GPPS Committees

GPPS Committees

Our society thrives under the guidance of committed committees and teams, each specializing in key areas of research, development, and manufacturing across the power and propulsion sectors.

With academic and industry luminaries at the helm, our committees craft strategic visions and steer the direction of our society, ensuring that we remain at the forefront of innovation and advancement amidst these ever-evolving times.

Executive Committee

Chaired by Bernhard Winkelmann, the GPPS Executive Committee is responsible for developing and implementing GPPS’s strategy, resource allocation, and all aspects of operational management.

The composition of the GPPS Executive Committee allows the Society to take advantage of the diverse spectrum of capabilities and professional experiences accumulated by its members from across a variety of industries and countries.

The Executive Committee member tenure is three years and can be extended once (the maximum term is six years). The GPPS Executive Committee meets virtually once a month. The Committee members work on a volunteer basis.

GPPS Chairman

Vice Chairman & Treasurer

Bernhard Winkelmann

Former Solar Turbines,

Prof. Mehdi Vahdati Advisor at the Chania24 Conference

Prof. Mehdi Vahdati

Imperial College London,

Rainer Kurz panelist at the 2024 Forum in Zurich

Dr. Rainer Kurz

Solar Turbines, USA

Dr Zuozhi Zhao from Siemens Speaker at Forum24

Dr. Zuozhi Zhao

Siemens Energy, China

Prof. Shan-Tung Tu, East China University of Science and Technology, China

Prof. Susumu Teramoto

University of Tokyo, Japan

Prof. Shan-Tung Tu, East China University of Science and Technology, China

Prof. Shan-Tung Tu

East China University of Science and Technology, China

Shon Youngchang GPPS EC Member

Dr. Youngchang Shon

Hanwha Power Systems
Holdings, South Korea

Our location

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


Landis + Gyr-Strasse 1, 6300 Zug