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Parthasarathy Sampath

Parthasarathy Sampath

Institute for Aerospace Studies
University of Toronto

Chair Title

NSERC/P&WC Industrial Research Chair in Aviation Gas Turbine Combustion/Emissions Research and Design System Optimization

Chair Program

Industrial Research Chairs Program

Role

Executive Chairholder since 2011

Summary

The technological advancement of aircraft has progressed at a rather high pace over the last 60 years to meet transportation demands for comfort, range, speed and capacity, making aviation the most rapidly growing mode of travel. One of the demands in recent decades has been to reduce the environmental impact from all modes of travel, including aviation. This has necessitated research and development of technologies for reducing harmful pollutants such as carbon monoxide, unburned hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides. Global warming has taken center stage, requiring reduction of greenhouse gases. A recent initiative by the Government of Canada resulted in a Canadian Aerospace Environmental Technology Roadmap. This initiative revealed the need for more radical approaches for aviation, as well as closer industry/academia cooperation. University of Toronto Institute of Aerospace Studies and Canadian aerospace industries have been keen participants in this initiative. The NSERC/P&WC Industrial Research Chair in Aviation Gas Turbine Combustion/Emissions Research and Design System Optimization has been motivated by the vision of UTIAS to excel in combustion sciences, with an application to aviation turbine engines. Pratt & Whitney Canada has several decades of experience in developing combustors for aviation gas turbine engines. Establishing a Chair in combustion and emissions, supported by Pratt & Whitney Canada, will enhance the focus on industry-relevant research at UTIAS. Dr. Sampath has over 40 years of experience on the themes selected for research and his experience will add leadership, mentoring and technical strength to meet program goals and long-term sustenance. The resulting knowledge will be applied by the Canadian industry for the design and development of the next generation of green aircraft engines.

Partner

  • Pratt and Whitney Canada Inc.

Contact Information

Institute for Aerospace Studies
University of Toronto
4925 Dufferin Street
Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
North York, Ontario
M3H 5T6

Tel.: 416-667-7713
Fax: 416-667-7799
Email: sampath@utias.utoronto.ca

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