ASME to Present Seven Awards for Achievement in Gas Turbine Field

Recognition Program to Be Held at 2013 ASME Turbo Expo

NEW YORK, May 23, 2013 - The International Gas Turbine Institute of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) will present its annual awards program on June 3, in conjunction with the 2013 ASME Turbo Expo.

Seven awards will be presented to the following ten individuals in a gala ceremony in San Antonio, Texas:

Tony Strazisar
2013 ASME R. Tom Sawyer Award for important contributions that advance the purpose of the gas turbine industry and the International Gas Turbine Institute over a substantial period of time.

Christian Eichler, Georg Baumgartner and Thomas Sattelmayer
2011 ASME Gas Turbine Award for the paper, "Experimental Investigation of Turbulent Boundary Layer Flashback Limits for Premixed Hydrogen-Air Flames Confined in Ducts."

Al Volponi
2013 International Gas Turbine Institute Scholar Award for a paper that makes a significant and timely contribution to the science and practice of gas turbine engineering.

Milt Davis and Nicholas Frederick
2011 John P. Davis Award for the paper "Investigation of the Effects of Inlet Swirl on Compressor Performance and Operability Using a Modified Parallel Compressor Model"

Sigmar Wittig
2013 Aircraft Engine Technology Award for outstanding contributions in the field of air breathing propulsion through inspiring leadership, education and research.

Rainer Kurz
2013 Industrial Gas Turbine Technology Award for outstanding contributions and industry leadership in low emissions combustion system research, design, development and deployment.

Randall Mathison
Dilip Ballal Early Career Award for contributions in the gas turbine industry within the first five years of a career.

ASME Turbo Expo is a global conference encompassing a technical program, keynote speeches, and exposition of products and services.

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