Francisco Ayuga was born in Madrid, Spain, 1960. Ayuga received the Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in agricultural engineering in 1983 and 1986, respectively. He is a Professor since 2002 and was Associate professor since 1987 at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He is teaching subjects on strength of materials, building structures (concrete and steel), foundations, earth works, agricultural building design, agri-food Industries design, rural roads, and silos and tanks. He participated in 80 specialization courses for companies or nonuniversity organizations. His main research interests include silos and tanks, old rural buildings and landscape engineering, hydrology and soil erosion, and rural roads. Ayuga published about 73 articles in scientific journals (44 in English and 29 in Spanish), 16 technical books or chapters in technical books (2 in English), and 198 Congress papers (in English and Spanish). Ayuga is a research leader of 15 research projects at national or regional level, Participant in 14 research projects at international, national, or regional level, and Supervisor of 17 Ph.D. theses. He is a member of editorial board of 4 research journals, Former President of the Special Interest Group (Rural Buildings and Landscape) under the EurAgEng Society (The Society for Agricultural Engineering in Europe), Former Vice-President of the Spanish Society of Agricultural Engineering, President of the Spanish Commission of Rural Engineering, and Vice-president of the Buildings Commission of the Spanish Engineering Institute.
Biography Updated on 2 February 2012