Pratt & Whitney has opened its office at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore to conduct advanced research in gas turbine jet engine technology in India. It also works with the IISc on advanced research initiatives that support the design and development of more efficient and environmentally friendly gas turbine engines.
The new office will support a full-time endowed professorship in gas turbine engineering at the institute and visiting Pratt & Whitney employees and executives who conduct research at the institute. The company will also appoint a full-time professor in the near future.
The VP of Pratt & Whitney Engineering-Module Center, Al Brockett said, “It is an excellent opportunity for Pratt & Whitney to partner with Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to develop advanced technologies for future generations of environmentally friendly propulsion systems.” "Our research at the institute further strengthens the relationships between Pratt & Whitney, United Technologies, the Indian educational system and the Indian government", he added.
Former Chairman of the department of aerospace engineering, IISc- Prof BN Raghunandan said, “With opening a full-time office at the institute and increasing its long-term commitment to the Indian Institute of Science, Pratt & Whitney will have a visible presence here to attract talent to the gas turbine engine field. We expect to be in a position to train and recommend future engineers to key Indian R&D organizations, national laboratories and business partners, including Infotech.”