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AE-eNews

Vol. 1, Issue #3
July 2012

 


 

Professor Tim Lieuwen Appointed Director of Georgia Tech's Strategic Energy Institute

Professor Tim Lieuwen has been appointed the Director of GT's Strategic Energy Institute (SEI). He will oversee the entire energy research portfolio at Georgia Tech, reporting directly to the Executive Vice President Steve Cross. Tim will remain half-time as a regular faculty member in the AE School.

More information about SEI can be found at http://www.energy.gatech.edu/.



Advanced Combustion Controls for Gas Turbine Engines

Do you want to reduce the NOx and soot emissions from aircraft engines and gas turbines used for ground power generation? Or maybe you would you like to reduce engine response times, for example to improve a backup control system that can safely land an airplane using only the thrust of its engines should the primary flight controls fail. These goals and many others can be achieved by implementing advanced combustion control approaches. Professor Jerry Seitzman and his colleagues at the Ben T. Zinn Combustion Laboratoryof the Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering are developing this technology, and one example is detailed in this brief overview click here. For more information, contact Professor Jerry Seitzman (jerry.seitzman@aerospace.gatech.edu, 404-894-0013). 


 

Upcoming Events

 July 30
AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference & Exhibit 


Aug 29
AE Seminar – Dr. Charles Elachi
Director, Jet Propulsion Lab at CalTech
1:00pm, Location TBD 


Sept 6
Gebhardt Distinguished Lecture
“Why Do We Want a Space Program?”

Michael Griffin
King-McDonald Eminent Scholar, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and
Director of the Center for System Studies
University of Alabama in Huntsville
3:30pm, Guggenheim 442 

Sept 21
Family Weekend
AE Reception
3:00pm, Guggenheim 442 


Oct 4-5
School of AE Advisory Council Meeting 

Oct 25-27
Homecoming Weekend 

Prof. Braun Receives Al Seiff Award at International Planetary Probe Workshop


Jun 21, 2012

Professor Bobby Braun, the David and Andrew Lewis Professor of Space Technology in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, received the 2012 Al Seiff Award at the 9th International Planetary Workshop (IPPW) this week in Toulouse, France. The award is bestowed annually at the IPPW in recognition of outstanding contributions to the technology, science, and mission planning of atmospheric entry probe missions that advance the knowledge of planets or moons in the solar system, and the mentoring of young engineers and scientists in these fields

For full article click here.
 


 

The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the oldest and largest educational programs of its kind in the country.

The Institute had been asked to instruct U.S. Army personnel in aviation as early as 1917.

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