Edward M. Greitzer
H.N. Slater Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
areas of expertise: gas turbine engines, turbomachinery, propulsion, silent aircraft initiative, internal flow and fluid machinery, industry-university collaboration
Edward M. Greitzer is the H. N. Slater Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. He received his BA, MS and PhD from Harvard University. Prior to joining MIT in 1977, he was with United Technologies Corporation, and he was again at United Technologies Research Center as director, Aeromechanical, Chemical, and Fluid Systems, while on leave from MIT. He is a former director of the MIT Gas Turbine Laboratory.
His research spans a range of topics on gas-turbine engines for aircraft and land-based power and on different types of turbomachinery. These include propulsion, gas-turbine engine stability and control, turbomachinery fluid dynamics, and internal flow in fluid machinery. Greitzer is a three-time recipient of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Gas Turbine Award, an ASME Freeman Scholar in Fluids Engineering, an International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) Scholar, a recipient of the IGTI Aircraft Engine Technology Award, the ASME R. Tom Sawyer Award and the Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Medal.
He is lead author of the book Internal Flow: Concepts and Applications, published by Cambridge University Press, and was the MIT co-lead of the Cambridge-MIT Silent Aircraft Initiative. Greitzer is a fellow of ASME and AIAA, an honorary professor of Beihang University, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and an international fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
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