Event Archive: Forum18

GPPS Forum18

We would like to thank all those who attended the GPPS Forum18 in Zurich. We appreciate the time you took out of your busy schedules to help make this event both valuable and informative for all those who attended.

In particular we would like to thank all those who presented, including our plenary and keynote speakers, and those presenting during the paper sessions.

Conference Chair

Prof. Reza Abhari
LEC, ETH Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland

Review Chair

Dr. Jochen Gier
MTU Aero Engines AG

Technical Program Chair

Prof. Luis San Andres
Texas A&M University

We especially appreciate our sponsors who helped this event take place. Through your generosity we were able to have another successful and enjoyable Forum. We sincerely appreciate your support of this event and our society.

Also congratulations to our GPPS 2017 prize winners for best papers, innovation, early career, and lifetime achievement awards.

We look forward to seeing you again in Montreal later this year, and also in Zurich again next year.

GPPS Forum18 Speakers

Plenary Keynote Speakers

Dr. Abbas Aliabadi
MAPNA Group, Chairman and CEO

Dr. Carlos Härtel
GE Additive, CEO

Dr. Alan Epstein
Pratt & Whitney, VP Technology and Environmental Affairs

Dr. Stefan S. Florjancic
Ansaldo Energia

Christoph Manser
Swiss Life Asset Managers

Perry Stoneman
Capgemini, Executive VP & Utilities Global Sector Leader

GPPS Invited Technical Keynote Speakers

Prof. Mihai Arghir
Université de Poitiers, Institue P’prime: “Dynamic seals for the aircraft and aerospace industries”

Dr. Klaus Brun
Southwest Research Institute

Prof. Dara Childs
Texas A&M University: “The Remarkable Turbomachinery-Rotordynamics Developments during the Last Quarter of the 20th Century”

Prof. Hanno Gottschalk
University of Wuppertal, AG Stochastics, School of Mathematics and Science

Dr. Rainer Kurz
Solar Turbines

Prof. Ronald Mailach
TU Dresden, Institute o Fluid Mechanics, Chair of Turbomachinery and Flight Propulsion

Dr. Tim Allison
Southwest Research Institute

Prof. Palaniappan Ramu
IIT Madras, Department of Engineering Design

Prof. Damian Vogt
University of Stuttgart


Prof. Luis San Andrés
Texas A&M University

Luca Bedon
Engineering Technologies Leader, AvioAero – GE Aviation Business

Dag Calafell
prev. Exxon-Mobil Upstream, Chief Engineer

Dr. Stéphane Cueille
Safran Group, Senior VP and Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Alan Epstein
Pratt & Whitney, VP Technology and Environmental Affairs

Carlos Härtel
GE Additive, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

Dr. Stefan Florjancic
Ansaldo Energia, CTO

Kuniyuki Imanari
IHI, Deputy Division Director, Research and Engineering Division, Aero-engines, Space and Defence

Prof. Günter Kappler
prev. Rolls Royce AeroEngines GmbH, CEO

Dr. Rainer Kurz
Solar Turbines, Manager System Analysis and Field Testing

Junichiro Masada
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd., Integration Division, Deputy Head Of Turbomachinery Headquarters, Senior General Manager Gas Turbine Technology & Products

Prof. Francesca di Mare
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Florian Mauerer
OC oerlikon Management AG, BU Head Additive Manufacturing

Alan Newby
Rolls & Royce, Director Aerospace Technology and Future Programs

Dr. Mohammad Owliya
MAPNA Turbine Company, Deputy Managing Director

Devina Pasta
Siemens Power and Gas, Chief Digitalization Officer

Prof. Palaniappan Ramu
IIT Madras, Department of Engineering Design

Perry Stoneman
Capgemini, Executive VP & Utilities Global Sector Leader

Dr. Markus Seibold
Siemens Power & Gas, Head of Additive Manufacturing

Prof. Jörg Seume
Leibniz Universität Hannover

Joseph Thorp
Aramco Services, Engineering Consultant

Prof. AJ Wang
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Turbofan Technology and Engineering Institute, School of Mechanical Engineering

Prof. Toshinori Watanabe
University of Tokyo

Dr. Soeren Wiener
Honeywell Aero Manufacturing Engineering, Director Technology & Advanced Operations

Jon Bygrave
Hanwha Power Systems, Executive Chief Engineer

Rienk F. Zwerver
Gasunie, Rotating Equipment Eng

Dr. Zuozhi Zhao
Siemens Power and Gas, CTO


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