Chania22 Organizers

GPPS Chania22 Event Organizers

Conference Chair

Dr. Jochen Gier

Jochen Gier is currently manager of Cooling, Heat Transfer, and Combustion at MTU Aero Engines AG, responsible for cooled airfoil design, heat transfer analysis, and research and combustion technology, including CFD analysis in the heat trans-fer area.

Jochen received a diploma and PhD degree from Aachen University of Technology in Germany and a bachelor of engineering from Dartmouth College in the US. After joining MTU in 1998, he held various positions in aerodynamics, technology man-agement, technical audit, and heat transfer.

Jochen has authored a number of papers in the aerodynamics and heat transfer field, served as Session Chair in many conferences, and as Review Chair in the GPPS Technical Conference in 2018. He is an associate editor for the GPPS Jour-nal. He has also authored an article on aircraft engines in the Dubbel Mechanical Engineering book.

Dr. Jochen Gier

Review Chair

Prof. Seung Jin Song

Seung Jin Song is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Seoul National University. His current research interests include aerodynamics and fluid-structure interactions in turbomachinery, cavitation in rocket turbopumps, and transitional boundary layers.

Prof. Song has received Best Paper Awards from the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) and the Melville Medal, the highest academic honor bestowed by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He has also received the Best Teacher Award from the College of Engineering at Seoul National University.

Prof. Song has served as a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of IGTI. He is a founding member of the Global Power and Propulsion Society (GPPS) and currently serves on its Executive Committee. He is Vice President of the Korean Society for Fluid Machinery (KSFM) and a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Gas Turbine Society of Japan (GTSJ).

Prof. Seung Jin Song

Review Co-Chair

Dr. Klaus Brun

Dr. Brun is the Director of Research & Development at Elliott Group where he leads a group of over 60 professionals in the development of turbomachinery and related systems for the energy industry. His past experience includes positions in product development, applications engineering, project management, and executive management at Southwest Research Institute, Solar Turbines, General Electric, and Alstom. He holds ten patents, has authored over 350 papers, and published four textbooks on energy systems and turbomachinery. Dr. Brun is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and won an R&D 100 award in 2007 for his Semi-Active Valve invention. He also won the ASME Industrial Gas Turbine Award in 2016 and 11 individuals ASME Turbo Expo Best Paper awards. Dr. Brun has chaired several large conferences including the ASME Turbo Expo and the Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles Symposium. Dr. Brun is a member of the Global Power Propulsion Society Board of Directors and the past chair of the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute Board of Directors, the ASME Oil & Gas Applications Committee, and ASME sCO2 Power Cycle Committee. He is also a member of the API 616 Task Force, the ASME PTC-10 task force, the Asia Turbomachinery Symposiums Committee, and the Supercritical CO2 Symposium Advisory Committee. Dr. Brun is currently the Executive Correspondent of Turbomachinery International Magazine and an Associate Editor of several journal transactions.

Dr. Klaus Brun

Review Co-Chair

Prof. Mehdi Vahdati

Department of Mechanical Engineering Imperial College London

Professor Vahdati is the Principal Research Fellow in the Dynamics Group and leads the Aeroelasticity Group in the Vibration University Technology Centre sponsored by Rolls-Royce plc.

His main research focus is the development of CFD algorithms, modeling fan blade flutter, turbine and compressor forced response, stall and surge modeling and aeroacoustic and aeroelastic phenomena. In practice, one of the main reasons for turbomachinery failure is vibration, and our work is directly relevant to the industry. Through modeling, the behavior and mitigating causes of engine failures lead to substantial increases in safety and reliability, provides energy-efficient environmental friendly benefits and significant cost savings.

In 2001, he was awarded by Rolls-Royce plc, the title Rolls-Royce Research Fellow at Imperial College, in recognition of his contributions to the company.

Prof. Mehdi Vahdati

Prof. Mehdi Vahdati

Local Liaison Chair

Prof. Ioannis K. Nikolos

Dr. Ioannis K. Nikolos, Mechanical Engineer, is a Professor with the School of Production Engineering & Management, Technical University of Crete, Greece and Director of the Turbomachines & Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (TurboLab – TUC). He has more than 30 years of experience in R&D projects funded by the EU, the Industry, and the Greek State. He has coordinated 39 R&D Projects, while he participated as a researcher in 13 additional ones. His research work is in the fields of Computational Fluid Dynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Turbomachinery, Computational Engineering, Engineering Design Optimization, and Traffic Flow Modelling. He has co-authored one patent family, three books, 60 journal papers and book chapters, 110 conference papers and 16 posters. His work attracted more than 3000 citations. He is a member of ASME, AIAA, and IEEE; he has served as a Guest Editor and Associate Editor for ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, as a Guest Editor for International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms (IJAIP), for Advances in Engineering Software (ADES), and for Water, while he is currently serving as an Associate Editor for ASME Open Journal of Engineering (AOJE).

 

Prof. Ioannis K. Nikolos

Our location

With team members spread across the globe, the core team is based in Zurich Switzerland.

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