Bob Kielb

GPPS Lifetime Achievement Award

Prof. Robert Evans Kielb

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Department Duke University

Robert E. Kielb, Professor of the Practice, specializes in turbomachinery aeroelasticity. He has over 50 years academic, industrial and government research laboratory experience in turbomachinery propulsion. This consists of 8 years with the U. S. Air Force, 10 years with NASA Lewis Research Center, and 12 years with GE Aircraft Engines as Manager of Aeromechanics Technology. He has also been an Affiliated Professor at the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) since 2008. KTH is the leading science and technology university in Sweden. Currently, he is a Professor of the Practice and Associate Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke University where conducts research and teaches. He is also Director of the GUIde Consortium (12 companies, 5 universities and 2 government organizations) and Duke Coordinator for the EU-funded THRUST MEng Program. His primary experiences are: 1) developing and implementing state-of-the-art mechanical and aeromechanical design technologies; 2) directing blade design, manufacture, and test; 3) initiating and executing R&D programs to support needed technology improvements, and 4) coordinating research programs among government, industry and universities (GUIde). He has authored or co-authored over one hundred technical papers, is a recipient of the ASME’s Melville Award and R. Tom Sawyer Award, and has presented invited lectures worldwide. Prof.. Kielb is a Fellow of the ASME and was a Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Gas Turbine Institute, serving on the Board for 6 years. He has also served as Technical Program Chair for ASME Turbo Expo ’96, Chair of the ASME Structures and Dynamics Committee, and Associate Editor of both the Journal of Turbomachinery and Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power. (ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers)


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