Meherwan Boyce (MS '64 Mechanical Engineering) is this
year’s recipient of the Clifford C. Furnas award. The award
recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves in a field of
science, thereby bringing honor to the university.
Boyce pioneered online condition-based performance
monitoring—a process which optimizes power plants, allowing
them to run more efficiently, stay in compliance with emissions
laws, maximize the turbine system, and run in a more cost effective
manner. He has developed models for various power plants and
petrochemical complexes that are used around the world.
He has 45 years of experience in turbo machinery in industry and
academia. He is managing partner and chairman of the Boyce
Consultancy Group LLC, an alliance of engineering and industrial
consultants with keen knowledge and experience in power generation.
As a mechanical engineering professor at Texas A&M University,
Boyce founded the TurboMachinery Laboratories and Symposium, now in
its 45th year.
After graduating from UB, Boyce earned his PhD from the
University of Oklahoma.