Angel Sanz-Andres, born in Guadalajara, Spain, in 1956, obtained an Aeronautical Engineer degree from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain, in 1978 and the Ph.D. degree in aeronautical engineering from the same university in 1978. From 1978 to 1986, he occupied Assistant Professor position at UPM and a Full Professor position. Since 1978 he teaches Aerodynamics and simultaneously spacecraft technology (postgraduate course at the UPM) since 1991. His main activities in R & D along these years have been focused in space technology and aerodynamics fields. In the space technology field, he served as Technical Director of the small satellite program of the UPM, including the development of the UPM-Sat 1 satellite, launched on July 7th, 1995, and now he is in a similar position in the development of UPM-Sat 2. He has also served as Thermal and Structural Advisor in several space programmes. In the past, he contributed to a research program on fluid dynamics in microgravity conditions (space experiments on board SPACELAB, TEXUS sounding rockets, etc.). In the aerodynamics field, he is engaged in theoretical and experimental aerodynamics mainly in relation with industrial applications (wind engineering), including the development of an accredited laboratory for anemometer calibration. He has participated in more than 22 research programs, published the results obtained in more than 67 international publications, 17 national publications, 68 proceedings and 76 technical reports, and directed 13 Ph.D. theses related to the above-mentioned lines.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2012