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Engineering educator

Luis C. Puigjaner, Spanish Engineering educator. Recipient Fulbright Top Student scholarship, 1966, Distinguished Professor award Higher School Industrial Engineering, 1994, Technology Innovation Rhône-Poulenc award, 1994, Narcis Monturiol Special award, 1995, Gaspar de Portola award, 1996, Esprit-Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Technology Innovation award, 1997; Economics scholar Rotary Club, 1966.


Puigjaner, Luis C. was born on June 1, 1935 in Barcelona. Son of Luis and Carolina (Corbella) Puigjaner.


Bachelor of Science, University Polytechnic Barcelona, 1965. Master of Science, University Houston, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, University Polytechnic Madrid, 1968.

Master of Arts, University Barcelona, 1971.


Research associate National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, 1966. Assistant professor University Polytechnic Catalunya, Barcelona, 1967-1974, associate professor, 1974-1977, professor, since 1977, assistant dean graduate school, 1982-1984, department head, 1988-1994, director Environmental Center Laboratory, since 1989, member governor's board, 1990—1994. Research associate Higher Council of Scientific Research, Barcelona, 1972-1986.

Visiting professor Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, 1978-1987. Visiting scientist Stanford (California) University, 1973, Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg, 1972, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1971, King's College, London, 1971. Vice director research Institute Petrolquimica Aplicada, Barcelona, 1980-1989, Doctor of Philosophy thesis supervisor.

Science leader, coordinator 35 Research and Development European Commission projects (Joule, Brite, Intellectual Property Multimedia Subsystem, ECSC, APAS, Growth and Esprit programmes). Lecturer North Atlantic Treaty Organization-Applied Science International, 1992. Aherne memorial lecturer Cork Technology College, 1991.

European Commission expert, 1988, 96, 97, 98, 99, 2000. Expert, evaluator over 30 projects. Academician International Informatization Academy and Social Council United Nations, 1995.

Session chairman 70 international meetings in chemical engineering.


President Fulbright-Hayes National Commission, Spain, 1970-1988. Member economic and social council United Nations, 1995. Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, American Statistical Society, American Chemical Society, European Federation Chemical Engineers (national delegate since 1982, board directors since 1982), New York Academy of Sciences, Higher School Industrial Engineering (Outstanding Member plaque 1994), International Information Academy (academician), Eta Kappa Nu (honorary society, since 1966).


Luis Puigjaner

Carolina (Corbella) Puigjaner