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Vietnamese honored by UK's Royal Aeronautical Society

By Minh Nga   December 8, 2022 | 11:38 pm PT
Vietnamese honored by UK's Royal Aeronautical Society
Nguyen Huyen Duc (L) and Peter Round, President of the Royal Aeronautical Society at a ceremony where Duc is honored with the "Young Person’s Achievement Award." Photo by RAeS
A Vietnamese scientist based in the U.K. has received an award honoring achievement and innovation from the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Nguyen Huyen Duc, 27, a research and teaching associate of the University of Bristol's department of aerospace engineering, won the RAeS Award in the "Young Person’s Achievement Award" category.

The British organization describes itself as "the world's only professional membership association dedicated to the aerospace and aviation industry."

Duc, a Hanoi native, obtained a master's degree in engineering in 2019 and a PhD in 2021 from the University of Bristol, and since then has had post-doctoral research and teaching roles there.

His research covers aircraft dynamics, bifurcation methods, automatic control of composites manufacturing, and the application of dynamical systems theory to contemporary aerospace problems.

He has served as a reviewer for a number of leading academic journals, according to the university.

He is also a lead tutor for an online course in control engineering at the University of Cambridge.

"This award reflects the excellent guidance and support I've received from the university since my time as an undergraduate student," Duc was quoted as saying by his alma mater.

The RAeS has been honoring outstanding achievers in the global aerospace industry since 1909, when the Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, American aviation pioneers generally credited with inventing, building and flying the world's first successful motor-operated airplane, came to London to receive its first gold medal.

 
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