Prof. Esther Real, full professor of university, will be the new director of Barcelona School of Civil Engineering the next four years. She will replace Professor Pedro Diez, who has directed the school since October 2016.
Prof. Esther Real was the first full professor to be a former student of our school, and, once she is formerly appointed, will become the first woman to be in charge of the school for the next four years. On-line voting took place in November 4th-9th, and November 11th, the final results will be published.
Ph. D. in Civil Engineering at UPC-BarcelonaTech, Prof. Esther Real is full professor in steel structures since 2018, member of the ATEM (Analysis & Technologies of Structures & Materials) research group of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at UPC-BarcelonaTech, and has also been part of the former management teams of the school and vice-rector for Knowledge Transfer at UPC-BarcelonaTech.
Her research focuses on the nonlinear analysis of steel structures. In particular, structural problems associated with plate buckling, structural behaviour of stainless steel and nonlinear analysis of steel structures. All her work is reflected in numerous articles in international indexed journals. Concerning stainless steel, she has actively contributed to the ongoing development of EN1993, which provides recommendations for the design of stainless steel structures.