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Keynote

Plan now to join 3,000+ turbine colleagues from around the world and listen to the Keynote at ASME TURBO EXPO, set for June 17 – 21, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ USA.

Keynote Theme — Turbomachines for Clean Power and Propulsion Systems

Advances in technology, regulatory changes, and market forces require that future power and propulsion systems undergo a major transformation. Emphasis on clean energy has led to increased use of renewables for power generation. Flexibility in operation is critical for energy utilities that incorporate wind turbines or solar panels with traditional gas turbines for efficient peak and levelload power management. This has driven innovative ideas for power plant integration, new cycles, and energy storage concepts that are in many ways reliant on turbomachinery. For aviation, marine, and other applications, there is a push to reduce the carbon footprint by moving to alternative or bio-fuels. Recently, the aviation industry is considering turbo-electric and hybrid-electric propulsion concepts in future aircraft for reduced emissions. These new propulsion systems require changes to the traditional turbomachinery architecture for seamless integration with the electrical components. Turbo Expo will bring together experts from power and propulsion areas to highlight the emerging trends and challenges associated with bringing clean energy technologies to fruition and new applications that will shape the turbomachines of the future.

It is the unique experience of the ASME Turbomachinery community combined with the conference theme Turbomachines for Clean Power and Propulsion Systems and the focus tracks Turbomachines for Clean Power and Propulsion; Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) for Turbomachinery, that shall make the 2019 ASME Turbo Expo a must-attend event. Use this opportunity to network with the best and brightest experts from around the world in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, to open new chapters in turbomachinery.

Kicking off the Conference on Monday is the Keynote, a Panel focusing on Turbomachines for Clean Power and Propulsion Systems. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Plenary sessions will explore the keynote theme further by dedicated discussion on the aviation and power industry.

The Keynote is held in conjunction with the annual ASME IGTI Honors & Awards program honoring individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the turbomachinery technology.

Janet L. Kavandi

Janet L. Kavandi
Center Director
NASA Glenn Research Center

Andrew Lammas

Andrew “John” Lammas
Vice President & CTO
Gas Power Systems
GE

Thomas Alley
Vice President, Generation
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)