Hanyang University

Turbomachinery Laboratory

Department of Mechanical Engineering


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Contact: E-mail) kryu@hanyang.ac.kr, Office) +82-31-400-5242 (Dr. Keun Ryu, Lab. Director)

Last revised: Nov. 27, 2021

Education Research Industry Cluster at Ansan (ERICA) - Advanced materials, Components, and Equipment (ACE)
About Turbomachinery Laboratory at Hanyang University

Creating technologies to improve efficiency and performance in propulsion and power systems

The Turbomachinery Laboratory at Hanyang University, established in 2013, conducts fundamental and advanced research on performance and reliability of modern turbomachinery for government and industry entities in a state-of-the-art facility. We perform comprehensive measurements and predictions of the rotordynamic characteristics of turbomachinery. We also focus on experimentally validated computational fluid film models for the prediction of the static and dynamic forced performance of fluid film bearings, seals, and dampers.

We deliver reliable solutions and constantly pursue what is next!
Main Research Areas
• Turbomachinery rotordynamics
• Rotating machinery diagnostics and vibration
• Bearings, seals, and dampers for turbomachinery
• Advanced turbomachinery with Improved stability
• Cryogenic bearings for liquid rocket engine turbopumps
• Oil-Free turbomachinery
• Rocket engine turbopumps
• Electrically assisted turbomachinery
• Automotive turbochargers
• High-speed electric motors/generators
• Space tribology

Current and Former Collaborators


• Oil-free turbomachinery Program, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, USA

Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), Deajeon, Korea

Rotating Machinery Innovation Lab., Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea


Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA


BorgWarner Turbo Systems, Arden, NC, USA

Current and Former Sponsors


Ministry of Science and ICT

National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)


BorgWarner Turbo Systems, Arden, NC, USA

Samsung Electronics, Korea

• LG Electronics, Korea

Hyundai Motor Company, Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Hyundai Mobis, Yongin, Gyeonggi-Do, Korea

Hyundai Engineering and Construction, Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, Korea

Sam Turbo, Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do, Korea

G&M Technology (G&MT), Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea

Korea Electric Power Research Institute (KEPRI),  Daejeon, Korea

Boo Kwang Applied Material Technology (AMT). Hwaseong, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Hanon Systems(Formerly, Halla Visteon Climate Control), Deajeon, Korea

Kyongju Aerospace Electrical Systems (KAES), Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea

Industries Served since 2003
• Aerospace and propulsion systems (Gas turbines, Turboshaft engines, and Turbopumps)

• Energy and power systems (Microturbines, Motors and Generators)
• Automotive systems (Turbochargers)
• Chemical & Petrochemical, Oil & Gas (Compressors and pumps)
• Machine Tools (high speed spindles)
• Medical devices (Dental handpieces)


Short Courses for Engineers and Technical Professionals
We provide a variety of intensive short courses (rotordynamics, fundamentals of fluid film bearings, foil bearings, and gas bearings) tailored to your needs.

Interested in collaboration?

 Whether you would like to discuss an idea for a project or just say hello, we would love to hear from you!

Contact information

   Keun Ryu, Ph.D

   Director, Turbomachinery Laboratory

   Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University
   1271 Sa-3-dong, Sangnok-gu, Ansan, Gyeonggi-do, 15588, Republic of Korea
   Email: kryu@hanyang.ac.kr
   +82-31-400-5242 (Office), +82-31-436-8146 (Fax)

 Dr. Ryu's Linkedin           

 Dr. Ryu's Google Scholar Citation

 • Sponsored Research Projects (Industry - University Collaboration)
  We are available for all your R&D (Research & Development) needs.
We always deliver our sponsors practical and valuable solutions, not just simply analysis results and test data. We typically deliver results on time within our sponsor's budget.
Industrial research contracts are a large part of our work, and Hanyang University Industry-University Cooperation Foundation (IUCF) Contracts & Grants office can assist you in negotiating a funded contract. Please let us know what you need and what you want. We can prepare a detailed proposal to your requirements.

 • Engineering consultation services

  The Turbomachinery Laboratory at Hanyang University applies state-of-the-art rotordynamics tools and instrumentation to diagnose and rectify problems with rotating machinery and to design new equipment. Please see Facilities.

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