The Turbomachinery Laboratory, a centre of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and part of The Texas A&M University System, has appointed a new director, Dr Eric Petersen.
Petersen, the Nelson-Jackson Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is a 10-year veteran of the Turbo Lab. His research encompasses gas dynamics, propulsion, combustion, shock waves, chemical kinetics, optical diagnostics and spectroscopy, laminar and turbulent flames, and rocket combustion.
He is Vice President of the Institute for Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems (IDERS) and an associate editor of the Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power and the Journal of Propulsion and Power. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), The Combustion Institute and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
As Director of the Turbo Lab, Petersen will oversee all operations of the Lab and Symposia Office, including industry and government-sponsored research, education and workforce development initiatives including short courses and symposia.
“I am honored to be named director of the Turbomachinery Laboratory,” Petersen said. “The Turbo Lab means many things to different people. To me, it’s been my research home for 10 years. To others, it’s technology development, or an education, or world-renowned symposia. I aim to uphold the stellar reputation of the Turbo Lab as a leading institution making a vital impact on the industry through research, education and workforce development.”
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