Dr. Chew receives Lifetime Achievement Award form JANNAF


Huntsville, AL, May 2014 — Dr. William M. Chew has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the JANNAF Executive Committee, in recognition for "his outstanding leadership and technical expertise in the fields of liquid and gel propellants, propulsion and hazards".


Dr. Chew has been the Principal Investigator for several projects at Streamline Automation. He earned his B.A. in Chemistry form the College of Wooster, OH, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Nuclear Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has broad experience in Research and Development including X-ray and gamma-ray spectroscopy, inorganic synthesis, development of hydrogen gas generators and the chemical pump for the Modular Army Demonstration System high energy chemical laser, permeability of and compatibility with core samples from reservoirs, gel propellant and engine development and testing, and the development of sub-scale tests for Insensitive Munitions. He is the Author of over forty publications, and thirteen patents. Dr. Chew was the leader for the gel propulsion group for seven years and was awarded In-house Laboratory Independent Research programs for ten years. He has been the author of Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) topics. Dr. Chew is the recipient of a Sigma Xi Research Award, two Best Paper at US Army Science Conferences and one Best Paper at a JANNAF Propellant Development and Characterization Subcommittee (PDCS) meeting. He was one of the founding members of the Technical Steering Group for the JANNAF Liquid Propulsion Subcommittee (LPS), the initial Chair of the Tactical Propulsion Panel, and a member of both the JANNAf and AIAA Standards Panels. He was the Chair for the JANNAF Gel Propulsion Technology Symposium, technical areas for two LPS conferences, and numerous sessions.