Artigas i Teixidor finished his studies in 1870 and started his work in various different forested areas and in the Forest Engineering School, where he was appointed professor. Later in life he was appointed to the Forest Advisory Board, the highest governing body of forestry. Artigas i Teixidor is considered a pioneer in the development of treaties on Mediterranean silviculture, and specifically his treaty on cork and the cork industry which has been used by countless students and other people interested in the topic.
He studied the problems in some textile fibres and in 1913 he invented a machine for making cotton fibres that was a revolution in the cotton industry.
He undertook various studies of the cells of different types of wood and established new analytical procedures to determine a species through studying its wood. He published various studies on the topic which were considered innovative writings in the area of vegetal histology, something for which he was recognised by the Nobel prize winner Ramón y Cajal.
He was Professor of mathematical analysis at the Escola d’Enginyers Industrials de Barcelona, where he was also the director from 1913 to 1932.
Urban engineer. He started his studies of Latin and Philosophy in Vic, and then he studied Mathematics and Architecture in Barcelona. In 1836 he moved to Madrid, where he joined the school of engineers and got his title in 1841.
Professor of calculus in the engineer school of Barcelona since 1891. In 1909 he became Professor of mathematics. In some of his works he tried to find a relation between mathematics and music.
He was born in Torroella de Montgrí on December 1, 1812, the son of Jaume Giró and Úrsula Aranols. The couple lived in Torroella, where their father worked as a tailor, and later the whole family moved to Figueres, their mother’s hometown, where Andreu studied primary and secondary education.
He studied in the Junta de Comercio and he was one of the members of the first industrial engineers promotion.
Public awareness of the importance of forests in land preservation hugely increased thanks to his efforts, which he did by writing a number of articles, most importantly, an article published in La Vanguardia in 1898 (‘Patriotism and the Tree’). A year later, the first festival of the tree in Barcelona was celebrated in 1899 thanks to his initiative, then consolidated by royal decree in 1915 when it Arbour Day was established as a compulsory celebration in Spain.
Engineer and professor of electrical engineering at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). A beloved professor, a renowned engineer and a respected academic figure, Enric Ras i Oliva led engineering beyond where it seemed possible to when he began to practice it, amidst the Spanish Civil War. Involved not only in his work, but in the development and the future of engineering in Catalonia, he also managed to emphasize the importance of the social and ecological responsibility it entailed.
He participated in huge public works in South America. During excavations for this public works, he found bones greater than normal ones.
He studied in Charlottenburg (Berlin), Barcelona and Madrid. He got his Ph.D. degree in physics and he was teacher at the universities of Zaragoza, Barcelona and Madrid. He specialised in physics-mathematics sciences and published several essays about these matters including “Emisión de radiaciones por cuerpos fijos o en movimiento”, read in the Acadèmia de Ciències i Arts de Barcelona in 1909. He published some works in “Revista de la Academia de Ciencias”, Madrid, and in the bulletin of Institut de Ciències de Barcelona.
Mine engineer and geologist. He worked in the mines of Linares (Andalucía) and Almadén (Castilla la Nueva). In 1881 he was the engineer boss of the mines from Girona and in 1883 he was the director of the mine section at the Societat del Ferrocarril i Mines de Sant Joan de les Abadesses.
After finishing his studies in 1865 he travelled to the Philippines to work as a forest inspector. In 1871 and 1876 he created the Commission of Flora and Forestry Statistics, of which he was named the head whilst also working as the director of the Botanic Gardens of Manila (1878-1889). He was an eminent botanist and wrote various pieces of work about the flora of the Philippineswhich contrasted with collections around the rest of the world.
He joined at the faculty in 1934 and worked in the service of the Republican government between 1931 and 1939 as the head of the Girona Forestry Services Office, and as professor of silviculture and topography illustrator at the Barcelona School of Agricultural Engineering. Living through the Spanish civil war he was appointed to the Barcelona Provincial Council and the Pyrenees Hydrographic Confederation in 1958.