Technological Sciences: Dr. in Chemical Engineering and Materials
Date of Admittance: 06/02/2018
Speech in reply: Dr. Jaime Rodrigo de Larrucea
PhD in Chemical Engineering and Metallurgy from the University of Barcelona. (1989)
University professor. (1999). Dept. of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering. Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineering. Polytechnic University of Catalonia.
Director of the Biomaterials, Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering Research Center of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Consolidated Group of the Generalitat de Catalunya valued with a 6.97 / 7. Vice-Rector of Research and Innovation of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (2006-2010). Vice-Chancellor for Scientific Policy of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (2010-2013).
Commissioner of the Generalitat de Catalunya for the creation of an Engineering and Innovation Campus in Barcelona with more than 4000 students, 600 teaching and research staff and 100 people in administration and services. (July 2013).
Director of the School of Engineering of Barcelona (Polytechnic University of Catalonia) and delegate of the Rector for the development of the new Campus Diagonal Besòs de Barcelona.
Member of the CINDA network and coordinator in Science and Technology Parks in Spain and Latin America. Director of research in more than 35 European and 49 national research projects, especially in Materials Engineering (Biomaterials, Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering).
Member of the UNESCO Chair in Biomaterials. Expert of the Interministerial Commission of Science and Technology of the Government of Spain in the area of Materials (Biomaterials).
Author of 5 books, more than 275 international publications in indexed journals, participation in more than 195 oral communications in International Congresses.
Author of 16 invention patents
Director of 40 Doctoral Theses
Director of the UPC-Klockner Chair of Dental Implants.
Prize of the European Society for Biomaterials, Prize of the Royal Spanish Society of Chemistry, Prize for Technological Transfer, Prize for the best scientific publication of the Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine. Simon-Virgili Prize, Antonio Viladot Biomechanics Award.
Principal Editor of the Journal of Applied Biomechanics and Biomaterials and the Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine.
President of the Iberian Society of Biomechanics and Biomaterials.
President of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the University of Minnesota. School of Dentistry. Co-founder of the company Mimetis Biomaterials.
Rector of the International University of Catalonia. (2015-)