Field of Work
The Chair for Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering focuses on the multi-modal planning and control of the transport supply, i.e. the networks of road, rail, water and air transport as well as the means of transport that use them. The research activities cover methods for recording and analysing mobility behaviour (how often, how far, with which means of transport and for what purpose do people move?) and the traffic states in the network (loss of time due to congestion or disruptions), the development and application of travel demand models, methods for planning and evaluating road and public transport networks, and the impacts of automated vehicles and new mobility services.
After studying civil engineering Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Friedrich (born 1963 in Munich) received his PhD from the Technical University Munich in 1994. From 1995 to 2003, Mr. Friedrich was in charge of the business unit Transport Planning Systems at the PTV AG in Karlsruhe. Since 2003 he is heading the Chair for Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering at the University of Stuttgart.
Prof. Friedrich is a member of the scientific advisory board at the Federal Ministry of Transport and a member of the Research Association for Roads and Traffic. Here he heads the working committee Network Design and the working group Decision and Optimization Methods.
Prof. Friedrich received the BMW Scientific Award in 1995 for his doctorate and in 2006 the Feuchtinger-Wehner-Prize of the Research Association for Roads and Traffic. His teaching was awarded the Ars legendi Faculty Prize for excellent university teaching in the engineering sciences in 2014.