Rainer Kurz is the Manager of Systems Analysis at Solar Turbines Incorporated, in San Diego, Calif, USA. His organization is responsible for predicting compressor and gas turbine performance, for conducting application studies, and for field performance testing. Dr. Kurz attended the Universitaet der Bundeswehr in Hamburg, Germany, where he received the degree of a Dr.-Ing. in 1991, and was elected ASME Fellow in 2003. He has authored numerous publications about turbomachinery related topics, with an emphasis on compressor applications, dynamic behavior, and gas turbine operation and degradation. Dr. Kurz is a Past Chair of the IGTI Oil and Gas Applications Committee, a Member of the Gas Machinery Research Council Project Supervisory Committee, the Texas A&M Turbomachinery Symposium Advisory Committee, and the SDSU Aerospace Engineering Advisory Committee.
Biography Updated on 25 September 2011