Congratulations to Roberto Maffulli, a graduate student in the Department’s Turbomachinery Research Group supervised by Professor Li He, for winning a prestigious 2014 Young Engineer Travel Award. This was recently awarded to Roberto by the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI), a technical institute of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Roberto’s research is focussed on developing an understanding of the way in which thermal boundary conditions affect heat loads to turbine blades.

The ASME IGTI Young Engineer Travel Award 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 the ASME Turbo Expo to present a paper of which they have authored or co-authored.  The Award is made by a panel of international experts in turbomachinery to research students who have demonstrated excellence in their research.

ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organisation that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programmes provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.

ASME IGTI has provided Roberto with:

  • One Complimentary ASME Turbo Expo Technical Conference Registration
  • Complimentary hotel accommodation
  • Up to $1,000 towards approved travel expenses.

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