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Student Advisory Committee (SAC)

The Student Advisory Committee (SAC) is a group of students who work to foster student engagement in the IGTI community and improve the Turbo Expo conference every year. Towards this goal, the SAC organizes various sessions and events during the conference, provides opportunities for students to work behind the scenes with leaders in their technical area, and awards travel funds to eligible degree seeking individuals.

SAC Committee Members

Deepanshu Singh

Vice Chair
Deepanshu Singh
University of Oxford, UK

 Gen Fu

Gen Fu
Virginia Tech

Wisher Paudel

Past Chair
Wisher Paudel
University of Virginia

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Congratulations to the ASME 2019 Turbo Expo SACTA Winners!

Jeffrey A. Bennett
University of Virginia

Lakshya Bhatnagar
Purdue University

James Braun
Purdue University

Bogdan Cernat
von Karman Institute / UCL Louvain

Louis E. Christensen
The Ohio State University

Andres Curbelo
University of Central Florida

Penghao Duan
Oxford University

Simone Giorgetti
Université Libre de Bruxelles

William, J. Gooding
Purdue University

Xiao He
Imperial College London

Shreyas Hegde
Duke University

Lachlan J. Jardine
University of Cambridge

Mavroudis D. Kavvalos
Mälardalen University (MDH)

Akshay Khadse
University of Central Florida

Sneha Neupane
University of Central Florida

Marcel Otto
University of Central Florida

Marek Pátý
Czech Technical University in Prague

Hien Minh Phan
University of Oxford

Smruti Sahoo
Mälardalens University

Jonathan R. Tobias
University of Alabama

Congratulations to the ASME 2019 Young Engineer Turbo Expo Participant Award (YETEP) Winners!

Parash Agarwal
Cranfield University

Nikhil Baraiya
Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Tania Sofia Cacao Ferreira
Von Karman Insitute/Universite catholique de Louvain

Xin Deng
University of Virginia

Antoine Durocher
McGill University

Theofilos Efstathiadis
University of Thessaloniki

Chiara Gastaldi
Politecnico Di Torino

Shuai Guo
Technical University of Munich, Thermo-Fluid Dynamics

Jee Hee University of Nottingham

Yousef Kanani
Illinois Institute of Technology

Bonjin Koo
Daikin Applied

Eric Kurstak
Ohio State University

Madasseri Payyappalli Manas
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)

Pedro Milani
Stanford University

Avinash Renuke
University of Genoa, Italy

Jon Runyon
Cardiff University

Jacob Snyder
Penn State University

Tingcheng Wu
Texas A&M University

Jing Yang
Texas A&M University

Wenqiang Zhang
Imperial College London

Nathan Balke
Formosa Plastics Corp USA

Cis Guy M De Maesschalck
Rolls-Royce PLC

Turbo Expo 2020 Student Paper Review Initiative – Deadline October 15, 2019

The SAC Student Paper Review Initiative aims to pair a student with a senior member of the community to complete a paper review. We are looking for students who are interested in reviewing a paper for Turbo Expo 2020 and the Journal of Turbomachinery. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how the review process works, and to work with a leader in the student's preferred field. In order to be eligible as a student reviewer, the following qualifications must be met:

  • General consistency of the background with ASME IGTI / Gas Turbine Segment.
  • At least one paper published at Turbo Expo or ASME Journal.
  • At least two papers published in total.
  • Be a PhD student (highly recommended. Exceptional master students can also apply)

In order to be considered for this initiative, please complete the application by October 15th, 2019.

One major event organized by the SAC is the Student Poster Competition. Presenting a poster is an excellent opportunity to display research outside of a paper while still contributing to the continuing advancements in the turbomachinery community. To be eligible to present a poster, the presenting author must have completed the research presented on the poster while seeking a degree at a university at an undergraduate (Bachelor's) or graduate level (Master's or PhD). Submit your research and contribute to the continuing conversation on advancements in gas and wind turbine technology. Abstracts are due January 31, 2020 to the webtool located on the TE 2020 website. Be sure to submit the abstract to Track 28 Student Poster.

Student Poster Deadlines
Submission of Poster Abstracts January 31, 2020

Notification of Poster Abstract Acceptance
February 14, 2020

Submission of Poster Draft for Review
March 5, 2020

Author Notification of Reviewer Responses
April 29, 2020

Congratulations to the winners of the ASME 2019 Turbo Expo Student Poster Competition!

1st Place $500
HEBERT (TREY) HARRISON, " An Investigation of Inlet Distortion Effects on Centrifugal Compressor Performance"

2nd Place $250
LOUIS CHRISTENSEN, " Processing Infrared Images of Rotating Gas Turbine Blades"

People’s Choice $100
XIAO HE, "Towards Improved Prediction of Compressor Flow by Uncertainty Quantification of Spalart-Allmaras Turbulance Model