Gas Turbine Laboratory
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
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 (2), 2002, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 (2); 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; ASME Gas Turbine Award 2012, ASME John P. Davis Gas Turbine Applications Award 2016.
Fellow, ASME; Associate Fellow, AIAA
Positions Held at MIT
Visiting Engineer, 1996-1997; Assistant Professor, 2001-2005; Associate Professor, 2005-2012; Professor, 2012 - present; Acting Director, Gas Turbine Laboratory, 2007; Director, Gas Turbine Laboratory, 2008 – present; Vehicle Sector Head, 2015 – 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
Thermodynamics and energy conversion; propulsion and fluid mechanics, aero-acoustics