Bodony is 2008 AIAA Teacher of the Year; AE Faculty Listed Among Teachers Ranked as Excellent
Joining the AE faculty just one and a half years ago, Daniel J. Bodony already has been chosen as the 2008 Teacher of the Year for the local American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) student chapter.
Bodony also was one of six AE faculty members included on the Spring 2008 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent By Their Students, and one of four on the Fall 2007 List. Other AE faculty members who made the Spring 2008 list were Bruce A. Conway, Gregory Elliott, Philippe H. Geubelle, Natasha Neogi and John E. Prussing. On the Fall 2007 list were Lawrence A. Bergman, Bruce A. Conway and John E. Prussing.
In recognizing Bodony as Teacher of the Year, the local AIAA chapter presented him with a plaque in April at the 2008 AE Awards Banquet. The Department also presented him with a monetary reward designed to support excellence in teaching and made possible through a generous gift from Lockheed Martin.
Bodony came to the University of Illinois in October 2006, after spending two years working at the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford University.
His research interests include aeroacoustics, computational fluid dynamics, and combustion. He studies unsteady flow phenomena, particularly on flows that generate sound, using largescale simulations and analytical methods. He also researches high-speed flows, such as noise produced by modern turbofan engines; and low-speed flows, such as the sound produced during turbulent combustion and by the human voice.
Bodony received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in aeronautics and astronautics from Purdue University in 1997 and 1999, respectively. He earned a PhD in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford in 2004.
His honors and awards include an associate membership on the AIAA Aeroacoustics Technical Committee; service on the American Physical Society Forum on Graduate Student Affairs Member-at-Large from 2005 to 2007; an Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation Scholarship in 2003; a Department of Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship from 1998 to 2001; and an Air Force Office of Scientific Research Summer Graduate Research Program award in 1998.