clausenProf. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Clausen, born 1964 in Düsseldorf, Germany, is Managing Director of the Institute of Transport Logistics at TU Dortmund University and – in joint appointment – also director of the Fraunhofer IML (since 2001) and Chairman of the “Fraunhofer Traffic and Transportation Alliance” (since 2003). He worked in the logistics service industry as European Operations Director at and logistics manager at Deutsche Post DHL. In July 1995 he achieved the title of Dr.-Ing. with his doctoral thesis on transportation network optimisation at TU Dortmund University.

He is member of the board of ECTRI European Conference of Transport Research Institutes, since 2012 (representative of Fraunhofer within ECTRI since 2005). He is Advisory Council member of the Association of German Transportation companies (VDV). He is member of the scientific advisory board of the Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL) e.V. and Chairman of the Scientific Committee of EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr.

He was member of the DFG (German Research Foundation) experts board “System technology” on the subject “Traffic and transportation systems, logistics, quality management” from 2004-2012. From July 2002 till July 2005, Prof. Clausen was dean of the engineering faculty at TU Dortmund University.

His research areas include green logistics, commercial traffic modelling, intermodal transportation, mathematical optimisation, network optimisation and distribution systems.