Mr. Enrique Castillo Ron

Medalla nº XXXI
Académico constituyente


PhD in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (1973, Extraordinary Prize), Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University (USA, 1972) and Bachelor of Mathematics from the Complutense University of Madrid (1974).


At the University of Cantabria he has been Vice-Rector, Deputy Director of the School of Civil Engineeris and Director of the Department of Applied Mathematics.


He has worked in Bridge design in the Office of Professor Florencio del Pozo in Intecsa in the design and calculation of foundations, in the Transport and Soil Mechanics Laboratory, in geotechnical reports and in Steel Beton software development of design, calculation and fabrication of structures. He has participated as a consultant in different computer, statistical and engineering projects. He has been Visiting Professor at several universities in the United Kingdom, Hungary, Switzerland, the United States, Hong Kong, China and Latin America, as well as visited and given lectures at more than 30 foreign universities. He is the creator and Director of several Doctorate and Master's programs in "Informatics and Computing" that the Universities of Cantabria and Castilla-La Mancha teach in Latin America and founder of the "Computer Classroom" that exists in the "El Dueso" Penitentiary Center in Santoña (Cantabria). He has participated in the first probabilistic safety analysis of a Spanish nuclear power plant and of railways and roads, having developed original methods for this purpose, recognized with the Hojjat Adeli Award for Innovation in Computing.


He is the author of some 500 publications, including 14 books in English (published by Wiley (3), Springer Verlag (6), Academic Press (1), Marcel Dekker (1), Kluwer (1) and Elsevier (2)), 17 books in Spanish, articles in more than 100 different scientific journals, publications in congresses, and teaching publications.


He has directed 42 doctoral theses, all of them with "Cum Laude" qualification. Twenty-one of his doctoral students are University Professors. He has worked on 34 research projects funded by various public and private entities.

He is or has been a member of several foreign associations, such as the American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, etc. and Spanish, such as the Spanish Society of Soil Mechanics, the Spanish Society of Numerical Methods in Engineering or the Spanish Society of Statistics and Operational Research. He has been an associate or guest editor and referee in more than 30 Spanish and foreign journals. He has received several scholarships from the Ministry of Education and Science for the training of Research and Teaching Staff and for the Training of Teachers in Technological Matters, a Research Assistanship from Northwestern University, as well as numerous awards such as the Leonardo Torres Quevedo National Research Award, Talgo Award for Technological Innovation, Research Award from the Social Council of the University of Cantabria "Juan María Parés”, Guerra Rubio Award, Second Prize to the National End of Career Award, Victor of Bronze to Professional Merit, Entrecanales Prize, Extraordinary Doctorate Award and Estrela Project Prize, Figure in the Illustrious People's Book " of the Polytechnical University of Madrid and the Hall of Fame of the Higher Technical School of Civil Engineers of Madrid, Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Oviedo, University of Castilla-La Mancha, and the Catholic University of Valparaíso. and he has been awarded the medals of the Universities of Castilla-La Mancha and Cantabria. Spaniard with higher index h in the area of Probability and Statistics and the second in Civil Engineering. He is a Member of the Spanish Royal Academies of Engineering and of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences.