UT Space Institute’s John Schmisseur honored by alma mater

University of Tennessee Space Institute H.H. Arnold Chair John Schmisseur poses by a statue of Neil Armstrong at Perdue University.  Schmisseur was on hand to receive an award from his alma mater.

University of Tennessee Space Institute H.H. Arnold Chair John Schmisseur poses by a statue of Neil Armstrong at Purdue University. Schmisseur was on hand to receive an award from his alma mater.

University of Tennessee Space Institute H.H. Arnold Chair John Schmisseur was recently honored by Purdue University as one of that school’s Outstanding Aerospace Engineer alumni for 2014. UTSI is located in Tullahoma, but is a part of the College of Engineering in Knoxville.

Scmisseur, who is a professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering at UT, got his PhD from Purdue in 1997. Prior to coming to UT, he was the Chief of the Energy, Power and Propulsion Sciences Division and Program Manager for Aerothermodynamics within the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

He received the award for his “demonstrated excellence in industry, academia, governmental service, or other endeavors that reflect the value of an aerospace engineering degree.”

A full release on his recognition can be read here.