The Turbomachinery Laboratory, a center of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and a member of the Texas A&M University System, proudly continues Texas A&M’s land-grant charter and tradition of identifying research areas critical to the state’s economic development, leadership, and quality of life. Priorities include Basic and Applied Research, Undergraduate and Graduate Education, and Continuing Education and Professional Development.
The Turbo Lab sponsors two large industrial symposia to provide continuing education opportunities to users of industrial turbomachinery, and to generate profits to foster and support graduate and undergraduate education in turbomachinery. It also provides an opportunity for collaborative research among faculty members throughout the college in the area of turbomachinery.
In sum, the Turbomachinery Laboratory makes a vital impact on turbomachinery and related industries through three pathways:
Turbo Lab faculty and students team up with industry partners to conduct research into important problems of reliability and performance of turbomachinery through the Turbomachinery Research Consortium (TRC). The TRC is a unique organization of major turbomachinery developers and users who have joined with the Turbo Lab to find answers to important questions through cutting-edge research.
In addition to TRC research, the Lab conducts industry and government-sponsored projects.
The Turbo Lab produces engineers ready to work by offering undergraduate and graduate engineering education through Texas A&M’s J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering. The Turbomachinery Research Consortium blends the Turbo Lab’s impact areas of education and research by teaming graduate students with industry to find solutions to real-world problems. Turbo Lab students are highly sought after for industry positions upon graduation.
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT (Symposia & Short Courses)
The Turbo Lab impacts the turbomachinery industry by providing a platform for the continuous exchange of ideas among working professionals. These platforms include the annual Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia (TPS) in Houston, the biennial Asia Turbomachinery & Pump Symposium (ATPS) in Southeast Asia, and various extended short courses held throughout the year.