Profile

Zoltan S. Spakovszky

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Director, Gas Turbine Laboratory

Contact

Gas Turbine Laboratory
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
31-265
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

(617) 253-2196

Academic Degrees

Dipl. Ing., 1997, ETH Zürich M.S., 1999, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ph.D., 2000, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Honors and Awards

George Fischer Award, ETH Zürich, 1997; ASME IGTI Best Paper Awards 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012; ASME 2003 Melville Medal; NASA Honor Award, 2003; AeroAstro Undergraduate Advising Award 2003, 2005; AeroAstro Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2008; Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2009

Society Memberships

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Positions Held at MIT

Visiting Engineer, 1996-1997; C.R. Soderberg Assistant Professor 2001-2004; C.S. Draper Associate Professor 2005-2006; H.N. Slater Associate Professor, 2007 - 2009; Acting Director, Gas Turbine Laboratory, 2007; Director, Gas Turbine Laboratory, 2008 - present.

Positions Held outside MIT

Propulsion Engineering, Swissair Technics, Zürich Airport, Switzerland, 1995; Research Staff, Turbomachinery Laboratory, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, 1996; Lead Engineer, Engine Preliminary Design and Performance, GE Aircraft Engines, 2000-2001; Technology Special Advisor, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, 2009-2010

Specialization and Research Interests

Internal flows, turbomachinery, propulsion systems and control, aeroengine dynamic system modeling, aero-acoustics

Teaching Interests

Thermodynamics and energy conversion; propulsion and fluid mechanics, aero-acoustics

Lab/Research Group Affiliation