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On August 19, the NASA Alternative Aviation Fuel Experiment (AAFEX) Team received a NASA Group Achievement Award. Randy Vander Wal, associate professor in energy and mineral engineering, and his team supported the AAFEX field campaign studying alternative fuels and recently presented some of this work at the American Chemical Society National Fall Meeting.
The work of Vander Wal’s team, along with that of other teams was recognized during the annual awards presentation at Langley “for outstanding achievement in establishing the impact of synthetic fuels on commercial aircraft engine and auxiliary power unit performance and pollutant emissions.”
The NASA Group Achievement Award is given to individuals for an outstanding group accomplishment that contributes substantially to NASA’s mission.