Concepts NREC’s David Japikse to Present on Turbo-performance Modeling at SAE 2009 World Congress

Green energy expert will receive SAE Cliff Garrett Turbomachinery and Applications Engineering Award, among highest honors accorded to engineers

White River Junction, Vt. – March 30, 2009 – Concepts NREC, a world leader in turbomachinery design, research, engineering and manufacturing, today announced that its chairman of the board/CEO, David Japikse, Ph.D., will present on “Turbomachinery Performance Modeling” as part of this year’s SAE International 2009 World Congress on April 20 at Cobo Center in Detroit, Mich. The theme for this year’s event is Racing to Green Mobility. Japikse, whose company is leading the way in green turbomachinery design, will make his presentation as part of a ceremony in his honor where he will receive the 2008 SAE Cliff Garrett Turbomachinery and Applications Engineering Award.

Established in 1984, the Cliff Garrett Turbomachinery and Applications Engineering Award is viewed by SAE International as one of the highest recognitions accorded to engineers for their achievements in turbomachinery or aerospace engineering. SAE International invited Japikse to provide his “Turbomachinery Performance Modeling” lecture and a written paper as a 90-minute presentation.

“I am honored and pleased to accept this prestigious engineering award,” says Japikse. “I believe that SAE World Congress attendees interested in making their turbomachinery design more efficient will benefit from my presentation.”

“Turbomachinery is essential for life as we know it today: for clean water, sanitation, transportation, petrochemicals…the count is endless,” Japikse added.

The SAE Cliff Garrett Turbomachinery and Applications Engineering Award promotes engineering developments and the presentation of SAE technical papers on turbomachinery engineering. The award honors Cliff Garrett and the inspiration he provided to engineers by his example, support, encouragement and many contributions as an aerospace pioneer. To perpetuate recognition of Garrett’s achievements and dedication, SAE administers an annual lecture by a distinguished authority in the engineering of turbomachinery for on-highway, off-highway and/or spacecraft and aircraft uses.

Leading the Way in Green Turbomachinery Design

Earlier this year, Japikse delivered three seminars for a short course entitled, “Turbomachinery Design Strategy for Compressors and Pumps,” at LSTM Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität in Erlangen, Germany.

Passionate about communicating the importance of efficient pumping systems, Japikse is quoted as saying that “pumping is essential for civilization: bringing clean water to people and taking away and processing waste must be done.”

Concepts NREC’s highly educated and experienced engineering designers and professional business managers are currently working on private industry and government green energy programs. Some of the programs include: 1) United States Department of Energy (DOE) projects, 2) hydrogen pipeline transmission compressors for the safe and efficient delivery of hydrogen gas to fuel cars, 3) wave energy turbines for generating electricity from ocean wave motion, 4) hydrokinetic turbines to recover energy from river or tidal flows, and 5) fish-friendly hydroelectric turbines for effective and efficient power generation.

About SAE International

SAE International is a global association of 115,000 engineers and related technical experts in the automotive, aerospace and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International’s core competencies are life-long learning and standards development. SAE International’s charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World in Motion and the Collegiate Design Series.

About Concepts NREC

Concepts NREC is a leading worldwide organization providing turbomachinery design, engineering services, manufacturing and CAE/CAM software, with a staff of over 100 professionals at its facilities in Wilder, Vt., and Woburn, Mass. For more than a half century, Concepts NREC has provided manufacturers, users, government agencies and the engineering community with technology tools, services and products that have met their needs, helped achieve their goals and aided in development and production of some of the world’s most advanced products. Concepts NREC is headquartered at 217 Billings Farm Road, White River Junction, Vt., 05001-9486. Telephone: 802-296-2321. Facsimile: 802-296-2325. For more information, go to:


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