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Aggregate Professor | PhD MSc BSc in Civil Engineering


Dr. Jose Turmo (Spain, 1974) got his 6-year program degree in Civil Engineer (1998) from University of Cantabria (Santander, Spain) and his PhD (2003) in Construction Engineering from Technical University of Catalonia BarcelonaTech- UPC (Barcelona, Spain). At the moment, he is Professor in the School of Civil Engineering in Barcelona, BarcelonaTech (Spain), where he teaches Construction Engineering. His area of expertise is Construction and Maintenance of Concrete Bridges and Structures and Structural System Identificaction. He has done several research stays as a postdoc, being appointed as Visiting Faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (2005), Fulbright Scholar at the University of California, San Diego, USA (2006) and Kwang-Hua Visiting Professor (2010) and High End Foreign Expert (2014-2016) at the Department of Bridge Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China. He has authored around forty SCI papers and seventy conference papers.


Topics as different as structural behaviour of externally prestressed concrete bridges, applications of high performance concrete, shear strength of concrete structures, dynamics of cable suspended bridges, structural analysis of bridge construction, structural maintenance or model updating has been addressed by him, as well as improvement of health and safety and environmental issues of bridge construction.
Since 2006 he has published more than 40 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. Full details on the publication activity may be found in my Futur or Scopus.




From 1998 on, he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in five Universities all around the world, Universidad Nacional de Asunción (Paraguay), University of Castilla-La Mancha UCLM (Spain), Indian Institute of Technology, Madras IITM (India), UPC BarcelonaTech (Spain) and Tongji University (China), three of them in the top 50 in the Civil Engineering ranking. Topic of his teaching has been very broad, including: Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete, Steel Structures, Building Technology, Bridge Technology and Construction Methods and Planning of Civil Infrastructure, which gave him a very broad vision of the construction industry. He has also been involved in the organization and teaching of specialization courses in different countries. He has published several papers for international conferences about active learning and academic curriculum development. .
He is member of ACHE (Spanish –Association of Structural Engineering), IABSE (International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering) and IABMAS (International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety), where he has been member of different commissions and working groups. He is a member of the Board of EUCEET (European Civil Engineering and Training) Association, association of main European Civil Engineering Schools. He is an international expert of CTI (Quality Assurance Agency for the Schools of Engineering in France).


He got the 2006 Doctoral Extraordinary Award. Civil Engineering. UPC; the 2006 Award to the best doctoral dissertation of the academic year 2003-2004. School of Civil Engineering, Barcelona, Spain; 2004 Nevada Medal for Distinguished Graduate Student Paper in Bridge Engineering. University of Nevada, Reno. USA.