Vice-rector for Transfer, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Climent Molins Borrell


Climent Molins Borrell

Climent Molins has a degree in Civil Engineering (1991), which he took at the Barcelona School of Civil Engineering (ETSECCPB), and a doctoral degree in Civil Engineering (1996), for which he received a Special Doctoral Award from the UPC. He was active professionally in the field of structural engineering from 1996 to 2004, when he began working full-time at the Department of Construction Engineering, currently the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is now a full professor affiliated with the ETSECCPB. He has also been affiliated with the Castelldefels School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering (EETAC).

As a researcher he is part of the Analysis and Technology of Structures and Materials (ATEM) research group, of which he is the coordinator. He has authored or co-authored over 50 publications in indexed journals and more than 150 conference papers. He has supervised 12 doctoral theses and is the inventor of five patents. He has been the principal investigator (PI) in national and European competitive projects. He is currently the PI at the UPC of the CoReWind project, in the European Union’s H2020 programme. In 2012 he became the David Parkin Visiting Professor at the University of Bath (United Kingdom).

He is an associate editor of the Materials and Structures journal and a member of various scientific and technical associations, such as the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) and the International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (RILEM).

In the area of management, he was the academic secretary of the ETSECCPB (2007-2012 and 2016-2020), the assistant director of Institutional Relations at the Barcelona School of Civil Engineering (2012-2016) and the coordinator of the Structural Technology, Materials and Construction section of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (2016-2021).


  • Technology and knowledge transfer policy.
  • Promotion of industrial doctorates (in coordination with the vice-rector for Research).
  • Associated research entities (except CERCA centres) and technology transfer.
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation, licences and patents.
  • Relations with companies and technology centres.
  • Enterprise chairs, UNESCO chairs, etc.
  • CIT-UPC.
  • Parc UPC facilities policy.