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MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics Faculty
Edward M. Greitzer

Edward M. Greitzer

H. N. Slater Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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

Edward M. Greitzer received his A.B., S.M. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Prior to his joining MIT in 1977, he was with United Technologies Corporation, and, more recently, he was on leave at United Technologies Research Center as Director, Aeromechanical, Chemical, and Fluid Systems. He has been the Director of MIT's Gas Turbine Laboratory; and, the Deputy Head of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. His research interests have spanned a range of topics in gas turbines, internal flow, turbomachinery, active control of fluid systems, industry-university collaboration, and robust gas turbine engine design; he was the MIT lead for the Cambridge-MIT Institute Silent Aircraft Initiative and for the NASA-supported D8 advanced civil air transport project. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the fields of propulsion, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and energy conversion.

Dr. Greitzer is a four-time recipient of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Gas Turbine Award for outstanding gas turbine paper of the year. He has received the ASME Freeman Scholar Award in Fluids Engineering, the International Gas Turbine Institute Scholar Award, publication awards from American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Aircraft Engine Technology Award from the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute, the U. S. Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Award, the ASME R. Tom Sawyer Award, and the AIAA Reed Aeronautics Award. He has been a member of the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, and the NASA Aeronautics Advisory Committee and is an Honorary Professor at Beihang University (Beijing). Dr. Greitzer has published more than 80 papers and is lead author of the book Internal Flow: Concepts and Applications, published by Cambridge University Press. He is an Honorary Fellow of the AIAA, a Fellow of the ASME, a National Academy of Engineering member, and an International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering .

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