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Meherwan P. Boyce Class of '58 (Education)

Meherwan P. Boyce Class of '58 (Education)

Professor Meherwan P. Boyce, PhD, P.E.,

C.Eng (UK), is the managing Partner of The Boyce Consultancy Group, LLC.  He is a Fellow ASME, IMechE (UK) & IDGTE (UK); has 45 years of experience in the field of turbomachinery in both industry and academia.

His industrial experience covers 20 years as Chairman and CEO of Boyce Engineering International Inc., founder of Cogen Technologies Inc., and five years as a designer of compressors and turbines for gas turbines for various gas turbine manufacturers.

His academic experience covers a 15 year period, which includes the position of Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University and Founder of the TurboMachinery Laboratories and The TurboMachinery Symposium, which is now in its thirtieth year.

Dr. Boyce is the author of three best-selling engineering books including the Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook (Elsevier), Handbook for Cogeneration & Combined Cycle Power Plants (ASME Press), and Centrifugal Compressors, A Basic Guide(PennWell Books).  Professor Boyce is a contributor to several Handbooks; his latest contribution is to the Perry’s Chemical Engineering Handbook Seventh and Eight Editions (McGraw Hill) in the areas of transport and storage of fluids, and gas turbines. Additionally, he has authored more than 150 technical papers and reports on gas turbines, compressors pumps, fluid mechanics, and turbomachinery.

Dr. Boyce has taught over 100 short courses around the world attended by over 3000 students representing over 400 companies.  He is chair of the ASME PTC 55 Aircraft Gas Turbine Committee to write the specifications for the testing of aircraft gas turbines.  He is a consultant to the aerospace, petrochemical, manufacturing, and public utility industries globally, and is a much-requested speaker at universities and conferences throughout the world.

Dr. Boyce is Past Chairman of the Plant Engineering & Maintenance Division of ASME, and Chairman of the Electric Utilities Committee of the of ASME’s International Gas Turbine Institute and Chairman of the ASME Conferences Committee.

Dr. Boyce was the pioneer of On-Line Condition Based Performance Monitoring.  He has developed models for various types of power plants and petrochemical complexes.  His programs are being used around the world in power plants, offshore platforms, petrochemical complexes, and manufacturing facilities. He is a consultant for major airlines in the areas of engine selection, noise and emissions.

Dr. Boyce is a Fellow of the ASME (USA) and the Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers (UK), and member of SAE, NSPE, and several other professional and honorary societies such as Sigma Xi, Pi Tau Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, and Tau Beta Phi.  He is the recipient of the ASME award for Excellence in Aerodynamics and the Ralph Teetor Award of SAE for enhancement in research and teaching He is also a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas and a Chartered Engineer (UK).

In 2002 Dr Boyce was chairman of two major conferences the Advanced Gas Turbine and Condition Monitoring Conference sponsored by DOE and EPRI, and the Gas Turbine Users Associations Conference.

Dr. Boyce is also on the Board of Advisors for the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Oklahoma; the Board of Advisors for the TurboMachinery Symposium, Texas A& M University; the Industrial Advisory Board of the Department of Computer Science, Southwest Texas State, and the Board of Advisors to the University of Texas Dental Branch.

Dr. Boyce is Chairman of the “Virtuosi of Houston” a Premier Youth Chamber Orchestra, and past President of the Houston Galveston Stavanger Sister Cities Society.  He was also Vice President of the Board of Directors of The Huntingdon Council of Co-Owners, and Director of the World Zoroastrian Chamber of Commerce, and is still Vice President of the World Zoroastrian Organization. Member of the Board of Directors Sam Houston Area Council Boy Scouts of America.

Dr. Boyce received a B.S. (1962) and M.S. (1964) in mechanical engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and the State University of New York, respectively, and a Ph.D. in (Aerospace & Mechanical engineering) in 1969 from the University of Oklahoma.

Dr. Boyce’s specific areas of professional interest include:

    Automotive Engineering
    Environmental Engineering
    Fluid Mechanics