Valentín Gómez-Jáuregui, born in Santander (Spain) in 1976, is a Civil Engineer by the E.T.S. de Ingenieros de Caminos of Santander (Universidad de Cantabria – Spain) and the Échole de Genie Civil (Université de Liège – Belgium), specializing in Structures and Urban Planning. Afterwards, he continued his education in Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland), achieving an MSc in Architecture. His project for the research thesis was focused on Tensegrity and its application to construction, which is the main subject of his works. In 2015 he obtained the PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of Cantabria and the acreditation as “Profesor Contratado Doctor”.
From 2004 to 2009 he has developed his career in the construction sector, mainly related to R&D in structures, modular buildings, development of new products and patents, etc. Afterwards, he was the manager of a business unit in an Industrial Engineering company. Since 2010, he is an assistant teacher at the University of Cantabria, dealing with courses related to CAD, as well as doing research, as a member of the group EGICAD, about CAD, augmented reality and new configurations of double-layer tensegrity grids. At the same time, he combines this work with the tasks as a member of the of board of Ingeniería Sin Fronteras Cantabria.
He is author of several scientific papers, books, congress communications, patents and software applications. His publications include the books “Tensegrity Structures and their Application to Architecture” and “Tensegridad. Estructuras tensegríticas en Ciencia y Arte” (in Spanish), serving as a guide and reference for anyone interested in the field of Tensegrity.