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Professor Antony Jameson


Fellow type
Honorary Fellow

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1955 Engineering (former Fellow 1960-63)


Antony Jameson is Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. In 2015, he won the Daniel Guggenheim Medal, one of the highest honours for lifetime achievements in aeronautics, the Pendray Aerospace Literature Award and the U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM) John von Neumann Medal. Underlying all three awards is the work that Jameson began in 1970, when he played a seminal role in creating what was then the new discipline of computational fluid dynamics. He pioneered the concept of aerodynamic shape optimization by adapting the mathematical techniques of control theory to aircraft design. Jameson’s contributions allowed designers to choose the optimal wing shape to enable an aircraft to carry the biggest payload at the highest speed, while consuming the least possible amount of fuel. During his career Jameson has authored more than 400 papers describing numerous new algorithms. His software has been widely used by major aerospace companies, including Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier and Embraer.

His other awards include NASA’s Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement, the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Gold Medal, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ Fluid Dynamics Award, ASME’s Spirit of St. Louis Medal, USACM’s Computational Fluid Mechanics Award and the Elmer Sperry Award from six engineering societies for advancing the art of transportation. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of London, the Royal Aeronautical Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering and a foreign member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.