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Joerg Seume is a Professor in Turbomachinery and Fluid Mechanics at Leibniz Universitaet Hannover. He is the Head of Institute of Turbomachinery and Fluid Dynamics and Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Joerg Seume received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering for a NASA-sponsored thesis with Prof. T.W. Simon from the University of Minnesota in 1988 on "Laminar-to-Turbulent Transition in Oscillating Flow" as it occurs in Stirling engines. He received his MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in his native Madison. In industry, he worked as a research engineer at Sunpower Inc. of Athens, Ohio to develop solar powered Stirling engines. His career in gas turbines started when he joined Siemens in 1991 where he went from the fluid mechanics laboratory to testing prototype gas turbines, a position of project-leader in gas turbine development, and management positions in quality and production plant integration. In 2000, Dr. Seume accepted the professorship in Turbomachinery and Fluid Mechanics at Leibniz Universitaet Hannover focusing his research on unsteady effects in turbomachinery and wind turbines, including aeroelasticity and aeroacoustics. He currently serves as Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.