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+34 93 413 76 67  /  +34 93 401 74 03




Edifici C3, S-120

Campus Nord UPC


C/Gran Capità, s/n Campus Nord UPC, Edificio C1

08034, Barcelona, Barcelona, España

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RTD Group

CENIT Group for Innovation in Multimodal Transport

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Research Engineer

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CV He is an internationally recognized researcher in the field of Transport Economics and Infrastructure Financing and counts on more than 21 years’ work experience in industry and academics. Industry experience of around 14 years has been in the fields of transport, investment analysis, territorial planning, urban development and transport infrastructure construction as in-site engineer, project director and strategic consultant for the public sector, in sales, marketing, product management, SBU Head & CEO positions. Academic and research positions have been with the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona (Spain), the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg, the Center of Innovation for Transport (CENIT). He currently works for the International Center of Numerical Methods for Engineering (CIMNE), in Barcelona (Spain). Penyalver has developed a new appraisal model (IREM) that allows processing comprehensively social, economic and financial inputs and provides objective-metrics on the Value for Money (VfM), the Value for People (VfP) and the Value for the Future (VfF) of PPP deals. He studied International DPhil in Transport Economics (Technical University of Catalonia, 2019), MSc. in Transport (University Alfonso X El Sabio, 2013), MEng. in Civil and Environment Engineering (University Alfonso X El Sabio, 2004), BSc. in Public Construction Works (Technical University of Alicante, 1999). Penyalver has published multiple studies and academic papers in top peer-reviewed journals of international scope.