José Calavera Ruiz resigned as Fundación Juanelo Turriano trustee in December 2018.
At a luncheon held as a tribute to Professor Calavera on 21 February, he was appointed honorary trustee.
José Calavera Ruiz served as full professor at the Madrid School of Civil Engineers, Technical University of Madrid and founded the Instituto Técnico de Materiales y Construcciones (INTEMAC), of which he is presently Honorary President.
Among other distinctions, he was awarded the National Civil Engineering Prize in 2014, the International Association of Bridges and Structural Engineering’s (IABSE) International Award of Merit in Structural Engineering in 2015 and an honorary doctorate from the University of Cantabria in 2016.
Member of a host of national and foreign professional associations, he has authored any number of monographs and articles and supervised 28 doctor’s theses.