Conference: June 13 – 17, 2022
Exhibition: June 14 – 16, 2022
For Outstanding Contribution to Air Breathing Propulsion Through Inspiring Leadership, Education, and Research Having Major Impacts on Aircraft Engine Operational Capability, Performance, and Design.
History of winners can be found here.
Luis San Andrés is the Mast-Childs Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A & M University (TAMU). He earned a Suma Cum Laude BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Escuela Politecnica in Ecuador, and awarded a Fulbright scholarship to pursue a MS at the University of Pittsburgh. Luis earned a PhD from TAMU and joined the university to educate students on vibrations, rotordynamics and lubrication. Through 30 plus years conducting funded research at the TAMU Turbomachinery Laboratory, professor San Andrés and students have produced experimentally verified models of squeeze film dampers for aircraft engines, hybrid bearings for cryogenic turbopumps, nonlinear dynamics of turbochargers, gas foil bearings for oil-free machinery, lubricated bearings for high performance turbomachinery, and multiple-phase flow seals for wet gas compressors. Luis is a Fellow of ASME, the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, and the Global Power Propulsion Society. The Organization of American States recognized him with a Latin-American Applied Science Award. He is also a member of the Industrial Advisory Committees for the TAMU Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia in Houston and Asia. Dr. San Andrés and students have authored over 200 papers in refereed journals, with over a dozen recognized as best at various conferences.