Blasco, Javier

Head of the program

Associate Professor (University of Zaragoza)

PhD in Physics (University of Zaragoza 2000). PhD excellence award (UZ 2000). MSc on Problem Based Learning (Aalborg University 2012). He has taught Fluid Mechanics in the Engineering and Architecture School of UZ since 1998. He has participated in several European research projects and is author of more than ten papers in international research journals. He regularly attends congresses and workshops and has stayed in different foreign universities. Since 2007 he is the head of an online postgraduate degree on piping in Spanish for graduate engineers. He has participated in several research projects funded by the European Union and is the author of a number of research papers published in prestigious international journals. He has also participated international conferences and has stayed in foreign research centers.

Méndez, Daniel

Program Syllabus Coordinator

Rotating Equipment Manager

Rotating Equipment Head for INITEC TECNICAS REUNIDAS. MBA (Escuela Europea de Negocios, Madrid 2007, Master Degree I in Project Management (UCAB Caracas,1998). More than 18 years of experience in Turbomachinery world as specialist. He has started his career at PDVSA and Exxon Mobil as Machinery Engineer at field for specification,troubleshhoting and reliability subjects on rotating equipment. Since 2005 has been working in INITEC TECNICAS REUNIDAS Group as Turbomachinery Specialist. He has participated in several project for Upstream business where several Turbomachinery has been applied for different process. In 2012 has been named as Head of Rotating Equipment Section, taken functions of advisor and coordination inside the group.

Alcrudo, Francisco

Associate Professor (University of Zaragoza)

Ph.D. in physics. Associate Professor of Fluid Mechanics at the Engineering and Architecture School of the University of Zaragoza since 2000. Interests include CFD, compressible flows and turbomachinery. Among other research visits he has been Invited Professor at Institut National de Sciences Apliquées de Rouen and Université Paris XIII

Álvarez de los Corrales, Diego

Compressors and process consultant

Mechanical Engineer from Barcelona University (ETSIIB). During 18 years (1974 -1992) Manager of Mechanical and Transfer Heat Department of INITEC TECNICAS REUNIDAS. Since 1993 working in INITEC process department as consultant to resolve the problems related to the interface between the compressors and the processes (control). Professor at the Technical Engineering School in Madrid (mechanical and material resistance). Professor at ICAI university, as assistant of end course projects. Professor for Enagas courses at the CEU University. Instructor for a master at the Barcelona Engineering School (IPA). Several courses about compressors and pumps. Author of thirty papers (Ingenieria Quimica).

Bagues Vicente, Fernando

Business Development Manager & International Project Sales Manager – EagleBurgmann Ibérica (MS Division)

Fernando has more than 12 years on International Projects in the Oil&Gas and Power Industries, mainly dedicated as Head of Business Development for Engineered Equipment, as Mechanical Seals, Supply Systems, Lube Oil Systems, and other types of Auxiliary Equipment including activities of designing and procurement. Currently working as BDM & IP Sales Manager, dealing with the major international projects with the Spanish EPCs, covering the activities of customer support sales, and sealing technology consultant, as member of EagleBurgmann EMEA - IP Group, and managing new business strategies for EagleBurgmann Iberica, for Spain and Portugal region. His expertize knowledge are API and ASME standards, and customized project specifications and standards by end-users, commonly required on International Projects (Aramco, Repsol, Shell, ADCO, etc). Fernando is IT Engineer, as well as Upgrading on Sales Management.

Fernandez Valdés, César

Rotating Machinery Manager at Repsol

His group is responsible for the specification, selection testing, installation, commissioning and start-up of all the rotating equipment for REPSOL investment projects in refineries, chemical and gas plants, pipelines and upstream production facilities. Other responsibilities include troubleshooting rotating machinery, the promotion of new technologies throughout the company, reliability engineering, and writing company machinery standards. Prior to joining REPSOL in 1998, Mr Fernández worked for 6 years at FLUOR as a rotating machinery engineer in several projects for DuPont, ICI and UCC. Mr. Fernández holds a M.S. degree (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Oviedo, Spain. He is a member of the API Sub-committee of Mechanical Equipment, and Chairman of the ISO TC118 SC1 (Process compressors); he is past-member of the Advisory Committee for the Pump Symposium organized by the Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA. He is a member of Spanish technical committees for machinery and ATEX (hazardous areas) for non-electrical equipment.

Fukushima, Yasuo

Technical Director, Machinery systems Division, Infrastructure Systems Company (Hitachi Ltd.)

Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering (Kyushu-University, Japan), and the Professional Engineer (Mechanical Engineering) in Japan. 40 years experiences in R&D, application engineering in Centrifugal compressors, Rotary compressors, Reciprocating compressors and Pumps in Hitachi. He had been promoting the spread of the Turbomachinery technology as the Vice President of Turbomachinery Society of Japan.

González Otero, Sara

Instrumentation and Control Engineer at Tecnicas Reunidas group

Sara has more than 10 years of international career in Técnicas Reunidas Group, for Oil & Gas projects, as an Engineer and Leader Engineer in Instrumentation and Control. She has been working in EPC projects for upstream (gas compression plants, LNG, NG liquid separation) as well as for downstream industry. Currently she is working as I&C Leader in feed engineering as well as in technical and economical proposals for EPC projects. She has attended factory acceptance tests (FAT) of plant control systems (DCS, ESD) and compressors PLCs. Also, she has given support on site during pre-commissioning and commissioning of the control systems. Sara has a Master’s degree in Electronics Engineering by University Complutense of Madrid as well as a Master’s degree in Physics. Besides, she has studied a Master in Instrumentation and Process Control (by ISA and Repsol Training Center), and she is certified as Functional Safety Professional by TÜV SÜD.

Hauke, Guillermo

Professor (University of Zaragoza)

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1995. MEC/Fulbright scholar 1989-1994. B.E.-M.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering School, University of Zaragoza, 1989. After completing his Ph.D., he joined the Faculty of the Engineering and Architecture School of the University of Zaragoza. Research interests include computational mechanics, finite element methods and a posteriori error estimation for fluid flow. Collaboration with industry centers about design and optimization of turbomachinery and renewable energy.

He, Minhui

Machinery Consultant, BRG Machinery Consulting LLC. USA

Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (University of Virginia, 2003). Dr. He received his B.S. degree (Chemical Machinery Engineering, 1994) from Sichuan University in China. From 1996 to 2003, he conducted research on fluid film journal bearings in the ROMAC Laboratories at the University of Virginia. As a machinery consultant, his current responsibilities include vibration troubleshooting, rotordynamic analysis, as well as bearing and seal analysis and design. He is also conducting research on rotordynamics and hydrodynamic bearings. Dr. He has taught many short courses on fluid film bearings and rotordynamics in the past 15 years.

Maceyka, Thomas

Senior Technical Specialist (Weir Specialty Pumps)

He has over thirty five years of rotating equipment experience focused on centrifugal pumps and compressors. He has participated on API 617 (Centrifugal Compressors) and API 682 (Seals) Task Forces, and is a current member of the API 610 (Centrifugal Pumps) 12th Edition Task Force. During his career, he has held positions in Engineering, Product Management, and Product Development with increasing levels of responsibility. Currently, Mr. Maceyka is a Senior Technical Specialist with Weir Specialty Pumps, and working with end users to improve plant reliability by educating them on Pitot Tube pump technology for low-flow high-head services.

Pérez Ansón, M. Angeles

Associate Professor (University of Zaragoza)

PhD. In Computational Mechanics (University of Zaragoza 2004). PhD excellence award (UZ 2004). She was a post-doctoral fellow at the Trinity Centre of Bioengineering (Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland) and at the Ecole de Technologie Superieure of the University of Quebec (Montreal, Canada. She is a member of the I3A (Aragon Institute of Engineering Research). Her present research mainly focuses on computational mechanics, non-linear finite element methods, and multiscale analyses with applications on the Industrial, Biomechanics and Mechanobiology fields. Her teaching expertise covers Structural Mechanics, Fatigue of materials and Design of Prosthesis and Implants.

Ramírez, Vázquez, Rubén

Head of Commercial Operations & Sales Department at TSI

Graduated by Castilla La Mancha University (Spain) as Engineer Specialist in Mechanical. More than 13 years of experience in maintenance based in condition and vibration analysis. Since 2003 has been working in TSI in several departments. He is currently in charge of the Commercial & Sales Department. His fields of expertise include vibration & acoustic analysis; ultrasounds detection; maintenance based in condition; diagnostic of machinery; sea trials for acceptance of main machinery on board ships; balancing of rotating machinery; condition monitoring systems and instrumentation. By last, he has participated in several conferences and papers about Reliability and Maintenance.

Sanz, Luis Miguel

Senior electrical and power electronics engineer at CEPSA Exploration & Production

MSc in Power Electronics and Automation from Valladolid University (Spain). National Degree Award – Education Office of Spain. Control Training Site fellowship at University of Sheffield (UK). IEEE member.He has worked for Tecnicas Reunidas for seven years as senior electrical and power electronics engineer for new gas compression projects which involve large VFD drives. He has been in charge of the electrical scope of oil and gas facilities in several large size international EPC projects, mainly in Middle East and Russia.Presently he is Senior Electrical Engineer at CEPSA E&P for a new central processing facility in Algeria.

Siblesz, Pedro

Lead Mechanical Engineer

Lead Mechanical Engineer for Santos Ltd. BSc in Mechanical Engineering (Simon Bolivar University, Caracas), MSc in Asset Management (The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen). More than 22 years of experience in Mechanical & Reliability Engineering, and Asset Management. Started his career in PDVSA and Petrolera Ameriven (Joint Venture of Chevron Texaco, Conoco Phillips and PDVSA) as Plant Engineer, Reliability Engineer and Mechanical Engineering Head. Experience emphasis is in Plant, Mechanical and Maintenance Engineering, and Asset Management applied to Upstream and Downstream Assets in the Oil & Gas Industry.

Stanic, Tome

Head of Business Development & Aftermarket at Voith Turbo

BSc in mechanical engineering and international MBA in Change Management & International Consulting from the University of Applied Sciences, Kempten (Germany). Mr. Stanic began his career as a Key Account Manager for Voith Turbo BHS Getriebe GmbH in 2005. Since 2010 he has been Head of Business Development, and in April 2013 he also took on the management of the company’s aftermarket department. His experience in mechanical engineering centers on gearboxes for turbomachinery applications.

Teijeiro Balado, Beatriz

Rotating Lead Engineer

Beatriz holds 10 years of experience in the area of Rotating Equipment at INITEC TECNICAS REUNIDAS. After building upon her experience as Rotating Equipment specialist, she is now a Rotating Lead Engineer and currently manages a $13B EPC project for upstream. Beatriz has solid expertise in management as Rotating Equipment Engineer by coordinating and supervising activities such as preparation of rotating equipment, tender inquiries, corresponding Technical Requisitions and Purchase Order Requisitions, elaboration of complete Technical Bids Analysis, providing Technical support in meetings with the Client and the supplier, solving technical deviations from the Purchase Order to the delivery, and checking, reviewing and approval of vendor’s documents. She has also field experience in precomissioning and commissioning activities for rotating equipment which include equipment alignment, pre start up and start up activities, equipment condition monitoring and site acceptance test

Vázquez, José Antonio

Machinery Consultant, BRG Machinery Consulting, LLC. USA

PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (University of Virginia, 1999). Expertise include vibration analysis, machinery troubleshooting, field measurements and machinery health monitoring, experimental modal analysis, rotor dynamics, bearing analysis and development of customized machinery analysis tools. Before joining BRG, Dr. Vazquez, worked for DuPont for 10 years at their central engineering department in Wilmington, Delaware, providing machinery field support services for DuPont's plants all around the world. Before DuPont, he worked at the Rotating Machinery and Controls Laboratory (ROMAC) at the University of Virginia for 9 years, first as a graduate student, then as lab engineer and finally as a Research Scientist. Teaching experience includes teaching courses in kinematics, vibrations, instrumentation and machine dynamics at the college level and short courses in rotor dynamics, fluid film bearings, instrumentation and experimental modal analysis for engineers in industry. Dr. Vazquez is the author of several research papers, presented at engineering conferences and published in international journals. A full resume is available at the team's page of the BRG's web site

Zavala, Rafael

Engineering Advisor for ExxonMobil Production Projects

B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineer from the Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela and also holds a Master’s degree on Reliability and Maintainability Engineering from the University of Exeter, U.K. He is also a honorary fellow at the MIRCE Akademy (Reliability related Research and Education), U.K. During the last two decades, has been charge of projects development for the oil and gas industry and overseeing engineering and construction activities for projects around the world. Has worked as Design Engineer, Project Engineer, Project Manager, Plant Engineering Team Lead, Engineering Manager and more recently as Global Engineering Advisor. Areas of expertise include reliability and maintainability engineering, projects execution, basic and detailed engineering development, procurement and construction. Experience in projects design basis development, selection and use of project design standards, major equipment purchase, overseeing contractor engineering deliverables, risk assessments, and in leading project engineering disciplines (mechanical, process, electrical, instrumentation & control, and civil).