Paniagua-Perez, Guillermo

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Paniagua-Perez, Guillermo


Dr. Guillermo Paniagua, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has over 25 years of experience performing aero-thermal analysis of high-speed flows, specifically on turbomachines. After 18 years at the von Karman Institute, he joined Purdue University in 2014 and founded the PETAL lab (, which owns the largest academic turbine facility in the USA. He is an AIAA and ASME Fellow. He has been recognized with the Alexander Humboldt Research Award, the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute Aircraft Engine Technology Award, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Ground Testing Award, the Patented invention of the year for Safran Aircraft Engines and the Biennial International Award Iwan Akerman on innovative research on compressors and expansion machines. He has authored over 300 technical journals, conferences, and book contributions. Prof. Paniagua has directed the research efforts of more than 200 students (28 Ph.D.). Prof. Paniagua also leads the Rolls-Royce Research Center on “Small Core Turbomachine Aerodynamics.”

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