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Thursday, 25 March 2021 11:42

Partnership Announcement

The Turbomachinery Laboratory at Texas A&M is pleased to announce partnerships with three professional organizations that will facilitate cooperative efforts in promoting professional workforce development and research activities on a global level.   Cooperative partnerships have been established between the Turbo Lab and the Global Power and Propulsion Society, The Hydraulic Institute, and The Vibration Institute.

Dr. Eric Petersen, Director of the Turbo Lab, recognizes each entity has unique strengths and focus areas that blend well with the mission of the Turbo Lab.   This includes developing continuing education programs for industry practitioners to improve their working knowledge, and aids the Turbo Lab in investigating areas where research is needed to supplement and expand the body of knowledge needed for industry in the future. “The Turbo Lab has an extensive history of supporting industry through our symposia that includes the Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia that now is heading into its 50th anniversary.  Our efforts expanded to a global presence through symposia in the Middle East, and now in the Asia Pacific.   By partnering with these outstanding organizations, we will be able to bring more awareness of a wide range of training and professional education programs through expanded access to more expertise.   These relationships also will aid the Turbo Lab faculty in developing new areas of research by understanding evolving needs in emerging fields.”  

The Turbo Lab Director of Global and Corporate Partnerships, Mr. Greg Gammon, has worked over the past two years to develop these relationships with a focus on broadening access to knowledge for engineers and technicians working with rotating equipment systems.  “Turbo Lab has worked with each of these organizations on an informal basis for several years, and through these interactions has recognized an opportunity to combine our strengths in order to better serve the interests of industry.”

Gammon also says that these partnerships will benefit all the organizations through expansion of cooperative marketing efforts.  “One of the largest obstacles in delivering important training and education programs to working practitioners is simply making those people and companies aware that these opportunities exist.  Each of the entities, including Turbo Lab, will support this through various marketing activities.  Sharing these promotional resources gives everyone a better chance of success, and better serves the interests of industry as well.”  Gammon states that the Turbo Lab also will be working with the partners to identify where new cooperative programs can be established, both technically and geographically.

Bob Sayer, immediate past president of Vibration Institute worked with Turbo Lab to help forge this partnership. "The partnership between TEES Turbomachinery Laboratory and Vibration Institute, along with GPPS and Hydraulic Institute, brings together four organizations considered leading authorities in their respective industries that will benefit the membership of each.  The Vibration Institute looks forward to participating in this partnership."

Michael Michaud, Executive Director of the Hydraulic Institute has worked with the Turbomachinery Laboratory for the past few years do provide additional benefits to their membership. “We have worked on an informal basis before to promote each other’s programs and develop some ideas of where we can expand activities in the future.  This partnership now enables us to look toward creating additional benefits for both organizations and enhance our services to industry.”

Prof. Reza Abhari, Chairman of the GPPS Executive Committee says that GPPS looks forward to advancing an environment for an open exchange of ideas with the Turbomachinery Laboratory. “We embrace the continuous change in the world and see it as a chance to shape the power and propulsion industries together. Broadening our networks and facilitating in-depth interaction amongst various stakeholders from technology and science, business and policy sectors will create numerous learning and growth paths.”

For additional information on the Turbomachinery Laboratory and its partnerships, visit https://turbolab.tamu.edu/partners

Published in News Highlights

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Mike Benzakein has been awarded Honorary Fellowship 2020 for his pioneering work in commercial aircraft propulsion by the Royal Aeronautical Society. This honour is conferred on those whose careers, leadership, inspiration and impact mark them out as among the most eminent, widely recognised and influential aerospace professionals of their generation.
Dr. Benzakein received Honorary Fellowship for his pioneering work in commercial aircraft propulsion. He led the CFM56 and GE90 Engine series development, which powered the Airbus A320, A321, A340-300, and the Boeing 777. He was responsible for advancing state of the art in engine technology for low noise, low emissions, low fuel burn, and high reliability.
Dr. Benzakein is Assistant Vice President for Aerospace and Aviation Research at Ohio State University. Since 2020 he has also been a valuable member of the GPPS Executive Committee.

Published in GPPS News
Monday, 08 February 2021 11:20

GPPS Xi'an21: Data Sets

Registered attendees of the GPPS Xi'an21 technical conference to receive data sets by ETH Zurich, TU Darmstadt, Seoul National University, and Beihang University

In the public domain, there are very few turbomachinery geometries and accompanying validation data. The GPPS Xi'an21 technical conference will feature special sessions dedicated to presenting the latest geometries and data sets to be released shortly after the Xi'an technical conference.

The strategy of GPPS is to make experimental data readily available to all researchers, and we invite any new research conducted with it to be presented at future GPPS conferences.

The data is intended to be used by the registered attendees (individual, not company use) and must not be further distributed to a third party without the data providers' written permission. The data will remain the property of the data providers.

Until the data is released publically, the data, including any data analysis, can only be included in a publication where the named registrant, who received the data, is an author.

To read more click here.

Published in News Highlights
Monday, 08 February 2021 11:16

GPPS Xi'an21: Call for Papers Reminder

Only weeks until the Xi'an21 Abstract Submission Deadline (22nd February)

Published in GPPS News
Monday, 08 February 2021 11:10

GPPS ViewPoint

GPPS has published our second member article, 'Peak Oil... Again?' by Dr. Klaus Brun. Director at Ebara Corp

Published in GPPS News
Friday, 04 December 2020 08:37

GPPS Xi'an21: Call for Papers

GPPS Xi'an21 Call for Papers. The Global Power and Propulsion Society has issued a Call for Papers for its third Asia and Middle East Technical Conference  to be held on 18th - 20th October 2021 in Xi'an, China.

Published in GPPS News
Thursday, 08 October 2020 10:20

GPPS Forum21: Covid19 Update

Due to the current global travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the GPPS Executive Committee decided to postpone the Forum21 to the summer of 2021. The event will be held in-person and take place on the 1st and 2nd of July 2021 in Zurich.

Published in GPPS News
Friday, 11 September 2020 08:40

GPPS Chania20: Thank you

Thank you to everyone who attended the GPPS Chania20 Conference!

Published in GPPS News
Tuesday, 30 June 2020 07:01

Chania20: Reduced Rates

To minimize the potential impact of technical difficulties associated with a registration "bottleneck" occurring just before the start of the event, the organizing committee has substantially reduced the early bird registration fee.

For full details see our registration page.

Published in News Highlights
Wednesday, 24 June 2020 09:00

Awards 2020 Nominations Form

We are pleased to announce the opening of our new online nominations form. Vote today to have your vote heard!

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