2023 GPPS Turbomachinery Conference Organizers

Advisory Board

Prof. Reza Abhari
(ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Dr. Jinzhang Feng
AECC, China)

Prof. Zhenping Feng
(XJTU, China)

Dr. Jochen Gier
(MTU, Germany)

Dr. Albert Kammerer
(Ansaldo, Switzerland)

Mr. Hiroshi Kuroki
(IHI, Japan)

Ir. Edmund KH Leung
(past president, HKIE, Hong Kong, China)

Prof. Richard Parker
(Imperial College, UK)

Prof. Max Shen Honorary Chair
(The University of Hong Kong, China)

Prof. Wei Shyy
(past president, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China)

Prof. Xiaofeng Sun
(Beihang University, China)

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

Prof. Hong Yan
(NPU, China)

Mr. Zhen Guo Yao
(Siemens Energy China, China)

Prof. Xin Yuan
(Tsinghua University, China)

Local Organizing Committee

Hong Kong Technical Conference Organizers

We are pleased to introduce our distinguished Organising committee for the 2023 GPPS Hong Kong Turbomachinery Technical Conference this October. The team will be coordinating the technical aspects of the Turbomachinery Conference and come from both academic and industry perspectives.

Conference Chair

Prof. Lixi Huang

Lixi Huang graduated from the Department of Jet Propulsion at Beijing Institute of Aeronautics (now Beihang Univ) in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree and in 1987 with a master’s degree specializing in compressor aerodynamics. He then studied in the acoustic lab of Cambridge University Engineering Department and completed his PhD work there in 1991. He came back to the field of turbomachinery in the Whittle Lab Cambridge as a research associate focusing on two-phase flow for steam turbines before being elected as a college research fellow at Peterhouse Cambridge, where he also continued with his interest in biomechanics of human snoring contributing to a successful surgical procedure.

He taught at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 1996 and moved to the University of Hong Kong in 2006 where he now serves as a professor, teaching aeronautics and acoustics. His current research interest is in noise and flow instability control and he consults extensively for industry on noise issues, such as Intel and Huawei.

In 2012, he joined a national key fundamental research (973) project led by Beihang Univ on passenger aircraft noise. His subsequent research activity in mainland China was supported by a block grant from the provincial government of Zhejiang.

He gives invited/keynote speeches on acoustics at international conferences and offers editorial service for mainstream acoustic journals (Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Journal of Sound and Vibration, and Chinese Journal of Acoustics).

Prof Lixi Huang Chairman for GPPS Turbomachinery Conference Asia 2023

Prof. Lixi Huang

The University of Hong KongHong Kong, China

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Areas of Research Interest

Fluid mechanics
Energy, environment


Executive Conference Chair

Prof. Zhanxue Wang

Prof. Wang received his Ph.D. from the Department of Aero-Engine of Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) in 1998. He also earned a Master’s in engineering from the Department of Aero-Engine of NPU in 1995. Dr. Wang is a professor in the Fluid Mechanics Department of the College of Power and Energy. From October 1998 to November 2000, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Jiangsu Chunlan Group Postdoctoral Research Station. In 2019, he was selected for the National Project of Ten Million Talents and awarded the title of “Young and Middle-aged Experts with Outstanding Contributions”. In 2020, he was awarded the “Special Government Allowance” honor by The State Council. For the moment, Prof. Wang is the Dean of the School of Power and Energy at NPU.

Dr. Wang is one of the prime experts in aerospace science and engineering thermal physics. His main research fields include aero-engine overall design and multidisciplinary optimization technology, aircraft/engine integrated design and analysis technology, and new concept jet propulsion technology. He has undertaken and participated in several national natural science foundation of China projects and national science and technology major projects. He has published a large number of publications in leading journals and participated in the compilation and publication of the textbook “New Jet Engine”. He is one of the associate editors of the journal Propulsion Technology.

Prof. Zhanxue Wang Dean of School of Power and Energy at NPU

Prof. Zhanxue Wang

Dean of School of Power and Energy at Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

Independent director of Air China Development Power Co., LTD

President of Shaanxi Engineering Thermophysics Society

Review Chair

Prof. Budimir Rosic

Budimir Rosic is an Associate Professor of Engineering Science and a Fellow at St Anne’s College, at the University of Oxford. He completed his Ph.D. at the Whittle Laboratory in Cambridge where he also worked as a Senior Research Fellow and College Lecturer. He moved to Oxford in 2009 and has continued his research there.

His research focusses on turbine aerodynamics and heat transfer, turbomachinery design, combustor-turbine interactions and solving various fluid dynamics and heat transfer problems in energy and power generation systems. In recent years, his research focus shifted towards the flexible operation of future power generation systems, the development of hybrid plant monitoring systems, and the development of a novel turbomachinery concept for decarbonisation of high-temperature, energy intensive industrial processes. He is recipient of multiple Best Paper Awards and two Gas Turbine Awards by ASME IGTI.

Prof. Budimir Rosic University of Oxford, UK

Prof. Budimir Rosic

University of Oxford,


Review Co-Chair

Prof. Dingxi Wang

Dingxi is currently a professor and head of the department of fluid machinery at school of Power and Energy, Northwestern Polytechnical University.

He obtained his Bachelor degree and Master degree in engineering at Northwestern Polytechnical University in 2002 and 2005 respectively and his PhD in computational fluid dynamics at University of Durham in 2009.

He worked on turbomachinery aerodynamics and aeroelasticity as a senior engineer from July 2008 to May 2012 and a principal engineer from June 2012 to Dec 2015 at Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd in the UK.

He joined Northwestern Polytechnical University in Jan 2016. He teaches undergraduate turbomachinery aerodynamics and postgraduate turbomachinery aeroelasticity. His research interest covers turbomachinery aerodynamics and aeroelasticity and related numerical methods development.

Prof. Dingxi Wang Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

Prof. Dingxi Wang

Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

Research interests

Turbomachinery aerodynamics and aeroelasticity
Related numerical methods development

Technical Program Chair

Dr. Chyiuki Nakamata

Chiyuki Nakamata received her master’s degree in physics from Ochanomizu University in 1993.

Nakamata started her career at IHI as a turbine cooling designer and research engineer. Nakamata has worked as a research engineer in the areas of heat transfer and cooling technology, and she received her doctor degree in mechanical engineering from Iwate University in 2007. During her 27 years of experience at IHI, she participated in Japanese technology development programs and engine development programs.

After 27 years of experience as an engineer, she moved to the civil aero-engine MRO business and is currently in charge of the civil aero-engine MRO business and operations at IHI.


Dr. Chyiuki Nakamata, IHI Corporation, Japan Technical Program Chair for GPPS Turbomachinery Conference

Dr. Chyiuki Nakamata
IHI Corporation, Japan

Technical Program Co-Chair

Prof. Min Zhu

Min Zhu received a B.S. degree from Tsinghua University in 1988, an M.S. degree from the National Institute of Metrology, China, in 1991, respectively, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Cambridge, Britain,  in 1996. He is currently a Full Professor at the Department of Energy and Power Engineering, at Tsinghua University. His research interests focus on flame dynamics, thermoacoustics, and low-carbon energy.

Prof. Min Zhu, Tsinghua University

Prof. Min Zhu
Tsinghua University,

Our location

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


Landis + Gyr-Strasse 1, 6300 Zug