Chalmers tekniska hoegskola (Chalmers University of Technology) was founded in 1829 and was transformed into an independent foundation in 1994. Around 70% of the research funding is acquired in competition from external sources. More than 14 000 people, including over 12 000 undergraduates, work and study in some of Chalmers' 17 departments. The research group turbomachinery and aero-acoustics, consisting of three professors and 12 Ph.D. students, is part of the fluid dynamics division at the applied mechanics department. The primary research focus of the turbomachinery group is jet engine system analysis and engine concept evaluation as well as detailed flow and acoustics analysis for specific sub-problems such as compressors, turbines, transition ducts, inter-coolers, combustors/afterburners and nozzles.
Chalmers concentrates on evaluating a number of innovative concepts using heat exchangers in the primary cycle air path and advancing the status of heat exchanger integration.