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  • Dr. Ingeniero Industrial
    D. Mecánica de los Medios Cont. y T.E. U. Politécnica de Valencia (23/04/2002)
  • Ingeniero Industrial
    E.T.S.I. Industriales. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (30/10/1997)

Salvador Ivorra Chorro is a university professor in the area of Continuum Mechanics and Structure Theory at the University of Alicante's Department of Civil Engineering, is a researcher responsible for the research group in structure essay, simulation and modelling. He holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and University Specialist in Occupational Risk Prevention by the same university. 

His research activity has been focused on the dynamic behaviour of structures and structural reinforcement, and he has devoted an important part of his research to the structures belonging to the historical heritage.

As of November 2021, he has authored 81 scientific articles, 62 of them in JCR-indexed journals, more than 120 papers in congresses, and has directed 17 doctoral theses. He has participated in 29 competitive research projects, 17 as senior researcher, and in more than 200 research and technical assistance contracts with public agencies and private companies. He has been responsible for the coordination of a project financed with €2,000,000 from FEDER funds for the construction of the University of Alicante’s Civil Engineering research laboratory. He is co-inventor of two patents.

According to the Scopus bibliometric analysis between 2002 and 2021, his h index is 26; he is co-author of 149 documents.

He was a lecturer at the Polytechnic University of Valencia's Technical School of Industrial Engineering (1997-2005), where he was secretary of the Department of Continuum Mechanics and Structure Theory (2002-2005). He has been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Bristol (UK) since 2012 and a visiting lecturer at the Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy) in different periods in 2016 and 2017.

At the University of Alicante, he has been deputy director of Civil Engineering from 2006 to 2013. In this period, he was responsible for implementing the new Undergraduate Degree in Civil Engineering and the Master's Degree in Civil Engineering: Roads, Channels and Ports. He has been Deputy Director of the Department of Civil Engineering 2016-2019 and Director in 2019-2020. Between January 2017 and July 2018 he was the Manager of the State R&D Plan in the Construction area in the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. Since July 2018 and October 2021 he was the Coordinator of the Subarea of Civil Engineering and Architecture at the State Research Agency.

He was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award by the University of Alicante Social Council in 2010. In 2015, the Kiss Bridge pedestrian footbridge in Pilar de la Horadada (Alicante), which he co-designed, was nominated by the FIB as one of the best concrete works in 2009-2014. In 2002 he co-designed the Polytechnic Tower in Valencia, the highest tower which was completely FRP-developed in Europe in this period. In 2019 he received the prize of the Association of Structural Consultants for the intervention project in the "La Paz" masonry chimney.  In 2019 he received the Outstanding or Productive Young Researcher Award from the Latin American Association for Quality Control, Pathology and Construction Recovery (Alconpat).