Sadegh Dabiri, third-year doctoral student in UC Irvine’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has received the prestigious American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Martin Summerfield Graduate Award for Studies in Propellants and Combustion. The $5,000 award, funded through individual memorial gifts as well as the AIAA Foundation, is given to students who actively participate in propellants and combustion research as part of their graduate studies. Dabiri, who received his master’s in mechanical and aerospace engineering at UCI in 2005, is now focusing his studies in the Combustion, Fluid Dynamics and Propulsion Laboratory.