international association for shell and spatial structures


(1966- )
President 2021-
Pioneers' Award laureate 2021

Carlos Lázaro, elected IASS President in 2021, has been a member of the Association since 1999 and has served as Vice President from 2011 until 2021. He is the chair of the IASS Technical Activities Committee (2012-), and a co-chair of IASS Working Group 13 on Computational Methods. Lázaro was co-chair of the IASS 50th and 60th IASS Jubilee Symposia of 2009 (Valencia, Spain) and 2019 (Barcelona, Spain).

Dr. Lázaro is an Associate Professor of Structural Mechanics and Engineering at the Civil Engineering School of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain). He is a registered professional engineer and combines his research activity with the professional practice. He has worked in the field of lightweight and flexible structures, re-cycled concrete technology and computational mechanics, and has carried out designs of fibre-reinforced concrete shells, steel spatial structures, movable structures for solar energy generation, towers and bridges.

He is currently leading and participating in research and technology transfer projects on bending-active lightweight GFRP and UHPFRC footbridges, optimisation of composite bridges, design of Hyperloop viaducts, and vibration mitigation in long-span bridges. Dr. Lázaro has authored or co-authored over 70 publications and is a member of the editorial committee of the Journal of the IASS and the International Journal of Space Structures. He received the Pioneers' Award of the University of Surrey in 2021.

Photo credit: Carlos Lázaro

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