Real Academia de Ingenieria (Spain) (RAI)
On 27th February 2020, in a commemorative ceremony, the medal and title as corresponding academician was awarded to the Hon. Mr Javier Jiménez Espriú. The laudation of the new academician was delivered by the Academic Member the Hon. Mr Aníbal R. Figueiras Vidal.
In his lecture, The miscegenation of our engineering and the ethical clash of the 21st century, the new corresponding academician, after thanking the RAI for the distinction received, which allows to strengthen bonds between Spanish and Mexican engineering, went on to make a brief tour of Mexican engineering throughout its wide and long tradition and its encounter with that which arrived from the Iberian Peninsula in different times in history.
He pointed out as extraordinary works, housing, hydraulic, roads, the study of astronomy, and other works made to practice sports, which today remain the admiration of locals and strangers for their geometric and mathematical perfection, use of materials, construction techniques and inventiveness and art.