adam hamilton portraitAdam Hamilton (B.S. ASE 1985, M.S. ASE 1987) has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Honorees, elected by the organization’s council, are recognized for their distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

Hamilton, who serves as President and CEO of Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), was recognized for his contributions to applied science and engineering as well as his role in establishing Signature Science, LLC in Austin, a research company and wholly-owned subsidiary of SwRI.

In April of this year, Hamilton was inducted into the inaugural class of the Academy of Distinguished Alumni in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin. He was also recently elected to serve as the Academy’s inaugural president, has served on the department’s External Advisory Committee since 2017 and is a Life Member of Texas Exes.

During his career, Hamilton has provided technical expertise to myriad programs in government and industry while also providing business and community leadership. His multidisciplinary technical expertise includes aerospace, engineering, chemistry, biochemistry and risk assessment. He has been a Professional Engineer since 1993.

Hamilton is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering Industry Advisory Board, a member of the Industry and Community Affiliates of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas, and a member of the Dee Howard Foundation Board of Directors. He reached the rank of Lieutenant Commander and has served as the Future Plans Officer (N5) for the Texas State Guard Maritime Regiment and as the Deputy Director for Risk Assessment for the Texas Engineers Task Force on Homeland Security.

The AAAS is the world’s largest scientific society and publisher of the journal, Science. Founded in 1848, the nonprofit includes more than 240 affiliated societies and academies of science and serves more than 20 million individuals. Hamilton will be recognized as an AAAS Fellow during the organization’s 2020 annual meeting in Seattle on Feb. 15.

Read the full SwRI news release.