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Southwest Research Institute
Machinery Department Director

Dr. Tim Allison is the Machinery Department Director at Southwest Research Institute® where he leads an organization that focuses on R&D for the energy industry. His research experience includes analysis, fabrication, and testing of turbomachinery and systems for advanced power or oil & gas applications including high-pressure turbomachinery, centrifugal compressors, expanders, gas turbines, reciprocating compressors, and test rigs for bearings, seals, blade dynamics, and aerodynamic performance. Dr. Allison holds two patents, has authored four book chapters and co-edited two books, and has published over 79 articles on various turbomachinery topics. He received the best tutorial/paper awards from the ASME Oil & Gas and Supercritical CO2 Power Cycle Committees in 2010, 2014, 2015, and 2018. He is a past chairman of the ASME Oil & Gas Applications Committee, past and current co-chair for the Thermal-Chemical-Mechanical Energy Storage Workshop, a past and current co-chair of the Supercritical CO2 Symposium Planning Committee, and an Associate Editor for the ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines & Power