PCA Engineers is delighted to announce that Professor Damian Vogt has joined the business as an external consultant. Professor Vogt is presently the Director of the Institute of Thermal Turbomachinery and Laboratory at Stuttgart University.
Professor Vogt has enjoyed a distinguished career to date as one of the world's leading experts in turbomachinery aeromechanics. A graduate of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Professor Vogt has over 15 years of experience in research and education in the field of thermal turbomachinery, much of this in his previous role as Associate Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. He was awarded a PhD by KTH in 2005 for his thesis entitled ‘Experimental Investigation of Three‐Dimensional Mechanisms in Low‐Pressure Turbine Flutter'.
Professor Vogt is well-integrated in a wide international professional network and is an experienced leader of complex projects and research groups, including the FUTURE project funded by the EU under FP7. The project focused on the experimental and numerical investigation of flutter in compressor and turbines rotors. It included twenty-five partners from industry, research institutes and academia throughout Europe; the project was led by KTH with Professor Vogt taking a prominent role. Industrial partners included Volvo Aero (now GKN) Rolls-Royce, MTU, Siemens, Avio, Snecma, Turbomeca and Alstom. PCA Engineers participated as an SME partner.
Professor Vogt has a long-standing record of commitment to the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) of ASME, presently serving as the Technical Programme Chair of the ASME IGTI 2015 Turbo Expo Conference. Previously, he has been serving as the Committee Chair of the Structures & Dynamics Committee. He is author and co-author of over fifty scientific journal and conference papers as well as having given a number of invited lectures at international conferences.
PCA has had the benefit of working in conjunction with Professor Vogt in EU-funded programmes and, in addition, the Company has had a long-standing and fruitful relationship with the ITSM in Stuttgart. Several students from ITSM have spent their industrial projects working with PCA in the UK where they are able to gain experience of technically challenging projects in an English-speaking environment. PCA has been extremely impressed with the academic standard and drive of these students, well-illustrated by the successful outcomes of all those projects. Looking forward, we are excited at the prospect of Professor Vogt's advice and involvement in shaping the strategic direction of PCA's research into aero-mechanical technology and in facilitating joint projects between ITSM and PCA.