David Bogard

David G. Bogard, Ph.D., Baker Hughes Incorporated Centennial Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, has been named the 2024 recipient of the Aircraft Engine Technology Award from the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The award recognizes an individual for sustained personal creative contributions to aircraft engine technology in the areas of aircraft engine design, and/or research and development in the fields of combustion and fuels, heat transfer, manufacturing materials, and metallurgy.

Bogard has served on the faculty of the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin since 1982.  He was associate chair for administration and research for the department from 2007 to 2022.  Previously, he was the graduate advisor for the department from 1997 to 2005. 

Bogard has conducted research in turbulent flows and gas turbine cooling for more than 40 years and has more than 220 refereed research publications. His research studies have focused on the cooling of gas turbine components using sophisticated experimental models and computational simulations. He is particularly noted for the development of many designs for improving turbine film cooling, and the development of many new techniques for evaluating and quantifying film cooling performance. 

Bogard is an ASME Fellow and has served the Society as a conference session organizer/chair and a vanguard chair for multiple conferences.  He has also been an associate editor and is currently editor-in-chief of the ASME Journal of Turbomachinery.  He was recognized for his many contributions with the 2022 ASME Dedicated Service Award, in addition to several teaching awards from UT Austin 

Bogard earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Oklahoma State University and a doctoral degree from Purdue University.