Francisco Ayuga received a Ph.D. degree in agricultural engineering in 1986 and an M.S. degree in agricultural engineering in 1983. Ayuga has been serving as a Professor (Catedrático) since 2002 and previously as an Associate Professor (Professor Titular) since 1987. He is the Head of the Department of Rural Buildings and Rural Roads, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain. His teaching subjects are on strength of materials, building structures (concrete and steel), foundations, earth works, agricultural building design, agrifood industries design, rural roads, and silos and tanks. His research interests include silos and tanks, old rural buildings and landscape, hydrology and soil erosion, and rural roads. Ayuga published 78 articles in scientific journals (43 in ISI-JCR journals), 16 technical books or chapters in technical books (2 in English), and 220 conference papers (in English and Spanish). He is a research leader of 19 research projects at the national or regional level, participant in 11 research projects at international, national, or regional level, leader of 25 innovation and development reports for private or public companies, and supervisor of 17 Ph.D. theses. Ayuga also served as a President of the Special Interest Group Rural Buildings and Landscape under the Society for Agricultural Engineering in Europe (EurAgEng Society) from 1998 to 2010, Former Vice President of the Spanish Society of Agricultural Engineering, President of the Spanish Commission of Rural Engineering (CEIR), and Spanish Partner in the Thematic Networks USAEE, ERABEE, POMSEBES, and TABE.NET, all in connection with the internationalization of agricultural and biosystem engineering studies.
Biography Updated on 7 December 2013