Event Archive: Zurich19

GPPS Zurich19

On behalf of the GPPS Zurich19 Organising Committee, we would like to thank all of you who have contributed to the planning and running of this years Technical Conference.

The quality of papers has been exceptional, also mirrored by the dedication and commitment provided by the reviewers, speakers, Chairs and panelists. Your time is duly appreciated and we very much look forward to working with you again in the future.

Conference Chair
Prof. Jörg Seume
Leibniz Universität Hannover

Review Chair
Prof. Ronald Mailach
TU Dresden

Technical Program Chair
Prof. Scott Morris
University of Notre Dame

The dedicated European Technical Conference was designed to bring together technical paper presenters, allowing young academic talents to present and discuss their research work. The event was held in Zurich Switzerland on the 15th and 16th January 2019.


The GPPS Zurich19 will be hosted by ETH Zurich, one of the top universities for education and research in continental Europe. The University is centrally located in the city of Zurich, which lies in the heart of Europe and at the center of Switzerland.

Track Chairs

Dr. Carlo De Servi
TU Delft

Prof. Francesca di Mare
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Dr. David Engelmann
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Prof. Malte Krack
Universität Stuttgart

Marcus Meyer
Rolls-Royce Deutschland

Dr. Xavier Ottavy
École Centrale Lyon

Prof. Jing Ren
Tsinghua University, Beijing

Prof. Steven Spence
Queen’s University Belfast

Dr. Sina Stapelfeldt
Imperial College London


Prof. Guillermo Paniagua
Purdue University

Dr. Robert Watson
Queen’s University Belfast

Prof. Reinhard Willinger
TU Wien


Technical Keynote Speakers

Steve Carter (Kulite)
A History of Instrumentation Systems for the Ground Testing of Propulsion Systems
Tuesday, 10:15

John Clark (US Air Force Research Laboratory)
Reducing Unsteady Interaction in a Transonic Turbine through Aerodynamic Design
Wednesday, 08:00

Dr. Xavier Ottavy (CNRC)
Compressible Modal Instability Onset in an Aerodynamically Mistuned Transonic Fan
Tuesday, 10:15

Prof. Guillermo Paniagua (Purdue University)
Progress on high speed turbines suitable for supersonic outlet combustors
Wednesday, 08:30

Prof. Oliver Paschereit (TU Berlin)
Wednesday, 13:30

Prof. Terrence Simon (University of Minnesota)
Endwall heat transfer in the high-pressure turbines
Tuesday, 13:15

Interdisciplinary Keynotes

Vittorio Michelassi
Tuesday, 17:00

Michael Winter
Pratt & Whitney
Wednesday, 11:45

Scholar Lecture

Prof. Stéphane Moreau
Université de Sherbrooke
Turbomachinery noise: present and future



Turbomachinery Applications for Oil & Gas

Dr. Klaus Brun
Member GPPS EC, Elliott Group

Dr. Rainer Kurz
Solar Turbines

Bernhard Winkelmann
Solar Turbines

Panel 1

Best practices for career paths in different countries


Prof. Jörg Seume
Leibniz Universität Hannover


Dr. Philipp Jenny
MAN Energy Solutions

Prof. Scott Morris
University of Notre Dame

Xavier Ottavy

Andrew Wheeler
Cambridge University

Zuozhi Zhao

Our location

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


Landis + Gyr-Strasse 1, 6300 Zug