is Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the director
of the Gas Turbine Laboratory. He obtained his Dipl. Ing. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)
Zürich and his MS and Ph.D. degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT. Dr. Spakovszky's principal fields of interest include internal flows
in turbomachinery, compressor aerodynamics and stability, dynamic system modeling of aircraft gas turbine engines, micro-scale gas bearing dynamics,
and aero-acoustics. He currently directs analytical and experimental research in these areas and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in
thermodynamics, propulsion and fluid mechanics, and aero-acoustics. He has authored a large number of technical papers in refereed journals and
has been awarded several ASME International Gas Turbine Institute best paper awards, the ASME Melville Medal, the ASME Gas Turbine Award, a NASA
Honor Award, several Aero-Astro Undergraduate Advising / Teaching Awards, and the Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr.
Spakovszky is a technical consultant to industry and government agencies, a Fellow of the ASME, an Associate Fellow of the AIAA, and served as
the chair of the turbomachinery committee and review chair of the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute, and as an associate editor for the
ASME Journal of Turbomachinery.