The Turbomachinery Laboratory, a center of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and part of The Texas A&M University System, has a new director: Dr. Eric Petersen.
Petersen, the Nelson-Jackson Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is a 10-year veteran of the Turbo Lab. His research encompasses gas dynamics, propulsion, combustion, shock waves, chemical kinetics, optical diagnostics and spectroscopy, laminar and turbulent flames, and rocket combustion.
He has reportedly authored more than 400 journal and conference papers in these areas. He is vice-president of the Institute for Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems (IDERS) and an associate editor of the Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power and the Journal of Propulsion and Power. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), The Combustion Institute and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
For more information, visit: www.turbo-lab.tamu.edu