Hawai'i Space Flight Laboratory aerospace engineer named AIAA Fellow

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
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Posted: Sep 1, 2011

Trevor Sorensen
Trevor Sorensen
Trevor C. Sorensen, a project manager/specialist with the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa’s Hawai`i Space Flight Laboratory (HSFL), was recently elected a Fellow by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).  Sorensen specializes in astronautics, including space system design, space mission operations, spacecraft autonomy, satellite remote sensing and lunar missions.  He received his BS, MS and DE in aerospace engineering from the University of Kansas.
An AIAA Fellow is among the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an aerospace professional and represents recognition from colleagues and peers for important contributions to the field and the technical community.  Sorensen was cited for his “outstanding service to AIAA and the space community and for exemplary achievements that have contributed to the exploration and use of space.”
HSFL was established in May 2007 within the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology and the College of Engineering at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa as a multidisciplinary research and education center to bring together individuals from diverse areas to work on the exploration and understanding of the space environment.
AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession.  With more than 35,000 individual members worldwide, and 90 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space and defense.