Congratulations are in order to Dr. Dara W. Childs, former director of the Turbomachinery Laboratory.
Childs was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Global Power & Propulsion Society (GPPS) at their Forum20, January 15-17, 2020 in Zurich, Switzerland. The award was presented by Dr. Stefan Florjancic, Chairman of the GPPS Awards Committee.
GPPS is an international, volunteer-led group for rotating professionals in industry and academia, whose goal is to provide an environment for professionals to meet and exchange outcomes and ideas from their research. The organization specifically focuses on power generation and propulsion systems.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Childs in recognition of his tremendous “technical and professional contributions through sustained and long term service” to the GPPS industry.
Childs’ research not only has shaped the power generation and propulsion system industry, it has also made a monumental impact at places such as NASA, DOD, and private firms.
Although now retired from the Turbomachinery Lab, Childs continues to transform the field by teaching short courses at Turbo Lab Symposia and picks up the occasional consulting job.