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educator , Civil engineer

Juan Enrique Dapena, Spanish civil engineer, educator. Achievements include research on characteristics and weathering of rock materials, characteristics of light materials for fills, characteristics of special soils for foundations, soils and rock materials for use in rock fill dams; designer foundations on special soils in Spain and other countries; designer Standard Review Plan for Geotechnical Aspects of Ascó Nuclear Plant.

Background

Dapena, Juan Enrique was born on October 6, 1945 in Betanzos, La Coruna, Spain. Son of Tomás Dapena and Encarnación García.

Education

Certified civil engineering, Polytechnic University Madrid, 1970. Degree in Business Administration, Comillas University, Madrid, 1976. Doctor of Civil Engineering cum laude, Polytechnic University Madrid, 1980.

Career

Civil engineer Construcciones Civiles, La Coruña, 1971, Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Publicas, Madrid, 1972-1983, department head, 1984-1989, technical coordinator, since 1990. Chairman, director materials department Polytechnic University Madrid, since 1989. Professor Polytechnic University Madrid, since 1989.

Project manager, research manager Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Publicas, Madrid, since 1980, research analyst, 1972-1980.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research on characteristics and weathering of rock materials, characteristics of light materials for fills, characteristics of special soils for foundations, soils and rock materials for use in rock fill dams. Designer foundations on special soils in Spain and other countries. Designer Standard Review Plan for Geotechnical Aspects of Ascó Nuclear Plant.

Membership

General manager Geotechnical National Congress, Valencia, Barcelona, Santander, Zaragoza, Torremolinos, Spanish Society Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Madrid, 1989-2004. Co=general manager International Symposium of Young Geotechnical Engineers from Europe, International Society Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Cambridge, England, 1998. Co-general manager XIV European Conference Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Madrid, 2007, council representative Civil Engineer Professional Organization, Madrid, 1979-1988.

Fellow: Spanish Society for Standards (president technical committee TC146, AGGREGATES). Member: Permanent International Association Rds. Congresses (technical committee 12 1997), Spanish Society Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (secretary 1990), International Association Engineering Geology (commission 10 1988), International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (technical committee 20 since 1993).

Connections

Married Jacqueline Cherry, July 31, 1982. Children: Paulina Dapena Cherry, Patricia Dapena Cherry.

father:
Tomás Dapena

mother:
Encarnación García

spouse:
Jacqueline Cherry

child:
Paulina Dapena Cherry Dapena

child:
Patricia Dapena Cherry Dapena