MEMS Seminar: Working as a Research Scientist at the GE Global Research Center

Oct 19

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Senior Manager, Robert Zacharias, GE Global Research Center

The GE Global Research Center is one of the first, largest and most diverse industrial research labs in the world.  It’s the cornerstone of GE’s commitment to technology.  In this presentation we’ll show how the Global Research Center is set up at multiple global sites, how it coordinates its work with the GE businesses (Aviation, Power, Oil & Gas, Renewables, etc.), how technology is developed and transitioned to the businesses, and what it’s like to work at GRC.  We’ll also talk about GE’s transition to a Digital / Industrial company.

Bob Zacharias is the Global Technology Leader for Aerodynamic Systems at GE Global Research Center.  He received a BSME from University of Rochester and an MSME from Purdue University.  He is a recipient of the 1995 IGTI Paper of the Year and the 2005 GE Edison Award.  He worked at Pratt & Whitney from 1985-2000, where he progressed from CFD engineer to Manager of the Flow Prediction team.  He moved to GE in 2000 and continued with management of an Aero CFD team, Compressor Aero Design, and then to a multi-business / cross technology Modeling & Simulation team supporting Aviation, Power, Oil & Gas and Renewables.  He joined GE Global research in late 2014, where he currently manages an Aerodynamics team located in Niskayuna New York, Munich Germany, and Bangalore India.  The current technology pillars for Aerodynamic Systems are aerodynamics / fluid dynamics technology and design, high performance computing / modeling & simulation, and aero testing technologies.

Lunch will be served from 11:30 am – 12:00 noon.