Technological Sciences: Dr. in Chemical Engineering and Materials
Date of Admittance: 06/02/2018
Speech in reply: Dr. Jaime Rodrigo de Larrucea
Rector of the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya since 1 September 2015
Born: In Barcelona, 15 May 1962
Current academic category: full professor
— Full professor. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
— Vice-rector for Scientific Policy at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
— Commissioned by the Government of Catalonia and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya to create the Diagonal-Besòs Engineering Campus.
— Rector of the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.
— Full member of the Royal European Academy of Doctors.
— Director of the Biomaterials, Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering Research Group.
— Visiting professor at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry (USA).
— Research director for more than 35 European and 79 national research projects.
— Member of the UNESCO Chair in Biomaterials, based in Havana (Cuba).
— Expert for the Spanish Government’s Interministerial Committee for Science and Technology in the area of Materials (Biomaterials).
— European Commission expert in Dental Materials.
— Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expert (USA).
— Author of 10 books and over 300 publications in international indexed journals, and participant in over 250 oral presentations at international conferences.
— Author of 22 patents.
— Supervisor for 32 doctoral theses.
— Director of the Klockner-UPC Dental Implants Chair.
— Winner of the European Society for Biomaterials Award, the Spanish Royal Chemistry Society Award, the Award for Technological Transfer, the Award for Best Scientific Publication from the Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, the Simó Virgili Award, the Antonio Viladot Biomechanics Award and the City of Barcelona Award.
— Senior editor for the indexed Journal of Applied Biomechanics and Biomaterials and the Journal of Materials Science: Materials and Medicine.
— Editorial Committee member for journals including Biomaterials, Acta Biomaterialia, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research and Dental Materials.
— President of the Iberian Society for Biomechanics and Biomaterials.
— Invested as Doctor honoris causa by the University of Havana.