Turbo Expo

Turbomachinery Technical Conference & Exposition

Presented by the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute

Lillestrøm (Oslo), Norway

June 11-15, 2018

June 12-14, 2018


Program - Students


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:
Chair: Zhiping Mao, Duke University
Vice Chair: Wisher Paudel, University of Virginia
Secretary: Samuel Barak, University of Central Florida
Past-Chair: Jacob Snyder, Penn State University

Contact Us
Contact the Student Advisory Committee or join our ASME Community.

Poster Session
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, 2018 to the webtool located on the TE 2018 website. Be sure to submit the abstract to Comm 49 Student Poster.

Student Poster Deadlines
Submission of Poster Abstracts January 31, 2018

Notification of Poster Abstract Acceptance
February 14, 2018

Submission of Poster Draft for Review
March 5, 2018

Author Notification of Acceptance of Revised Poster
April 9, 2018

Congratulations to the winners of the ASME 2017 Turbo Expo Student Poster Competition!

First Place – USD 500
Ariane Emmanuelli, ONERA “Indirect Combustion Noise in a Stator Row: 2D Modelling and CAA Study”

Second Place – USD 250
Andrew Boulanger, Virginia Tech “Experimental Investigation of Sand Deposits on Hastelloy-X from 1000°C to 1100°C Using Particle Tracking”

People's Choice – USD 100
Eric Bach, TU Berlin “Study of the Thermoacoustic Properties of an Autoignition Stabilized Liquid Fuel Flame Using a Newly Designed Atmospheric Reheat Combustion Test Rig”

Congratulations to the ASME 2017 Turbo Expo SACTA Winners!

Michael Branagan, University of Virginia
James Braun, Purdue University
Bogdan Cezar Cernat, von Karmen Institute/UCL
Theofilos Efstathiadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Masha Folk, University of Cambridge
Chiara Gastaldi, Politecnico di Torino
Simone Giorgetti, Universite Libre de Bruxelles
David Gonzalez Cuadrado, Purdue University
Niclas Hanraths, Technical University Berlin
Shane Haydt, Penn State
Alexander Heinrich, Technical University Berlin
Thomas Jackowski, Karlsruhe Instititute of Tech
Salman Javed, Delhi Technological University
Nguyen LaTray, UT Arlington
Maria Rinaldi, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Deepanshu Singh, Indian Institute of Technology
Cori Watson, University of Virginia
Suo Yang, Georgia Institute of Technology
Lv Ye, Xi'an Jiaotong University
Lisa Zander, Technical University Berlin

Congratulations to the ASME 2017 Young Engineer Turbo Expo Participant Award (YETEP) Winners!

Alessio Abrassi, University of Genoa
Valeria Andreoli, Purdue University
Myeonggeun Choi, University of Oxford
Arifur Chowdhury, University of Texas El Paso
Ward De Paepe, Universite Libre de Bruxelles
Adam Feneley, Brunel University London
Seyed M. Ghoreyshi, Texas A&M University
David Holst, Technical University Berlin
Seongpil Joo, Seoul National University
Julia Ling, Citrine Informatics
Anandkumar Makwana, Penn State University
Georg Atta Mensah, Technical University Berlin
Aravin Daas Naidu, Technical University of Munich
Stefano Puggelli, University of Rouen
Janith Samarasinghe, GE Global Research
Prashant Singh, Virginia Tech
Natalie R. Smith, Southwest Research Institute
Alom Mohammed Nur, National Institute of Technology Meghalaya
Adam Gabor Vermes, TU Delft
Sheng Wei, Georgia Institute of Technology

SAC Sessions at Turbo Expo
The sessions organized by the SAC during the technical conference are focused on professional development and are open to all conference attendees. In previous years, the SAC has curated panel sessions led by community leaders on Turbomachinery Careers and Networking, as well as tutorial sessions titled "Effective Technical Presentations", and "The Art of the Peer Review Process." Details on SAC sponsored sessions for TE 2018 will be available in the advance program published online prior to the conference. Suggestions for Tutorial or Panel Session topics can be emailed to the SAC.

The SAC is also involved in the planning of student-specific events during the conference, such as the Student and Early Career Engineer Mixer. This popular event allows students and make new friends and build their professional network in a casual evening atmosphere.

SACTA Deadlines
Student Advisory Committee Travel Award (SACTA) Applications Due March 1, 2018

Technical Committee Student Liaison Subcommittee Applications Due
March 1, 2018

Notification of SACTA Awardees
March 15, 2018

Notification of Technical Committee Student Liaison Positions
March 30, 2018

Student Advisory Committee Executive Committee Position Applications Due
May 21, 2018

Technical Committee Student Liaison
The IGTI Student Advisory Committee (SAC) is looking for student liaisons to interact directly with the IGTI technical committees. The student will be expected to serve as a link between the SAC and the leadership of the technical committee to which they are assigned. The potential outcomes of this relationship include, but are not limited to, collaboration for future tutorial sessions at IGTI Turbo Expo, communication of ideas and announcements between the SAC and the technical committee, and opportunities for professional development.

Applicants for these positions must be degree seeking students who are or plan to be members of the SAC. The liaison will be expected to communicate directly with the leadership of the technical committee to which they are assigned. Further, the liaison should be in attendance at the IGTI Turbo Expo 2018 in Lillestrom (Oslo), Norway. Because attendance at Turbo Expo may not be guaranteed, applicants should apply with the intention to attend Turbo Expo 2018. Communication with the SAC leadership team may be requested prior to, during, and following Turbo Expo. The service period will extend from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019. Additional expectations may be outlined by the SAC leadership team, but not without input from the liaison.

To apply for a position as a liaison to the IGTI technical committees on behalf of SAC, please submit a resume or CV using the Application for Technical Committee Liaison by March 1, 2018. If several applicants desire to represent the same technical committee, the SAC leadership team will choose representatives based on the contents of this application. You will be notified of the status of your application by March 30, 2018. Download the application NOW.

Travel Funding

Young Engineer Turbo Expo Participation Award

The ASME IGTI Young Engineer Turbo Expo Participation Award (YETEP) is intended for young engineers at companies, in government service, or engineering undergraduate or graduate students in the gas turbine or related fields to obtain travel funding to attend ASME Turbo Expo to present a paper which they have authored or co-authored. The purpose is to provide a way for more to participate in the annual Turbo Expo. This year up to 20 awards have been made available.

For 2018, ASME IGTI will provide YETEP Award winners with:

  • One Complimentary ASME Turbo Expo Technical Conference Registration
  • Complimentary hotel accommodations (Sunday to Friday)
  • Up to $2,000 toward approved travel expenses

The nominee must have obtained an academic degree (Bachelor, Master, PhD, or equivalent degrees) in an engineering discipline related to turbomachinery within five years from the year of the Turbo Expo that the applicant wishes to attend. The research results the applicant wishes to present at the conference can have been obtained either while pursuing an academic degree, or afterwards (students, professionals or young academics are eligible). The nomination deadline for this award is February 1, 2018. Download the Young Engineer Turbo Expo Participation Award Application.

Student Advisory Committee Travel Award (SACTA)

The SAC is pleased to announce that 20 Student Advisory Committee Travel Awards (SACTA), worth up to $2,000 each, have been made available to cover or partially cover student travel expenses to Turbo Expo 2018, with priority given to students who both participate in the conference and actively contribute to the growth of the SAC. Applicants for these awards must be seeking a degree and must be or plan to be members of the SAC. The applicant must agree to participate in the SAC Annual Meeting at Turbo Expo 2018 and willing to help SAC leadership team to review and set-up student posters. Communication with the SAC leadership team may be requested prior to, during, and following Turbo Expo 2018. Students interested in this award must submit the application by March 1, 2018. All applicants will be notified of the decision on their application by March 31, 2018. Download the Student Advisory Committee Travel Award Application.