Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Leonhardt

has been appointed Professor of Transportation Infrastructure and Traffic Engineering at the Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences in October 2021.

Prof. Leonhardt studied civil engineering at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the City College of New York, specializing in transport planning, traffic engineering and road and railway construction. After having graduated, he worked as a research associate at the Chair of Traffic Engineering and Control at TUM and received his doctoral degree in the field of traffic state prediction with pattern recognition methods. Afterwards, he took over the management of the research group "Transport Modeling" at the chair.

In 2010, Mr. Leonhardt moved to the industry and the PTV Group, where he was responsible for the product management of multimodal traffic flow simulation software. In 2015, he was appointed Professor of Transportation Engineering at Erfurt University of Applied Sciences and in 2016 at Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin. He is a member of committees of the Road and Transportation Research Association (FGSV) and author or co-author of scientific contributions published at international conferences as well as in professional journals.

Prof. Leonhardt will cover the areas of traffic engineering as well as planning, construction, operation and maintenance of transport infrastructure in research and teaching at the Institute of Transport and Spatial Planning. His research focuses on the dimensioning of road traffic facilities, microscopic traffic flow simulation, the analysis of transport related data with data mining methods, and the development of new methods for traffic control and management.


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