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Chemical engineering educator

Francesc Giralt, Spanish chemical engineering educator. Recipient Narcis Monturiol medal Generalitat de Catalunya, 1993, Salvador Gil award Association Quimics Institute Quimic Sarria, 1971.


Giralt, Francesc was born on September 24, 1948 in Barcelona, Spain. Son of Pere and Antonia (Prat) Giralt.


Eng.B., Institut Quimic Sarria, Barcelona, 1970. Bachelor of Science, Doctor of Science, University Barcelona, 1977. The Master of Applied Science, Doctor of Philosophy, University Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1976.

Diploma of Business and Administration, Institut Catala de Tecnologia, Barcelona, 1991.


Teaching assistant chemical engineering Institute Quimic de Sarria, Barcelona, 1970-1971, University Toronto, 1971-1975. North Atlantic Treaty Organization fellow Institute Mécanique Statistique Turbulence (National Center for Scientific Research), Marseille, France, 1976-1977. Associate professor chemical engineering, chair University Barcelona, Tarragona, 1977-1986, professor, 1986-1992, dean College Chemistry, 1977-1981, chairman chemical engineering department, 1981-1990, head department chemical engineering, since 1996.

Visiting scholar University California, Berkeley, 1993. Professor chemical engineering University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, since 1993, dean engineering, 1992. Visiting professor mechanical engineering University Toronto, 1978, 81, adjunct professor mechanical engineering, 1983-1986.

Director Center for Chemical Technology Transfer, Tarragona, since 1983. Executive board directors Waste Agency of Catalunya, Barcelona, since 1994.


Community educator APQUA-Chemical Education for Public Understanding Program in Spain, Catalunya, since 1988. Director sports and mountaineering Mountaineering Association Tarragona, 1993. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Institute Chemical Engineers, Institut Estudis Catalans, Associacio Enginyers Industrials Catalunya.


  • Other Interests

    Photography, trekking, biking.


Married Magda Medir, July 17, 1971. Children: Laia, Laura.

Pere Giralt

Antonia (Prat) Giralt

Magda Medir

Laia Giralt

Laura Giralt