Frohe Weihnachten und ein glückliches neues Jahr
Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Download the LEC research brochure as PDF (3.8 MB).
Watch our latest wind energy research movie.
The movie presents our current renewable energy research activities including: econometric modelling linking science technology to economics; advanced wind simulation for complex terrain; field experiments on full-scale wind turbines; and controlled experiments on dynamically-scaled wind turbines. > Watch movie
Watch our latest Plasma Science research movie.
The Applied Laser Plasma Science research program, focuses on the engineering of an EUV lithography source collector module, and its operation for space- & time-resolved parametric optimization. > Watch movie
Performance Improvements of Centrifugal Compressors Through Shroud Cavity Leakage Management
Prof. Reza S. Abhari has been selected to receive the "2014 R. Tom Sawyer Award" for significant contributions to the gas turbine industry in both the U.S. and Europe, and for exemplary service to the IGTI (Internationl Gas Turbine Institute).
The 2013 International Symposium on Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography was held 6 - 10 October, 2013 in Toyama, Japan. LEC presented recent accomplishments in the development of a LPP Light Source.
LEC shall present papers at the bi-annual International Conference on Airbreathing Engines to be held in Busan, Korea, September 9 - 13. LEC’s papers report on recent experiments in LEC’s axial turbine facility LISA that demonstrate improved aerodynamic efficiency of turbines.
The new LEC intelligent generator, SMiG is featured in the latest edition of 'Globe, No. 4/December 2012'. Download the full pdf (7.0 MB) here.
The 2012 ASME Turbo Expo will be held June 11-15, 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark. At the Expo, LEC members will present a broad range of papers related to gas, steam and wind turbines.
At the 2012 ASME Turbo Expo to be held to be held June 11-15, 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Best Paper Award of the Steam Turbine Committee will be presented to the paper “Design Considerations for Axial Steam Turbine Rotor Inlet Cavity Volume and Length Scale.” This paper was presented at the 2011 Turbo Expo in Vancouver, Canada. K. Barmpalias, A. I. Kalfas, and R. S. Abhari of LEC, together with T. Hirano, T. Sasaki and N. Shibukawa from Toshiba, authored the paper. The ASME Turbo Expo is long recognized as the world's leading conference on all aspects of steam and gas turbine technology, and therefore LEC congratulates its colleagues on this achievement.
Three members of the Laboratory presented a paper at the EWEA 2012 Conference in Copenhagen, "Detailed Measurements in the Wake of a 2 MW Wind Turbine".
LEC was awarded a Best Poster Award at EWEA OFFSHORE 2011, the world’s largest offshore wind energy event, which was organised by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). The poster authored by Kress C., Barber S., Chokani N. and Abhari R.S. and entitled “Improved Modelling of Wakes: Experimental Study and Experimentally Anchored Model,” was presented in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Read Abstract
Members of LEC have recently presented papers at the 10th International Gas Turbine Congress held in Osaka (IGTC 2011). Prof. Abhari participated in a panel discussion on CO2 reduction in power plants together with Japanese panelists from power system companies. Read more.
LEC's Master's student Eugeni Kochman participated in the Young Future Energy Leaders program hosted by Masdar Institute of Science and Technology as part of the World Future Energy Summit 2011 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
As part of the SF TV Einstein program the LEC has been featured demonstrating the latest wind energy research projects. To view the episode click here.
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