Piping Engineering Master




Head of the Program

Associate Professor (University of Zaragoza)
PhD in Chemical Engineering by Imperial College of London in 1990. He has taught Fluid Mechanics in the Engineering and Architecture School of UZ since 1990. Before embarking in his Ph.D studies he taught Nuclear Physics and Technology for five years in the same school. He has participated in several European research projects, mainly in the field of Aerodynamics and is author of several papers in international research journals. His main area of interest is the development of numerical codes to solve the Navier Stokes equations in industrial configurations of interest. He considers himself as a theoretical engineer, being the theory a tool to understand the practical side. 'In theory there is no much difference between theory and practice, but in practice, there is'. Albert Eisntein


Program Director

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.


Program syllabus coordinator

International Institute of Plant Engineering and Design
Currently director at Red-Bag. Various management positions and Project Manager of capital investment projects in the petrochemical industry.
Manager Project Department at Sulzer, Project Manager (JGC, Raytheon E&C, Washington). Responsibilities as Project Manager included all aspects of project execution, quality, safety and financial result. Project Engineer at Badger


Senior Piping Designer
Currently working as the Lead Piping Designer on a mining & minerals project in Canada, Anton has over 20 years of piping design experience.Anton started work as a junior piping designer in 1991.
He is certified as a SPED Level IV Professional Piping Designer, from the Society of Piping Engineers & Designers in Houston. Anton has held lead roles in many companies in a career that has taken him to work in Ireland, the UK, France, Belgium, Australia, Singapore and Canada.
In his spare time, Anton runs a website dedicated to helping out fellow piping designers, called pipingdesigners.com.


Engineering Management (YPFB Refinación S.A.)
Ivan Fernandez has a BSc in Industrial Engineering and an MSc in Engineering Design. He has more than 10 years of work experience, most of it dedicated to engineering projects for the Gas & Oil industry, Mining Industry and Energy Generation.
He has occupied positions in construction and engineering firms as Piping Engineer, Engineering Design Coordinator, Piping construction coordinator, Site Manager, Operations Manager. He also worked as independent consultant for engineering projects for Gas & Oil companies such as BG, REPSOL, YPFB and others. Currently works as project engineer at the Refinery of Santa Cruz de la Sierra Bolivia, owned and operated by a subsidiary of the Bolivian national Oil & Gas Company (YPFB Refinación S.A.).


Lead Piping Engineer (INITEC, Tecnicas Reunidas)
Working as piping leader, stress analysis coordinator, stress analyst and supports designer during the last 10 years for EPC projects including upstream, LNG, refinery and combined cycle plants.
Currently working as Corporate Stress and Supports Manager in INITEC Plantas Industriales, Upstream and Natural Gas Division of TECNICAS REUNIDAS. Engineering degree with a MSc in Engineering at Polytechnic University of Madrid. Additionally, he has experience on site and has been involved as lead stress engineer during the cool down for different LNG Terminals, with expert knowledge in cryogenic piping systems and seismic analysis. Previously he has worked in other international companies as Foster Wheeler or SENER.


Lead Piping Engineer
Alireza has BSc in mechanical engineering. Currently, he is working as lead piping engineer of an oil refinery project in Iran. He started his work as a junior piping engineer in 1997 and, by the past 16 years, developed his experiences and knowledge in all piping jobs such as stress analysis, design, supporting, material requisition and TBE. Also he has site technical coordination experience. He is fluent or fully familiar with piping codes, standards, references and software. Alireza have adequate knowledge about equipments, Instrument devices requirements, Process description, PFD/ P&ID and safety requirements in offshore and onshore Plants.


Instrumentation & Control Engineer
Mechanical Engineer from Polytechnic University of Madrid and specialized on Energy Technologies by ENSTA ParisTech. Worked in AVEVA as Application Consultant, giving PDMS training and technical support to Spanish and Portuguese engineering companies. Currently working as I&C Engineer in a leading Oil&Gas engineering company.


Sr. Piping Engineer and Layout Lead
Currently Sr. Piping Engineer & Layout Lead, at WorleyParsons Europe HQ London, United Kingdom, involved as Lead Offshore Area Piping Eng (ConocoPhillips Scottish North Sea) and as brownfield debottlenecking coordinator at KPJV (Fluor-Parsons venture for TCO Caspian basin).
22 years experience in Hydrocarbons upstream (Offshore, Subsea, LNG, Onshore): downstream (Refineries, Fertilizers & Petrochemicals), midstream (Pipelines, Pumping Stations, Flow assurance), Power, Chemicals, Mining & Marine, proficient at conceptual phase (Technical bids, FEED/OBE/FEL) and detail eng (EPC/PMC) as Design Supervisor, Lead/Deputy Piping Eng, Stress & Material Piping Eng, Fabrication yard lead, erection-test-commissioning delegate, start-up and operation supervisor has worked in America, Europe and Asia for Fluor, Tenaris-Techint, Dragados Offshore, Sener, Lummus ABB, Tecnicas Reunidas, Foster Wheeler among others
Industrial Technical HNS. Asoc IRAM. BSc Mechanical Eng. Systems & Networks Admin. Materials QA-QC inspector. Professor of CAD-CAM at IBM, 3D Simulation & Code development. Certif Intergraph UK.


Senior Technician (Técnicas Reunidas)
Senior Technician in Mechanical Project Development. He has been working as a Piping Designer for the last 6 years in Técnicas Reunidas, supervising different areas.
Additionally he has carried out the design of the main piping systems on petrochemical units and equipment layouts. His vast knowledge using the main design programs and his experience on site, working as area supervisor, has given to him a strong design overview and optimization in the pipeline distribution.


Engineer (Enagas)
BSc in Mining Engineering by Politechnical University of Madrid (Spain), BSc in Petroleum Engineering by Ecole National Superiour du Petrole et des Moteur (France) and MSc in Refinning, Engineering and Gas by Institut Français du Petrole (France).
Started his career as Process Engineer in the Spanish engineering company Intecsa Uhde in the development of petrochemical and refining plants.
Later moved to oil&gas upstream sector working in Algeria for Spanish oil company Cepsa in the development of Ourhoud oil field leading the Process and Piping specialists.
Returned to Enagas, a Spanish gas company and currently working in the developing and managing Projects execution of LNG projects and engaged in the development of international projects of the company.


Lead Instrumentation & Control Engineer (Tecnicas Reunidas - Initec)
B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Granada University and MEng in Instrumentation & Control in CSFR.
Working as Instrumentation & Control leader, I&C/Electrical coordinator, I&C Technician during the last 8 years for EPC projects including upstream, refinery and combined cycle plants.


Piping Department Manager (INITEC Energía, ACS Industrial)
Mechanical engineer from Madrid Polytechnic University. Working as piping engineer since 2000 in one of the most important energy engineering company in Spain and participating in Solar Thermal, Combined Cycle and Conventional Thermal Power Plants.


Chemical Engineer (Técnicas Reunidas)
Chemical Engineer with 5 years of experience in Piping Materials. Working as Piping Materials Engineer since 2007 in one of the most solid engineering companies, Técnicas Reunidas.
She has a hug experience developing piping material specifications according to several Licensors and International Regulations as ASME/ASTM, EN/ISO, DIN and PED 97/23/EC.
She has participated in several courses with the main piping materials suppliers and manufacturers, having a real understanding of market needs and being aware of the latest technologies in terms of materials.


Instrumentation & Control Engineer
Jose Manuel G. Santiso is B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering specialized in Process Automation by the ETSE-USC (Spain). He has been working for the last 7 years in Tecnicas Reunidas assuming the roles of I&C Technician, I&C Lead Engineer and Project Engineer on diverse International EPC Projects. Remarkable experience comprises the Engineering and Commissioning of different automation systems in Europe and Middle East (electrical compressors, gas turbines , turbocompressors, pumps and complete compressor stations for gas pipelines). He has wide expertise in Instrument & Sensor selection, PLC configuration, Machine Monitoring Systems and integration with Distributed Control Systems. Jose Manuel has successfully participated in EPC Projects for PDO, PEMEX, KOC, ADCO, Repsol, BOTAS, Hellenic Petroleum, DOW, Saudi Aramco,…


Senior Plant Designer
Senior Plant Designer, since 1974 has participated in developing of 34 projects of Thermal and Combined Cycle Power Plants and also in 8 projects of Nuclear Power Plants in "Tenicas Reunidas" y en "Empresarios Agrupados AIE".
Since 1998 has served as 3D Project Manager for all projects in PDS, SmartPlant3D, Catia, etc.


Freelance designer
Studied Civil Engineering in Rotterdam. Has specialized in CAD design. Worked about 5 years with various CAD software. Currently further developing in engineering and design.
Great interest in civil engineering, static and dynamic analysis, offshore and onshore technology.


Piping Design Engineer
Bob Wilson is a practicing piping design engineer who is involved in static and dynamic stress analysis of piping systems.
For more than 40 years he has been involved with the drafting, design, stress analysis, layout, support and construction of piping systems, working with petrochemical, power, steel, mining & processing companies in North America, Australia, Europe, Middle East and South East Asia. Mr. Wilson is a member of the ASME B31.1 Power Piping Code Sub Group on Design.
He is a former engineering professor at Sheridan College in Canada and currently teaches piping design and engineering courses for ASME including ‘ASME B31.1 Power Piping Code’ and ‘Detail Engineering of Piping Systems’.
He is Author of a piping design book ‘Detail Engineering and Layout of Piping Systems’.

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