Dr. Luis San Andrés
Mast-Childs Chair Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-3163
Email: LSanAndres@tamu.edu

Professional Preparation

Texas A&M University          Mechanical Engineering   Post-Doc, 1986
Texas A&M University          Mechanical Engineering   Ph.D., 1985
University of Pittsburgh        Mechanical Engineering   M.S. 1982
Escuela Politécnica Nacional   Mechanical Engineering   B.S, 1980 (Ecuador)


Mast-Childs Chair Professor, MEEN Dept., October 2014 – 2019
Associate Director, Turbomachinery Laboratory, December 2015-April 2017
Mast-Childs Professor, MEEN Dept., September 2005 – 2014
Visiting Scientist, Korea Institute of Science & Technology, January-March 2010
Adjunct Professor, Xi’an Jiaotong University, People’s Republic of China, November 2009-2013
Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore, August-December 2009
Systems and Controls, Division Leader, MEEN Dept., September 2002 – July 2004
Professor, Texas A&M University, MEEN Dept., September 2000 – to date.
Gast Docent, Universiteit Twente, Tribology Group, September 1999 – June 2000.
Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, MEEN Dept., September 1993 – August 2000.
Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University, MEEN Dept., September 1990 - August 1993.

Honors and Awards

2014-2019 Mast-Childs Chair, Texas A&M University (5 years)
2005-2012 Mast-Childs Professorship in Tribology, Texas A&M University (3 x 3 years)
2005, Ruth and William Neele’52 Faculty Fellow, Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, April
2004, E.D. Brocket Professorship, Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, October
Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Fellow of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE)
2017 Best Paper Award, Structures & Dynamics Committee, ASME IGTI (June 2017)
San Andrés, L., Childs, D., and Phillips, S., 2016, “A Water Lubricated Hybrid Thrust Bearing: Measurements and Predictions of Static Load Performance,” ASME GT2016-56349
2014 Outstanding Paper 9th IFToMM International Conference on Rotordynamics, Milan, Italy 
San Andrés, L., Jeung, S.-H, and Bradley, G., 2014, “Dynamic Forced Performance of Short Length Open-Ends Squeeze Film Damper with End Grooves.”
2012 Best Paper Award, Structures & Dynamics Committee, ASME IGTI (June 2013)
Ryu, K., and San Andrés, L., 2012, ”Effect of Cooling Flow on The Operation of a Hot Rotor-Gas Foil Bearing System,” ASME J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power, vol. 134 (October), 102511 [ASME paper GT2012-68074] 
2012 Best Paper Award, Microturbines, Turbochargers, & Small Turbomachines Committee, IGTI (June 2013) 
San Andrés, L.., Barbarie, V., Bhattacharya, A., and Gjika, K., 2012, “On the Effect of Thermal Energy Transport to the Performance of (Semi) Floating Ring Bearing Systems for Automotive Turbochargers,” ASME J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power, vol. 134 (October), 102507 [ASME paper GT2012-68074]
2011 Best Paper Award Rotordynamics, Dynamics & Structures Division, ASME IGTI (June 2012)
San Andrés, L.., and Delgado, A., 2012, “A Novel Bulk-Flow Model for Improved Predictions of Force Coefficients in Grooved Oil Seals Operating Eccentrically,” ASME J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power, vol. 134 (May), 022509
2010 Best Paper Award for ASME Journal of Tribology (2011 IJTC Conference, LA)
Kim, T. H., and San Andrés, L., 2010, “Thermohydrodynamic Model Predictions and Performance Measurements of Bump-Type Foil Bearing for Oil-Free Turboshaft Engines in Rotorcraft Propulsion Systems,” ASME Journal of Tribology, Vol. 132(January), p. 011701
2008 BEST Rotordynamics Paper Award (ASME-IGTI, Structures & Dynamics Committee)
Kim, T. H., and San Andrés, L., 2009, “Effect of Side End Pressurization on the Dynamic Performance of Gas Foil Bearings – A Model Anchored to Test Data,” ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 131(1), pp. 012501. ( ASME Paper GT2008-50571) 
2007 Editor’s Choice – Tribology & Lubrication Technology, June 2007, pp. 40-50. 
De Santiago, O., and L., San Andrés, 2007, “Experimental Identification of Bearing Dynamic Force Coefficients in a Flexible Rotor – Further Developments,” Tribology Transactions, v. 50(1), p. 114-126.
2004 Best Rotordynamics Paper Award (ASME-IGTI, Structures & Dynamics Committee)
Rubio, D., and L., San Andrés, 2004, “Bump-Type Foil Bearing Structural Stiffness: Experiments and Predictions”, ASME Paper GT 2004-53611
2003 Best Rotordynamics Paper Award (ASME-IGTI, Structures & Dynamics Committee)
Wilde, D.A., and San Andrés, L., “Experimental Response of Simple Gas Hybrid Bearings for Oil-Free Turbomachinery,”

 Synergistic Activities
(i) Extensive voluntary service to professional societies: Associate Technical Editor for ASME Journal of Tribology and STLE Tribology Transactions; Fellow of ASME and STLE; Chair of the Honors and Awards Committee of the Tribology Division (ASME); Director of STLE Board; Chair of the Structures & Dynamics Committee and Chair of the International Gas Turbine Institute.
(ii) Member of Technical Advisory Committees for Turbomachinery Symposium, Middle Eastern Turbomachinery Symposium, and Chair Asia Turbomachinery& Pump Symposium. These are the largest events in the O&G industry combining extensive industrial exhibits with a strong state of the art technical content.
(iii) Established a gas foil bearing program with sustained industrial funding since 2002. Predictive software licensed by all manufacturers and end users of foil bearings. See above for best paper awards on the subject.
(iv) Developed the most advanced predictive tools for squeeze film damper performance along with experimental facilities.
The International Gas Turbine Institute and the ASME Journal of Tribology have recognized the research with best paper awards in 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2013, and 2017. Government and industry fund the research program since 1992.Visit URL http://rotorlab.tamu.edu for complete information.