Prof. Dr. Salvador Ivorra
Salvador Ivorra is a university professor in the area of Continuum Mechanics and Structure Theory at the University of Alicante's Department of Civil Engineering. He is the head of the research group in structure essay, simulation and modelling. He holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) from the Polytechnic University of Valencia.
His research activity has been focused on the dynamic behaviour of structures and structural reinforcement, and he has devoted an important part of his research to the structures belonging to the historical heritage.
As of November 2021, he has authored 81 scientific articles, 62 of them in JCR-indexed journals, more than 120 papers in congresses, and has directed 17 doctoral theses. He has participated in 29 competitive research projects, 17 as senior researcher, and in more than 200 research and technical assistance contracts with public agencies and private companies. He is co-inventor of two patents.
He was a lecturer at the Polytechnic University of Valencia's Technical School of Industrial Engineering (1997-2005), where he was secretary of the Department of Continuum Mechanics and Structure Theory (2002-2005). He has been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Bristol (UK) since 2012 and a visiting lecturer at the Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy) in different periods in 2016 and 2017.
In 2015, the Kiss Bridge pedestrian footbridge in Pilar de la Horadada (Alicante), which he co-designed, was nominated by the FIB as one of the best concrete works in 2009-2014. In 2002 he co-designed the Polytechnic Tower in Valencia, the highest tower which was completely FRP-developed in Europe in this period. In 2019 he received the prize of the Association of Structural Consultants for the intervention project in the "La Paz" masonry chimney. In 2019 he received the Outstanding or Productive Young Researcher Award from the Latin American Association for Quality Control, Pathology and Construction Recovery (Alconpat).