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A revised Constitution is in preparation...

You can find the EVI-GTI Constitution in its latest version (status of 2019) soon here.


The European Virtual Institute for Gas Turbine Instrumentation (EVI-GTI)

arose through the European Union’s Competitive and Sustainable Growth (GROWTH) programme in 2002.

A definition of a ‘Virtual Institute’ can be found on the EU Cordis GROWTH web pages and is: “A network that links geographically dispersed complementary research and industrial capabilities with the potential to become a legal and self-supporting entity. The difference between Virtual Institutes and networks of other types is that a Virtual Institute needs to demonstrate the capability to become self-supporting”.

The idea behind EVI-GTI is to offer and maintain a platform for turbomachinery OEMs, vendors of sensors and instrumentation and academia. We organize and provide workshops and conferences and form multilateral or bilateral consortia.

EVI-GTI Conferences are organized bi-annual as as European Conference.

Every two years a Joint Conference together with the Propulsion Instrumentation Working Group (PIWG) is being held in the U.S. or in the EU.

Recent EU projects that have been generated, submitted and successfully completed within EVI-GTI are HEATTOP and STARGATE.

Together with PIWG we have developed and continuously updated the Lap Gap Matrix which sorts technologies for sensors, probes and instrumentation in several categories and shows which technologies are currently satisfactory (green), which are not available but can be worked around (yellow) and which are still not available today and thus prevent further development of gas turbine engines to higher efficiency (red).

The EVI-GTI Board of Directors is represented by:



EVI-GTI Board of Directors
    Name   Position    Affiliation
Ralf Obertacke lowsize   Ralf Obertacke  

President since 2017

Former Vice President and Indistrial Advisor

  Siemens Energy
Pete Loftus   Pete Loftus  


Former President of EVI-GTI 2011-2017

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Dominique Vez   Dominique Vez   Industrial Advisor   Meggitt
Hanspeter Zinn   Hanspeter Zinn   Scientific Advisor   GE Power
Roberts P James   James P. Roberts   Board Member   Rolls-Royce Plc.
Portrait Placeholder   Michele Scervini   Board Member   Cambridge University
Andreas Zeisberger   Andreas Zeisberger   Board Member   MTU Aero Engines
Portrait Placeholder   Prof. Kam Chana   Board Member   Oxford University
HarveyNiska ITC   Harvey Niska  

15 years as Co Chairman -

Propulsion Instrumentation Working Group (PIWG)


Instrumentation Technology Consulting (ITC),

Gilbert, Arizona USA

Portrait Placeholder   Thomas Serbowicz   PIWG (Co-chair)   Williams International













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  • Name of the non-profit organization: The European Virtual Institute for Gas Turbine Instrumentation (EVI-GTI).
  • Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Huttenstr.12, 10553 Berlin, Germany
  • Executive Board: Ralf Obertacke, Pete Loftus, Dominique Vez, Hanspeter Zinn, James P. Roberts, Michele Scervini, Andreas Zeisberger, Kam Chana

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