Laboratory for Energy Conversion

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LEC Zurich, Switzerland
Laboratory for Energy Conversion (logo).jpg
Established 1892
Type Public
Location Zurich, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
47°22′35.10″N 8°32′53.17″E / 47.3764167°N 8.5481028°E / 47.3764167; 8.5481028Coordinates: 47°22′35.10″N 8°32′53.17″E / 47.3764167°N 8.5481028°E / 47.3764167; 8.5481028
Campus Urban
Website [1]

The Laboratory for Energy Conversion (LEC) formerly known as Turbomachinery Laboratory (LSM) was founded in 1892 by Aurel Boleslav Stodola. As part of the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH). The laboratory has been headed by some of the most prominent mechanical engineers in the history of turbomachinery.

Areas of research[edit]

The current research projects at LEC cover the fields of:

Awards[edit]

Amongst many noted achievements, LEC has recently developed the FENT probe.[1] This probe, for the first time, enables measurement of entropy generation in Turbomachinery. The highly rated peer-review journal Measurement Science and Technology recognised[2] the development of this probe as the most outstanding contribution in the field of fluid mechanics in 2008.

Professors since 1892[edit]

  • 1892 - 1929 Aurel Boleslav Stodola
  • 1929 - 1954 Henri Quiby
  • 1954 - 1983 Prof. Walter Traupel
  • 1983 - 1998 George Gyarmathy
  • 1998 - Prof. Reza Abhari

Industry partners[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Time-resolved entropy measurements using a fast response entropy probe". Measurement Science and Technology. 17 September 2008. 
  2. ^ "Announcing the 2008 Measurement Science and Technology Outstanding Paper Awards". Measurement Science and Technology. 1 May 2009. 
  3. ^ http://www.swisselectric-research.ch/E/home/home.html

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