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Center for Gas Turbine Research, Education, and Outreach

Announcing the GTREO Seminar Series

Announcing the GTREO Seminar Series We're excited to announce a series of seminars focused on giving our graduate students a wider appreciation for the field, insight into career options, and opportunities to network with folks from the industry. Given the...

Engineers investigate additive manufacturing quality control with grant from 3M

Engineers investigate additive manufacturing quality control with grant from 3M In this photo taken in the Penn State Ultrasonics Lab in 2019, researchers demonstrate the technology used to analyze wave propagation data. IMAGE: ANDREA ARGUELLES An interdisciplinary...

Professors Named Associate Fellows of AIAA

Professors Named Associate Fellows of AIAA Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Jacqueline O'Connor and Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering Sven Schmitz The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is pleased to announce its Class of...

Research professor earns award for advancing turbomachinery

Research professor earns award for advancing turbomachinery Reid Berdanier, assistant research professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State. IMAGE: PENN STATE Reid Berdanier, assistant research professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State, has been selected...

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions using microwave plasma technology

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions using microwave plasma technology The images show the nanographene morphology as produced in the microwave plasma. The nanographene appears here in crumpled filamentary form. Higher magnification shows overlapped sheets and curled...

Penn State scientists take second place in NASA software competition

Penn State scientists take second place in NASA software competitionZi-Kui Liu, distinguished professor of materials science and engineering, and Brandon Bocklund, a graduate student at Penn State, were part of a small team that placed in the annual NASA Software of...

AIDCAT-2020 Postponed

AIDCAT-2020 Postponed It is with regret that we have decided to cancel the AIDCAT-2020 conference due to the challenges that have been brought to bear by the COVID19 virus. Uncertainties related to the evolving health and economic impact of this situation have led to...

Mechanical engineering professor chosen as ASME fellow

Mechanical engineering professor chosen as ASME fellow Stephen Lynch, the Shuman Family Early Career Professor and associate professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State.  IMAGE: PENN STATE Stephen Lynch, the Shuman Family Early Career Professor and associate...

Liu elected president of materials science and engineering society

Liu elected president of materials science and engineering society Zi-Kui Liu, distinguished professor of materials sciences and engineering and new president of ASM International, shakes hands with David Furrer, the immediate past president at a ceremony in fall...

Professor to lead Center for Gas Turbine Research, Education, and Outreach

Professor to lead Center for Gas Turbine Research, Education, and Outreach Jacqueline O’Connor, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State and the inaugaral director of the Center for Gas Turbine Research, Education, and Outreach. IMAGE: PENN...

  Welcome to the Penn State Center for Gas Turbine Research, Education, and Outreach! Penn State is a global leader in gas turbine technology, including fields of turbomachinery, combustion, manufacturing, materials, acoustics, and controls. Bringing together expertise from across the university under a single center enhances this already large research and education portfolio. Penn State is one of the only places in the world with research addressing every single part of the gas turbine as well as the systems they integrate with; this center provides unique educational benefits to our students to differentiate them in their studies and future careers.

  The goal of the center is to bring together researchers from across the university focused on gas turbine technologies in order to strengthen the collaborations of Penn State faculty and students along with industry and federal agencies interested in gas turbine research, education, and outreach, supporting Penn State’s goal of becoming the “Energy University.” The faculty and students associated with the center target high impact, cross-cutting research. The center hosts a wide range of activities to enhance the education of undergraduate and graduate students interested in gas turbine technologies, with close ties to industry to increase their future employment opportunities. The center actively interfaces with both industry and government, providing technical expertise to help inform industry leaders and policy makers as to the importance of gas turbine technologies and the work being done at Penn State.

  Please contact center director, Dr. Jacqueline O’Connor, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, with any questions at jxo22@psu.edu.