Alejandro Tirachini is Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at University of Twente. He is also Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Universidad de Chile and has been Humboldt Fellow at the Technical University of Munich (2019-2020). His research interests cover several topics in traffic engineering, transport planning and transport economics, including the design, planning and optimisation of public transport systems, the sustainability, regulation and travel behaviour effects of emerging mobility technologies, and the analysis and modelling of transport externalities. He has worked on transport research projects in Chile, Australia, Singapore, Germany and the Netherlands.
He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Public Transportation, Academic Editor of the Journal of Advanced Transportation and co-editor of the Handbook on Transport Pricing and Financing (Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming in 2023). He has given more than 50 seminars at universities and presentations at international conferences in several countries in South America, North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.
In Chile he has been invited several times as specialist to give presentations to the Transport Commission of the Lower House and the Senate, over bills under discussion concerning public transport subsidies, ride-hailing platforms, traffic safety and fare evasion in public transport. He has served in the Experts Panel of Chile’s Ministry of Social Development, for the analysis of improvements to the methodology of cost-benefit assessment for transport projects, in the Experts Panel of the Ministry of Transport to improve the understanding of fare evasion in Santiago’s public transport and in the Experts Panel of the government’s MAPS Initiative (Mitigation of Climate Change and Low Carbon Development). He currently collaborates with the Division of Regional Public Transport (DTPR Chile).
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Universidad de Chile (2005)
Master of Science in Transport Engineering, Universidad de Chile (2007)
PhD, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, The University of Sydney (2012)