Elliott Group has named Dr. Klaus Brun its new director of research and development. Brun will be based in Pennsylvania, USA, and lead a group of more than 60 professionals in the development of turbomachinery and related systems for the energy industry. His past experience includes positions in product development, engineering, project management, and executive management at Southwest Research Institute, Solar Turbines, General Electric, and Alstom. Brun holds nine patents, has authored more than 350 papers, and has published three textbooks on energy systems and turbomachinery. Brun is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and is a member of the API 616 Task Force, the ASME PTC-10 Task Force, the Asia Turbomachinery Symposium Committee, and the Supercritical CO2 Symposium Advisory Committee.