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.
Meet the 2023-2024 Student Advisory Committee (SAC) Leadership Team!
Dimitrios Bermperis is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Energy Engineering at Mälardalen University (MDU) in Västerås, Sweden. He holds a Diploma of Mechanical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He completed a Master Thesis in collaboration with Mälardalen University on the topic of modelling and assessment of electrical power systems for hybrid-electric turbofan aircraft. His current research focuses on hybrid-electric and hydrogen-fired propulsion system configurations for regional aircraft. The work is directed towards the conceptual design, and performance of such powertrain architectures and its thermal management system. Along with these, integration with the turbine engine and aircraft, and system-level performance, feasibility, and optimization studies are being carried out as a part of his work.
Marco is a passionately curious, research-oriented engineer, holding double Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Politecnico di Torino and Politecnico di Milano, within the framework of the Alta Scuola Politecnica honors program. In 2022, he successfully completed the Research Master in Fluid Dynamics at the von Karman Institute (Belgium), specializing in Turbomachinery and Propulsion. In his past research, he contributed to the investigation of Inlet Particle Separators designed for the latest generation of turboprop and turboshaft engines. His current doctoral research focuses on high-fidelity multidisciplinary shape optimization of turbomachinery components. He served as the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) Liaison for the Turbomachinery Committee at ASME Turbo Expo 2023 and has been elected as Vice-Chair of the IGTI SAC for the upcoming ASME Turbo Expo 2024.
Claire-Phonie Bury is a Mechanical Engineering senior at the University of Central Florida (UCF). She is on track to begin her Master's curriculum in Thermo-fluids in Spring 2024. She has completed 3 internship rotations at The Boeing Company and is currently conducting research at the Center for Advanced Turbomachinery and Energy Research (CATER) UCF Lab supporting the NASA ULI Ammonia as a Liquid Fuel for Aviation (ALFA) project to decarbonize the aviation sector, goals set by the U.S Department of Energy. Her primary areas of interest and focus are engine modeling, propulsion system integration, thermal management and heat transfer. She is actively contributing to Turbo Expo 2024 as the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) Secretary after being a 2-year member of the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) community.
Dimitra is a PhD Candidate at Mälardalen University in Sweden. She holds a Mechanical Engineering Diploma from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Her research focuses on hybrid-electric aircraft aircraft applications, particularly aircraft sizing and mission-level analysis. She has actively contributed to ASME Turbo Expo, serving as Vice-Chair, Chair and currently as the Past-Chair of the Student Advisory Committee. Her expertise lies in propulsion systems integration, gas turbine modeling, electrified propulsion, and aerodynamics.