Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Michael Schultz

has held the professorship of Air Traffic Concepts at the Department of Aerospace Engineering since March 2022.

Prof. Schultz studied business and engineering at TU Dresden (2002), focusing on finance/public finance and production as well as on mechanical engineering and aviation. The complex passenger-specific behavior inside airports was the subject of his dissertation (2010). With his habilitation (2019), he investigated automated process flows in aircraft ground operations, designing a digitally connected aircraft cabin and developing dynamically adaptive process designs.

He was a research associate at the Institute of Logistics and Aviation at TU Dresden before becoming head of the Air Transportation Department at the Institute of Flight Guidance of at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Braunschweig from 2014 to 2019. Prof. Schultz returned to TU Dresden as a senior research associate in 2019 and has since also been a visiting researcher at the Air Traffic Management Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He is a member of the editorial board of Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies and editor-in-chief of the Air Traffic and Transportation section of Aerospace.

Prof. Schultz represents the field of air traffic concepts in research and teaching at the Department of Aerospace Engineering. His research interests include data-driven and model-based approaches to improve (air) transportation, flow-centric airspace management, performance-based airport operations, traffic and process automation, digitalization, expansion of urban transportation systems into the airspace, and advanced concepts for intermodal future (air) traffic management.


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