Rosa Cervera, Ph D. Architect, is a professor at the University of Alcalá and director of the University Master's Degree in Advanced Architecture and City Projects. She is the former dean of the School of Architecture of the University of Alcalá. She is a founding member and president of Cátedra China since December 2019.
As an architect, she has won various international architecture competitions, including Complex of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Spain; Feng Cheng Administrative Center, Shanghai (China); Education Center, Feng Cheng; National Water Museum in Hangzhou (2nd prize international competition); Xixi Hotel in Hangzhou; Tai Da Plaza in Chengdu (1st prize); Bridge over the Haihe River in Tianjin (3rd prize), as well as the Bionic Tower Vertical Garden City, a mega-bio-structure designed to contain a city in a new proposal for vertical urbanism.
She is also a researcher of architecture and urban planning in China, directing doctoral theses and having written several articles on the subject. She is the author of various writings and books on architecture, including "Bionics, Biomimicry and Architecture" (2019); “Space and Time in Architectural Composition” (2018); Recycling Mumbai: Re-envisioning the slum” (2012). “Madrid, Recycled City” (2011), “Iron in the Madrid architecture of the 19th century” (2006).