Wojtanowicz Elected ASME Fellow

June 7, 2022

Headshot image of Professor Andrew WojtanowiczBATON ROUGE, LA – LSU Petroleum Engineering Endowed Chair and Professor Andrew Wojtanowicz was recently elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, making him one of only 3,443 Fellows out of more than 72,000 ASME members.

ASME Fellows must have 10 or more years of active practice and at least 10 years of active corporate membership in ASME to be nominated.

Prior to joining LSU in 1984, Wojtanowicz served on the faculty of AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland, and the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. He also worked for the petroleum industry as a United Nations expert in drilling engineering in Europe and Africa.

While at LSU, Wojtanowicz had break-out appointments as a Conoco Environmental Fellow in Ponca City, Okla., and as Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and the University of Chongqing in China. He also holds an Honorary Professorship of the President of Poland.

Wojtanowicz’s research areas include borehole mechanics, well design optimization, and environmental control technologies for petroleum engineering. After receiving the Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation for water coning control technology using wells with Downhole Water Sink, he founded and directed a DWS industry research consortium at LSU. He has also led an industry-sponsored R&D initiative, “Sustained Casting Pressure Program,” which addresses diagnosis and remediation of well integrity loss due to gas migration.

Wojtanowicz holds the Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty and has received several awards for his decades-long service as the editor of ASME Transactions Journal of Energy Resources Technology.

About ASME

ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real-world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. 

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