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Vision for EVI-GTI

by Pete Loftus


EVI-GTI's vision is to be the leading sector-

specific Institute for the Gas Turbine Instru-

mentation community, providing a focal point

for all sector needs and solutions, promoting 

alignment of strategic aims, collaboration, co-

operation (leading to the collaborative deve-

lopment of R&D proposals to EU Framework

programmes), knowledge exchange, training

and development and representing members’

needs at every level. 

The fulfilment of the aims of the Association

shall exclusively and directly serve to promote

the development of instrumentation science

and research and its application in Turbomachi-

nery in general but specifically in Gas Turbines.







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:

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Ralf Obertacke

President since 2017

Siemens Gas & Power

GmbH & Co. KG

  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
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James P. Roberts

  Rolls-Royce Plc.





Michele Scervini

  Cambridge University
Andreas Zeisberger

Andreas Zeisberger

  MTU Aero Engines





Kam Chana

  Oxford University

HarveyNiska ITC

Harvey Niska

7 years - Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Co

32 years - Honeywell Aerospace Co (and its predecessors)

2 years - Instrumentation Technology Consulting

15 years as Co Chairman - Propulsion Instrumentation Working Group (PIWG)

Instrumentation Technology Consulting  (ITC), Gilbert, Arizona USA





Thomas Serbowicz

PIWG (Co-chair) Williams International






You can contact the EVI-GTI Board for the topics following:

Ralf Obertacke (chair affairs, membership, conferences, journal publication, website, Wiki)

Pete Loftus (chair affairs, membership, journal publication, conferences, standardization)

Michele Scervini (paper submissions, website)

Hanspeter Zinn (paper submissions, conference agenda, technical program)

James Roberts (Lab Gap Matrix)

Andreas Zeisberger (Wiki)


Use our Contact Form.


You can find the EVI-GTI Constitution in its latest version (EVI-GTI as online community facilitated by the IET) here.

A revised Constution is in preparation for Members' approval.