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 Workforce Development.
The Turbo Lab sponsors 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 and multi-disciplinary research among faculty members throughout Texas A&M University as well as external research partners in other academic institutions and industry.
In sum, The Turbomachinery Laboratory makes A Vital Impact through Research, Education, and Workforce Development.
A variety of fundamental and applied research is performed by Turbo Lab faculty, post docs, and students. This research is sponsored by a combination of government and industry sources through traditional grants and contracts and covers the entire range of specialties of the Turbo Lab research groups. Unique test rigs and extreme environments are among the many reasons why the Turbo Lab continues to be a leader in turbomachinery-related research.
Another way Turbo Lab faculty and students team up with industry partners is through the Turbomachinery Research Consortium. 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 research.
The Turbo Lab produces engineers ready to work by offering undergraduate and graduate engineering education through the Texas A&M University College of 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.