About the Author
Dr. Japikse received his masters and doctoral degrees at Purdue University. He founded Concepts ETI in 1980 and guided the company as president until 2000 when he led the acquisition of NREC's consulting and engineering software business. He currently serves as Concepts NREC's chairman of the board. He has been responsible for many activities in centrifugal pump design, consulting, and research, and has developed a number of innovative design techniques. Dr. Japikse has also published extensively and teaches regularly to engineers. He has received many awards including the James Harry Potter Gold Medal from ASME for
innovative, pioneering contributions in the field of thermodynamics as applied to turbomachinery design. He is a Fellow in the ASME and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.