Doug Matthews successfully defended his Master's thesis and will continue on to a PhD at Purdue. Congrats, Doug!
Razvan Rusu majestically defended his Master's thesis on inlet distortion in axial compressors. Congrats, Razvan!
Dr. Nicole Key is promoted to Full Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering - congrats, Dr. Key!
Will Gooding travelled to ISABE in Manchester, UK to present paper ISABE 2017-21417.
IGTI Turbo Expo 2017
The compressor lab travelled to Charlotte, NC to attend IGTI Turbo Expo 2017.
Nick Kormanik, Cameron Davis, and James Wallace all successfully defended their Master's theses - Nick will pursue a PhD at the compressor lab. Cameron and James will begin working at Pratt and Whitney.
Amelia Brooks qualified for a PhD in Mechanical Engineering by passing area exams - great job, Amelia!
Trey Harrison was awarded a Master's degree on the way to his PhD!
Best Paper Award
Natalie Smith was awarded best paper at ISABE 2015 for her paper Effects of Blade Row Interactions on Unsteady Stator Surface Pressures in an Embedded Compressor Stage!
Will Gooding qualified for a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with high marks on his area exams!
Nyansafo Aye-Addo succesfully defended his Master's thesis - congratulations, Nyansafo!
IGTI Turbo Expo 2016
Dr. Nicole Key, Fangyuan Lou, and Will Gooding travelled to Seoul, South Korea for Turbo Expo 2016. Fangyuan presented paper GT2016-56188 and Will presented paper GT2016-56683.
Fangyuan Lou expertly defended his dissertation to earn a PhD. Congratulations Dr. Lou!
Trey Harrison passed all three qualifying exams for a PhD in Mechanical Engineering!
José Rivas earned the Award of Excellence for Top Resarch Poster at the Purdue Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Poster Symposium. Congratulations José!
Reid Berdanier spotlessly completed all of his requirements for a PhD. Congratulations Dr. Berdanier!
Matthew Dolan successfully defended his MS thesis, and is now working with Alambic Investment Management.
IGTI Turbo Expo 2015
All members of the High Speed Compressor Research Laboratory attended Turbo Expo 2015 in Montréal, Canada. Natalie Smith presented paper GT2015-43508 while Fangyuan Lou and Trey Harrison presented poster GT2015-44228 and Jeanne Methel presented poster GT2015-44204.
Natalie Smith completed all of the requirements to fulfill the requirements for a PhD. Congratulations Natalie!
CoE Outstanding Student Award
Congratulations to our star lab members, Natalie Smith and Reid Berdanier, for winning the prestigious College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award for AAE and ME respectively!
Dave Monk successfully defended his MS thesis, and is now working with Siemens Energy.
IGTI Turbo Expo 2014
June 2014Reid Berdanier and Natalie Smith traveled to Turbo Expo in Düsseldorf, Germany to present GT2014-25790.
Dr. Key also received the Dilip R. Ballal Early Career Award at Turbo Expo.
2014 Old Man Awards
Congratulations to Bill Murray and Bryce Heckaman who both successfully completed their MS degrees. Good luck!
ASME Early Career Award
Congratulations to Dr. Key, the recipient of the 2014 ASME/IGTI Dilip R. Ballal Early Career Award!
Fabian to the Rescue
John Fabian has officially joined the Compressor Lab family as a Senior Research Scientist!
April 5, 2013
Congratulations to Dr. Key for her promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure! Let's roast a hawg!
Kings of Quals
Reid Berdanier and Nick Pohl both passed all three ME PhD qualifier exams! Let the celebrations begin!
Happy Mustache March!
March 1, 2013
The Compressor Lab would like to wish you a happy Mustache March!
Aerospace Sciences Meeting
January 7-10, 2013
Natalie Smith traveled to Grapevine, TX to present research results on unsteady boundary layer response to rotor-rotor interactions.
Brossman Moves to Blue
January 21, 2013
John Brossman moved on to a position as a rocket test stand engineer with Blue Origin.
Queen of Quals
Natalie Smith successfully passed both AAE PhD qualifier exams! Party time!
Brossman Defends PhD
October 1, 2012
John "JB" Brossman successfully defended his PhD dissertation!
AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Join Propulsion Conference
July 29 - August 1, 2012
Several HSCL students traveled with Dr. Key to present research results at the Joint Propulsion Conference in Atlanta, GA. Two papers were presented.
Berdanier Defends MSME
July 13, 2012
Reid Berdanier successfully defended his MSME thesis!