACTERISTICS”

ARA Young Scientist Poster Award

CRIAQ MDO505 Team, poster presented by Manuel Flores Salinas, “MORPHING ARCHITECTURES AND RELATED TECHNOLOGIES FOR WING EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT”

ARA Young Scientist Poster Award in Wind and Tunnel

Oliviu Sugar-Gabor, Manuel Flores, Oscar Carranza, Cyril Ledent, Robin Lacroix, and Ruxandra Botez, “NUMERICAL MODELLING AND TESTING AT THE PRICE-PAIDOUSSIS SUBSONIC WIND TUNNEL OF TWO LONG RANGE GROUND-SURVEILLANCE RADARS”

ARA Young Scientist Poster Award in Navigation

Radu Dancila, Loredana Dugulean, and Ruxandra Botez, “CONSTANT ALTITUDE CRUISE TRAJECTORY OPTIMIZATION FOR REQUIRED TIME OF ARRIVAL”

ARA Poster Award in Chemistry

Cristian Pantilimon, Andra Predescu, Ruxandra Vidu, Ecaterina Matei, Cristian Predescu, “COMPARISON OF DEPOLLUTION CAPABILITIES OF TWO IRON BASED MAGNETIC NANOPOWDERS”

ARA Poster Award in Environmental Protection

Yassine Kadmi, Lidia Favier, Ecaterina Matei, Andra Predescu, Ruxandra Vidu, “MODELING THE FORMATION OF DISINFECTION BY-PRODUCTS IN SURFACE WATER WITH DIFFERENT QUALITY”

ARA Young Scientist Poster Award in Advanced Materials

Daniel Dryden, Theodore Sun, Ryan McCormick, Raymond Hickey, Ruxandra Vidu, Pieter Stroeve, “TEMPLATED ELECTRODEPOSITION OF CO-NI FLUTED NANOWIRES”

ARA Young Scientist Poster Award in Railway History: Ramon Mihai Balogh

Ramon Mihai Balogh, Ioana Ionel, Dan Stepan, “LOOKING THROUGH THE CURTAIN OF HISTORY”

2015

The annual ARA Excellence Awards were presented to:

Acad. Bogdan SIMIONESCU – Vice President of the Romanian Academy, Romania
Dr. Carmen SABAU – ARA Emeritus member, USA

“Prof. Dr.Mircea Sabau” ARA Awards for Excellence in Physics/Chemistry was awarded to:

Dr. Ioana IONEL – ARA Corresponding Member, Romania

ARA Award of Ecellence in Sciences was presented to:

Prof. Dr. Tudor RATIU – ARA Full Member, USA
Dr. Catalina CURCEANU – ARA Full Member, USA
Prof. Mihaela D. Leonida – ARA Full Member, USA
Dr. Doina URICARIU – Director of the Romanian Cultural Institute, New York, USA

ARA Award of Ecellence in Arts was presented to:

Luminita GLIGA

Emeritus Membership in ARA:

N/A

2014

The annual ARA Excellence Awards were presented to:

Dr. Adrian Stoica – ARA Full Member, USA
Dr. Virgil Adumotroaie – JPL, NASA, USA
Dr. Stela and John Cepoi – ARA Full Mmebers. USA

“Prof. Dr. Mircea Sabau” ARA Awards for Excellence in Physics/Chemistry was awarded to:

 Dr. Ioan Opris – USA

ARA Award of Ecellence in Sciences was presented to:

Matthew M. OMBABA, Ruxandra VIDU, Logeeswaran V. JAYARAMAN, Mark TRIPLETT, Jonathan HSU and M. Saif ISLAM, for their outstanding paper titled “Seamless Integration of an Elastomer with Electrode

Matrix and its In-Situ Conversion into a Solid State Electrolyte for Robust Li-Ion Batteries”, published in Advanced Functional Materials (2013).

Dr. Marius Enachescu, for his outstanding book chapter titled “Nanoscale Effects of Friction, Adhesion and Electrical Conduction in AFM Experiments”, published in the book titled: “Atomic Force Microscopy – Imaging, Measuring and Manipulating Surfaces at the Atomic Scale”, published by INTECH (2012).

ARA Award of Ecellence in Arts was presented to:

Alexandru Darida

Emeritus Membership in ARA:

Prof. Dr. Domnita Dumitrescu
Prof. Dr. Monica Grecu
Dr. Dino Tudor

2013

Honorary Membership in ARA was awarded to:

Deng Yun He – Inventor, Chairman of ENGGA, China
Ion Bistreanu – Ambassador, Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Dr. Hab. Gheorghe Avornic – Rector USPEE, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Acad. Valeriu Canter – Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Acad. Gheorghe Rusnac – Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

“Prof. Dr.Mircea Sabau” ARA Awards for Excellence in Physics/Chemistry was awarded to:

 Prof. Dr. Mihail Iovu – Republic of Moldavia

Emeritus Membership in ARA:

Prof. Dr. Ing. Adriana Nastase – Aachen, Germany
Acad. Alexandru Balaban – Texas, USA
Dr. Carmen Sabau – Chicago, USA
Mr. George Roca – Sidney, Australia

ARA Book Awards were presented to:

Cristian Petru Balan – Chicago, USA
Acad. Nicolae Dabija – Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

The annual ARA Awards were presented to:

Dr. Vlad Vlaicu – ARA Corresponding Member, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Dr. John Starway – ARA Member, Winnipeg, Canada
Dr. Liudmila Stihi – ARA Corresponding Member, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Dr. Valentina Coptilet – ARA Corresponding Member, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Dr. Hab. Raisa Grecu – ARA Corresponding Member, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Dr. Aliona Lisii – ARA Corresponding Member, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Dr. Valentin Asevschi – ARA Corresponding Member, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Dr. Pavel Midrigan – ARA Corresponding Member, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

 

2012

Honorary Membership in ARA was awarded to:

Prof. Emanuele Degennaro, Rector of University “LIBERÀ MEDITERRANEA” JEAN MONNET, Bari, Italy

Emeritus Membership in ARA was awarded to:

Prof. Dr. Ing. Adriana Nastase – Aachen, Germany
Acad. Alexandru Balaban – Texas, USA
Dr. Carmen Sabau – Chicago, USA
Dr. George Roca – Sidney, Australia

The “Prof. Dr. Mircea Sabau” ARA Awards for Excellence in Physics/Chemistry was presented to:

Dr. Catalina Oana Curceanu – Italy

The annual ARA Awards were presented to:

Prof. Antonello Garzoni – Italy
Prof. Domenico Morrone – ARA Member, Italy
Dr. Dorin Stoica – ARA Member, Canada
Dr. Felice Gnagnarella – ARA Member, Italy
Prof. Francesco Manfredi – Italy
Dr. Francesco Morrone – Italy
Dr. Gabriele Reccia – Italy
Dr. Isabelle Carmen Sabau – ARA Member, USA

2011

Honorary Membership in ARA was awarded to:

Acad. Mircea Ratiu , Romania
Prof. Dr. Nicolae Robu , Romania

The “Ionel Jianu” Special Distinction Awards for Creative Arts were presented to:

Dr. Luminita Gliga (Painter) – ARA Corresponding Member, Romania
Mr. Mihai Olteanu (Painter) – ARA Corresponding Member, Romania
Mr. Gheorge Palcu (Musician) – ARA Corresponding Member, Romania
Mr. Stefan Popa Popas (Artist) – Romania

The “Prof. Dr. Mircea Sabau” ARA Awards for Excellence in Physics/Chemistry were presented to:

Dr. Thi Hoa Nguyen – Vietnam
Prof. Valeriu Damian – ARA Corresponding Member, Romania

The annual ARA Awards were presented to:

Prof. Traian Fleser – ARA Corresponding Member, Romania
Prof. Ioana Ionel – ARA Corresponding Member, Romania
Dr. Tudor Leahu – ARA Corresponding Member, Romania
Dr. Diana Micusa – ARA Corresponding Member, Romania
Mr. Ion Vetres – ARA Corresponding Member, Romania