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Turbine Forum 2023

October 16-19, 2023

Worcester, MA

In partnership with 

Turbine Engine Power Keynote

Srikanth (Sri) Kottilingham

Consulting Engineer – Welding/Brazing/Additive

Materials and Processes Engineering Department

GE Gas Power (Gas Turbines)

Greenville, South Carolina 

Sri was born August 25th in Tamil Nadu, India. He attended PSG College of Technology, India and graduated with a B.S. Degree in Metallurgical Engineering in 1991. He graduated from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India in 1995 with an M.S. Degree in Metallurgical Engineering (Welding). He graduated from Auburn University, Auburn, AL in 2001 with PhD in Materials Engineering (Welding).

Sri has 26 years of industrial experience with 23 years in the power industry. Sri began his General Electric career in 2005. His passion includes establishing strategic roadmaps, investigating of various joining methods for gas turbine component applications and establishing welding/brazing/additive ecosystems for manufacturing of high value gas turbine components. Currently working on Fusion and Non-Fusion based Additive Manufacturing process and materials development. He has contributed to more than 150 issued patents..

Space Keynote

Dr. Lord is the Director for the core Materials & Processes team at Blue Origin. His team of engineers, specialists, and technicians is responsible for the entire materials life cycle (from research through development, qualification, flight operations, and forensics) for Blue Origin's entire fleet of propulsion systems and flight vehicles. Dr. Lord joined Blue Origin in 2017, where he was initially tasked with leading the development of oxygen-compatible alloys. Prior to Blue Origin, Dr. Lord was Lead Engineer for Welding & Cladding Development for GE Global Research and Senior Materials Engineer for the Naval Nuclear Laboratory (formerly Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory), where he supported advanced welding process development and environmentally-assisted crack growth rate testing of structural alloys.

Dr. Lord completed his PhD in Materials Science at Colorado School of Mines; his undergraduate studies were in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of New Orleans and the United States Naval Academy. Prior to his academic pursuits, he served 7 years of active duty in the U.S. Navy, including serving as a submarine nuclear reactor operator on USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730).

He currently serves on the Alumni Advisory Board for the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Colorado School of Mines, and serves as the corporate Laser Safety Officer for Blue Origin.

Welcome to America's

Turbine Forum 2023

The Turbine Forum continues in 2022, bringing together experts regarding the technical aspects of joining materials for manufacturing and repair of turbine engines, including

Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Welding, Brazing, Thermal Spay, Advanced Coatings, Industrial Processes, Single Crystal Repair and Advanced Repair Technologies for the aerospace, space and IGT engine industries.

Our events will be held in Worcester, MA in partnership with WPI.

Turbine Forum is an independently run, small business, designed to bringing together the best and the brightest from industry and academia to further the discussion of engines 

used in space, aerospace and

 industrial applications.

Cal Lacasse, Owner

With over  25 years of aerospace industry experience in sales, supply chain, management and industry show creation, I am proud to continue this event, which I founded. I love to get a diverse crowd of experts together to share their knowledge and have a fun time pushing the industry forward.

Phone: 214-674-0913

Email: [email protected]