Dr. Eric Petersen is the Director of the Turbomachinery Laboratory at Texas A&M. Petersen has been with the Turbo Lab since 2007 and is the holder of the Nelson-Jackson Chair in the J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Turbo Lab Staff
- Exhibitor Services Director
Martha works in the Workforce Development office and is primarily responsible for organization of exhibits at the Turbo Lab symposia. She also handles agreements for symposia facilities and contractors.
- Communications Specialist
Madison assists the Workforce Development office, Business Development office, and Research Lab with marketing and communications needs at the Turbo Lab. Madison is the webmaster for symposia websites and does photography and video production.
- Director of Operations
Ashton leads the Workforce Development and Business Operations offices at the Turbo Lab. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the staff offices, the overall organization of the Turbo Lab symposia including management of advisory committees, and oversight of short course programs and the TRC.
- Business Administrator & Registrar
Jeannie works in both the Workforce Development and Business Operations offices at Turbo Lab, with responsibility for the accounting operations and human resources activities at Turbo Lab, and as the registrar for the Turbo Lab symposia.
- Director of Global and Corporate Partnerships
Greg leads the Business Development office at the Turbo Lab. His primary responsibility is developing and maintaining corporate, government, and institutional relationships for both research and workforce development activities including major sponsorships, gifts, and strategic initiatives.
- Exhibitor Services Assistant
Stephanie works in the Workforce Development office and primarily assists with exhibit organization for symposia. Stephanie also provides assistance with other program activities at Turbo Lab.
- Facilities Manager
Carl is responsible for the operations and maintenance activities for the Research Lab. Carl also is a machinist overseeing the lab machine shop working with research faculty and students to build custom test rigs and oversee safety protocols.
- Program Coordinator & TRC Manager
Debbie works in the Workforce Development office and is responsible for the extended short course programs for Turbo Lab. She also has responsibility for the organization and management of the Turbomachinery Research Consortium.