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Dr. Barajas Named 2024 AIAA Huntsville Professional of the Year

Jun 1st, 2024 | By | Category: Awards & Honors, Happening now...

Dr. Leandro Barajas, Chief Engineer for the Land Systems Business Area, Defense Systems Sector at Leidos Dynetics was named The 2024 Earl Pearce Professional of the Year (POY) by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Dr. Barajas Inducted into the 2020 Class of Leidos Technical Fellows

Aug 5th, 2021 | By | Category: Awards & Honors

Dr. Barajas has been selected as a 2020 Leidos Technical Fellow in Robotics, Autonomy and Instrumentation. Currently, less than 73 (0.2%) out of the almost 40,000 Leidos employees are bestowed with this distinction.

Dr. Barajas receives the 2019 IEEE Huntsville Professional of the Year Award

Jun 26th, 2019 | By | Category: Awards & Honors, IEEE

Dr. Barajas received the 2019 IEEE Huntsville Section Professional of the Year Award for significant works and accomplishments towards the advancement of the IEEE Huntsville Section.

Dr. Barajas Granted with 20th U.S. Patent

Feb 11th, 2018 | By | Category: Awards & Honors

Dr. Barajas has authored over 40 patents and patent applications, 7 Defensive Publications, and 9 Trade Secrets. Leandro’s U.S. Patents granted to date include: 7,171,897, 7,292,960, 7,324,924, 7,526,461, 7,558,771, 7,672,811, 7,761,389, 7,771,089, 7,899,761, 7,996,113, 7,999,664, 8,369,992, 8,515,579, 8,577,815, 8,805,581, 8,843,236, 9,120,224, 9,221,170, 9,387,589, and 9,875,427.

Dr. Barajas selected as 2016 AIAA Associate Fellow

Mar 9th, 2016 | By | Category: Awards & Honors

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is pleased to announce its Class of 2016 Associate Fellows. AIAA formally honored and inducted the class at its AIAA Associate Fellows Recognition Ceremony and Dinner on Monday, January 4, 2016, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California, in conjunction with the AIAA Science and Technology Forum […]

Dr. Barajas Receives NASA’s Space Act Award

Feb 27th, 2016 | By | Category: Aerospace, Awards & Honors, NASA, Robonaut 2

This recognition was granted for the development of a significant scientific or technical contribution, Robonaut 2 (R2) MSC-CC-001, that has been determined to be of value in the conduct of an aeronautical or space activity of NASA.

NASA’s Robonaut 2 Lauded as 2014 Government Invention of the Year

May 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Awards & Honors, NASA, Robonaut, Robonaut 2

Robonaut 2, NASA’s first humanoid robot in space, was selected as the NASA Government Invention of the Year for 2014. Many outstanding inventions were considered for this award, and Robonaut 2 was chosen after a challenging review by the NASA selection committee that evaluated the robot in the following areas: Aerospace Significance, Industry Significance, Humanitarian […]

Dr. Barajas receives the Dynetics Presidential Medal

Feb 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Awards & Honors

Dynetics President, David King, presented the award to Dr. Barajas for his contributions to the iOATIS program.

NASA’s Hot 100 Technologies: Robotics, Automation & Control – NASA Tech Briefs

Feb 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Awards & Honors, NASA, Robonaut

Dr. Barajas received the NASA JSC Top 10 Award for Robonaut 2. Congratulations on being part of the 2014 TOP 100 NASA Technologies.

Dr. Barajas receives the 2013 IEEE Huntsville Section “Outstanding Engineer Award”

Feb 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Awards & Honors

During the 2013 Engineer’s Week Awards Banquet, Bob Robinson, Boeing Tech Fellow and Past IEEE Huntsville Section Chair presented the award on behalf of the IEEE to Dr. Barajas for significant contributions as a member of the IEEE