Principal Investigator

Edward Greitzer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


H. N. Slater Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1962 Harvard College - A.B. (Physics)
1964 Harvard University - S.M. (Engineering)
1970 Harvard University - Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering)


Massachusetts Institute of Technology:

2010-2015 2006-2008: 1996-2002: 1988-present: 1984-1996:



Head, Vehicles Sector, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics Deputy Head, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics Associate Head, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
H.N. Slater Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Professor, Director, Gas Turbine Laboratory, Head, Propulsion and Energy Conversion Division, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics Associate Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics Assistant Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

United Technologies Corporation




Director, Aeromechanical, Chemical, and Fluid Systems, United Technologies Research Center (on leave from MIT)
Senior Research Engineer, United Technologies Research Center
Research Engineer, Compressor Component Group, Pratt & Whitney Division

Cambridge University

1990-1991 1983-1984


Visiting Fellow, Peterhouse (Sabbatical Leave from MIT)
Overseas Fellow, Churchill College, Royal Society/SERC Guest Fellow (Sabbatical Leave from MIT)
Industrial Fellow Commoner, Churchill College (on leave from Pratt & Whitney Division, United Technologies Corporation)

Honors and Awards

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Gas Turbine Award for the Outstanding Gas Turbine Paper, 1977, 1979, 1996, 2014

T. Bernard Hall Prize, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK) Freeman Scholar Award in Fluids Engineering, ASME

Air Breathing Propulsion Best Paper, American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 1987 Visiting Fellow, Japan Society for Promotion of Science
ASME International Gas Turbine Institute: Turbomachinery Committee Best Paper Award,

1991, 1992, 1995, 2007, 2013; Controls and Diagnostics Committee Best Paper Award, 1998 Honorary Fellow, AIAA
Fellow, ASME
Member, National Academy of Engineering

Aircraft Engine Technology Award, ASME International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) Exceptional Civilian Service Award, US Air Force
ASME R. Tom Sawyer Award
IGTI Scholar Award, ASME International Gas Turbine Institute

Honorary Professor, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China International Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering (UK)
Everett Moore Baker Undergraduate Teaching Award (MIT Institute Award)
Team Lead For Team Awards

“Top-Ten” Science and Education Events of 2006, for the Silent Aircraft Initiative [China Campus] 2007

Biosphere Consciousness Award Jose Celestino Mutis, for N+3 Airplane 2010 19

[Republica de Colombia Departamento del Tolima, Alcadia de San Sebastian de Mariquita] 2010 Breakthrough Award, for N+3 Airplane [Popular Mechanics] 2010

Other Appointments, Fellowships

Nanjing and Beijing Aeronautical Institutes - Lecture course on Unsteady Flows in Turbomachines, October 1981

NASA Lewis Research Center - Aerospace Technical Specialist (GS-15), August 1983
California Institute of Technology - Visiting Research Associate, July-August 1986
Ohio Aerospace Institute Lectureship in Turbomachinery, July 1992
Beihang University – Lectures on “Internal Flows: Concepts and Applications”, 2008, 2009, 2010. Singapore University of Technology and Design – Pillar Head 2009-2014, Engineering Product

Development Pillar, Cluster Lead, 2014-2015

Professional Memberships and Committees (Selected)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers:
Chair, International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) Turbomachinery Committee (1989-1991); Chair, IGTI Board of Directors (1993-1998, Chair 1996-1997); Chair, IGTI Honors and Awards Committee (2006-2008); IGTI Scholar Award Review Committee (1989-1993, 2013)

Associate Editor, AIAA Journal (1983-1986), Journal of Propulsion and Power (1987-1990), Journal of Fluids and Structures (1991-1993)
NASA Aeronautics Advisory Committee (1990-1994)
Editor, Cambridge University Press Series on Aeroengine Technology (1989-1999)

Blue Ribbon Panel on Management Options for Air Force Laboratories (1992-1994)
Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (1992-1996)
"Three Amigos" Informal advisory group to NASA Glenn Research Center (1993-2000)
National Research Council (NRC) Panel on Atmospheric Effects of Aircraft Emissions (1995-1998) NRC Committee to Identify Potential Breakthrough Technologies and Assess Long-Term Goals in

Aeronautics and Space Transportation Technology (1997-1998)
Editorial Advisory Board, Integrated Computer Aided Engineering (1993-), AIAA Journal (1998-), AIAA

Journal of Propulsion and Power (2001-present)
Air Force Senior Steering Committee on Workforce for the 21st Century (1998-1999)
Air Force Research Laboratory Propulsion and Power Directorate Steering Group on Modeling and

Simulation (1999-2001)
DOE Review Committee for Stanford Accelerated Strategic Computation Initiative (2001-2002 (Chair)) Army Basic Research Review Panel (Feb. 2004)
National Academy of Sciences Selection Committee for NAS Aeronautics Award (2004)
AF SAB Review Panel for AFRL Propulsion And Power Directorate (Oct. 2004)
NRC Committee on “DOD Propulsion System Needs” (2005-2006)
Georgia Tech Aerospace Engineering, External Visiting Group (2006)
Elector, Rank Professor of Engineering, Cambridge University (2005-2007)
Cambridge University Engineering Department Visiting Committee (2006 - 2011)
NASA Glenn Research Center Turbomachinery Working Group (2007- present)
ARPA-E Review Panel (2009)
National Academy of Engineering, Aerospace Section Nominating Committee (2010 - 2012),

Aerospace Section Peer Committee (1997-1999, 2012-2014, Chair 2014), Committee on Membership,

Air Force Scientific Advisor Board Review Panel,AFRL/RQ Directorate (2013)
Singapore University of Technology and Design – Pillar Head (Engineering Product Development) 2010-

2013, Cluster Lead 2014-present.

Professional Interests

Air-Breathing Propulsion, Propulsion-Airframe Integration, Gas Turbine Engines, Aerodynamics, Turbomachinery, Industry-University Collaboration, Active Control of Aeromechanical Systems

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