Center for Gas Turbine Research, Education, and Outreach
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.