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Prof. Ullrich Martin

Area of Research: Railroading
Thematic Priority: Transport systems design, Infrastructure investments, Capacity research, Safety systems in public transport, Railway operation,Construction of tracks, Aviation

Field of Work

  • Total economic evaluation and assessment of traffic route investments
  • Economic investigations of infrastructure, vehicle operation (follow-up cost calculation included)
  • Capacity assessment and investigations concerning rail and air transport facilities
  • Operational planning and scheduling in public transport
  • Model and software development for planning, evaluation and operational control systems
  • Conceptual planning of routes, stations and lines
  • Conception of traffic guidance and safety technologies for rail and public transport
Testing stating at the Institute of Railway and Transportation Engineering.

Personal Information

The rail transport expert Prof. Ullrich Martin was born in Merseburg in 1963. He studied transport engineering in Dresden and finished his PhD studies at the TU Braunschweig in 1995. Until 1998, Martin worked for the Ingenieurgesellschaft für Projektmanagement (engineering association for project management) in Braunschweig. After that, he became chair of the department transport construction and transport systems technology at the University of Leipzig. In 2001 he was appointed a professorship in the field of railways and local public transport and became head of the Institute of Railway and Transportation Engineering at the University of Stuttgart. Since 2004 Martin is a corresponding member of the Saxon Academy of Science, technical science class. In 2014 the national accreditation body for the Federal Republic of Germany nominated Martin as domain expert in the field of rail transport.


Prof. Ullrich Martin
University of Stuttgart
Institute of Railway and Transportation Engineering (IEV)
Tel.: +49 711/ 685-66367

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