Dr Prakash Chan Jain , Fellow of Aeronautical Society of India and Scientist with Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad , has been inducted to the grade of Associate Fellow-Class of 2018 in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). The distinguished individuals comprising the Class of 2018 Associate Fellows exemplify extraordinary accomplishments and leadership in the Global Aerospace Community. Dr Jain is the only Scientist working in India who figures in the list of 2018 Associate Fellows.Dr Jain an alumnus of IIT Rookie, IIT Bombay and BOYSCAST(DST) Fellow from Pennsylvania State University USA is specialized in the areas of Structural Optimization, Structural Dynamics and Nonlinear Structures Technologies. He has made Outstanding contributions in Aero Space Engineering through application to the DRDO’s prestigious Programs. He is a Fellow of Aeronautical Society of India , Fellow of Telangana Academy of Sciences and Fellow of Institution of Engineers India. He is also associated with Indian Institute of Technology Delhi as AICTE INAE Distinguished Visiting Professor. Dr Jain is recipient of prestigious Dr Biren Roy Space Science Award from Aeronautical Society of India and conferred by Governor of Karnataka. The AIAA is an association of nearly 30,000 Engineers and Scientists , and 95 corporate members, from 85 countries who are dedicated to advancing the Global Aerospace profession. AIAA serves aerospace professionals around the world who are shaping the future of aerospace by providing the tools, insights, and collaborative exchanges to advance the state of the art in Engineering and Science for Aviation, Space, and Defence.