Turbo Lab Signs Korean Agreement

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Korean firm Keyyang by Dr. Costas Georghiades and Greg Gammon

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The Turbomachinery Laboratory (Turbo Lab), a research center in the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), signed a research and scholar-exchange agreement with Korean turbocharger company, Keyyang Precision Co. The signing was attended by Sang-jick Yoon, Korean Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, as part of the U.S.-Korea Business Forum held at the Hilton Houston Post Oak in the U.S.


Dr. Costas Georghiades, TEES Associate Agency Director For Strategic Initiatives And Centers, along with Byung Kee Chung, Keyyang CEO, signed for their respective organizations. Also serving as representatives were Greg Gammon, Turbo Lab Director of Operations, and Gyung Won Chung, Keyyang’s Director Of Strategic Planning.

Since 2012, Keyyang has supported the Turbo Lab’s industrial research as a member of its Turbomachinery Research Consortium, a group comprising 40 firms that jointly provide more than $500,000 of funding each year for research. The signing will see further research collaborations with Keyyang. Beginning fall 2015, Keyyang will send its engineers to pursue advanced graduate studies in turbomachinery at Texas A&M. They will learn under the Turbo Lab faculty.

This research and exchange agreement comes at a time when the Turbo Lab is making larger forays into Asia. In February 2016, the Turbo Lab will hold the inaugural Asia Turbomachinery and Pump Symposium (ATPS) in Singapore. ATPS is the sibling of the longstanding Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia in Houston, whose attendance last year exceeded 6,200 registrants and 340 exhibiting companies. This year’s Turbo Symposium in Houston takes place on September 14 to 17. Visit Turbomachinery International in the large exhibit hall at booth 2506.