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GPPS Forum 18

10th January - 12th January 2018

GPPS Forum18 Speakers

The GPPS Forum18 will be focusing on plenary panel sessions as well as keynote speakers with thought leaders from industry and academia. We will have 6 keynote speakers, 6 technical keynote speakers, 7 plenary panel sessions, a number of technical paper sessions, a town-hall meeting, and a welcoming ceremony.

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

Power Generation. Energy Production. Industry and Academia

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