UC's College of Engineering and Applied Science has several professors who are conducting research with or for the benefit of GE Aviation.
UC professor Ephraim Gutmark, an Ohio Eminent Scholar, is working on several projects relating to the efficiency of jet engines. In 2018, he collaborated with GE Aviation on a project to reduce jet engine noise to help airports reduce noise complaints and mitigate hearing loss among aviation employees. Hearing loss is one of the most common causes of military disability in the United States.
Gutmark said he has worked with GE Aviation for nearly all of his 20 years at UC.
"We owe them a lot of thanks for their support over the years," Gutmark said. "I am extremely thankful for the collaboration with them. It helps our students because they get a lot of practical experience in addition to what we can give them at the university."
Gutmark said he holds several joint patents with General Electric.
"Many of my graduate students are working for GE now. There's no doubt that the fact that GE is based in Cincinnati helps us with our research work," Gutmark said.