Professor Pacciani Wins American Society of Mechanical Engineers Award

Professor Roberto Pacciani, who teaches our class on thermodynamics has won a Best Paper Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The ASME Turbo Expo has long been recognized as the world’s leading conference on all aspects of turbine technology and attracts global leaders from industry, academia, and government.

Each year, committees select papers presented at the previous year’s Expo to receive special recognition. This year, the Turbomachinery Committee selected the paper co-authored by Pacciani and his colleagues from the University of Florence (Ing. Lorenzo Pinelli and Prof. Michele Marconcini) and the Politecnico di Milano (Prof. Paolo Gaetani and Ing. Andrea Notaristefano): “The Effects of Swirling Flows in Entropy Wave Convection Through High Pressure Turbine Stage.” 

The renowned award was presented during the five-day conference held in Boston, Massachusetts in June. The theme of this year’s Expo was “Collaborate, Innovate & Empower – Propulsion & Power for a Sustainable Future.”