Griet De Ceuster has
founded Transport & Mobility Leuven in 2002
and is managing director since then.
She is involved in long term forecasts,
cost-benefit analysis of transport infrastructure and
indicators for sustainable mobility. The
past 15 years, she was involved in more than 100 research
programmes and studies across Belgium and Europe. She
is a frequent speaker, reviewer
and expert. Griet De Ceuster is a
MSc in Civil Engineering and specialized in traffic engineering and economics
at the TU Delft and KU Leuven.
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Veerle Vranckx has a Bachelor in
office management, and completed her studies with a
in European management. She also has a certificate of 6
years Spanish obtained at the CLT, Leuven. She started
working at TML after a career of 10 years at IMEC, where she
executed several administrative tasks. At TML, she works as administrative project
coordinator and assures the follow-up of the different
projects. She was also responsible for the website
maintenance and the newsletter until 2017.
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Bregtje Proost has a Master’s degree in translation
English-Russian. She completed her studies with a
postgraduate degree in business economics and – management.
For the past 7 years, Bregtje was responsible for the
communication of the Centre for Language and Education, a
project organisation linked to the KU Leuven. Within this
environment, she played a significant role in the
dissemination of research projects via various on- and
offline information channels. She puts her experience in
knowledge communication further into practice within TML.
accountancy & administration
Rafaël Lefebvre holds a degree in business management and accountancy.
He manages the financial and related administrative activities at TML.
He assures a smooth invoicing process and a correct cost allocation –
including all the financial administration linked to our larger and
more complex European projects. Prior to joining TML, Rafaël worked
as a project leader in IT service management.
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Lars Akkermans holds a Master in Psychology. Lars works as researcher at
TML specialised in modelling human behaviour. His main area of expertise
is the analysis of the mobility and safety effects that result from the
introduction of new technologies and policies. Changes in human behaviour,
and the associated impacts on society and the environment are central in
his work. Past projects include the effects from vehicle technology, road
infrastructure, legislation (both national and European) on mobility, and
as such includes the monetisation of costs and benefits. Before joining TML,
he worked for the Belgian Road Safety Institute and TNO Human Factors as a
researcher, specialised in road safety.
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Tim Breemersch holds a Master in Applied Economics and obtained an additional Master in Environmental Science and Technology. He started his career as a Business analyst for DHL international and joined the team of Transport & Mobility Leuven in 2007. At TML, he specialized in the modelling and economic evaluation of transport and environmental policies. His research is oriented towards energy efficiency and the emissions of passenger and freight transport; both on a regional as well as on an international (European) level. Combining his economic and technical background, Tim has been engaged in projects assessing the impact of policy changes on the competitive position of different transport modes, with a specific focus on road (freight) transport on a macro level. On a micro level, Tim has been involved in several social cost benefit analyses of (transport)infrastructure.
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Kristof Carlier is civil engineer
and is EIR expert for the Flemish Government, assigned to
draw up reports on environmental effects related to mobility. After completing a
project at the KU Leuven, he has worked for TNO
(NL) and MINT as consultant. He is active in the field of
traffic simulation and transport modelling. He cooperated on
numerous projects using microsimulation models, the
macroscopic model OmniTRANS, applications
with the Flemish strategic transport models, and several
freight transport models. He is also
experienced in calculating transport-related emissions
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Ruben Corthout is a civil engineer, specialised in traffic
modelling. He obtained a PhD
in Engineering at the Traffic &
Infrastructure group at the KU Leuven. With an emphasis on intersection modelling and congestion
dynamics, he specialized in traffic simulation
models. He works at TML as a researcher on
regional, European and urban transport
and traffic models, focusing on
the theoretic development as well as the practical
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Hanne De Naegel graduated as a MSc in
Engineering in transport, logistics, and intelligent transportation systems.
For her thesis she investigated the prioritisation of public transport at
intersections controlled by traffic lights.
After her studies she started working at Eurostation on mobility studies for various station projects.
She is experienced in
macroscopic traffic models and the development of transportation simulation
She works at TML as a traffic engineering researcher.
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Eef Delhaye is senior researcher at
TML and specialized at transport
economics. Her main areas of work and responsibilities deal
with Social Cost Benefit Analyses, external costs, traffic
safety, the development of indicators and the effects of (transport) policy on environment
and society. Eef holds a PhD degree of Science in Economics,
obtained at the KU Leuven. During her
PhD she also worked on several European projects.
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Dirk Engels is Master of Science in
Transport Engineering (obtained at the KU Leuven) and is
EIR expert for the
Flemish Government, LNE, in the field ‘Human’, Mobility,
assigned to draw up a report on environmental effects. He
also followed a post graduate course ‘Urbanism and Spatial
Planning’. He worked for 25 years for TRITEL as a project
manager and director. He supports TML as independent
mobility expert with his broad expertise in the design and
management of traffic systems and traffic modelling. He
played an active role in a wide range of studies on urban;
regional and EU level making mobility impact studies and
Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans and designing multi-modal
transport systems. He also participated actively in a large
number of studies on EU level as Evaluation Manager ,
Project manager or supporting expert ( e.g. CHAMP, QUEST,
CIVITAS ELAN, CIVITAS VIVALDI, …).
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Rodric Frederix obtained a Master’s degree in civil
engineering. After his studies, he obtained a PhD in Engineering Sciences
at KU Leuven. During that time, he specialised in the estimation of traffic
demand within large transportation networks. He was also involved in the
development and application of macroscopic traffic models which are used
to map out the traffic flow within cities and regions. In this respect,
he acquired useful experience regarding the functioning of traffic lights
in relation with traffic flow. At TML, Rodric further specialised in the
development of intelligent traffic lights, and supports the Flemish government
and various cities and towns with its implementation in Flanders.
Next to that, he continues to develop macroscopic traffic models for the Flemish region.
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Christophe Heyndrickx is bio engineer in Environmental and Agricultural Economics and holds a Master degree in Advanced Economics.
He specializes in modelling regional and national economic policy, using applied general equilibrium modelling.
In that capacity he was involved in several model development projects; both on a national as well as on a European level.
These projects covered a wide variety of topics, including: cross-border transport project assessment, energy policy, climate change impacts,
urban development, public transport policy and internalization of external costs of transport. Christophe has been project manager of two large-scale EU projects
and several smaller national projects. He’s currently finishing a PhD on urban transport modelling.
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Willem Himpe is a civil engineer, specialized in traffic.
After his studies, he obtained a PhD degree in the
engineering sciences at the KU Leuven. During his research,
he developed dynamic traffic assignment algorithms. He is
competent in the use of innovative data sources, network
analysis techniques and behavioural models. Willem is
currently combining his work at TML with a part time
employment as doctoral assistant at the KU Leuven.
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Sven Maerivoet holds a PhD degree in
traffic engineering. Within TML he is a member of the Data
Enrichment Group. His expertise mainly lies in
transportation planning models, traffic flow theory, giving
courses and lectures, numerical and statistical analysis of
various big data, travel time loss functions, multi-agent
systems, sustainability effects in cities, external costs of
road congestion, the related parking problems and innovative
technological solutions, intelligent transportation systems
(ITS), road user charging, autonomous vehicles, Open Data,
Mobility-as-a-Service, and Smart Cities. He is also an
active member of several working groups in the ITS Belgium
organisation, former member of the advisory council of the
Flemish Institute for Mobility (VIM), and regular reviewer
for various scientific journals en conferences.
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Inge Mayeres has a PhD in economics (KU Leuven).
She worked at VITO and at the Belgian Federal Planning Bureau.
Before that she was a postdoctoral researcher of the Fund of
Scientific Research Flanders and did research at the Centre for
Economic Studies of the KU Leuven. During her career she has made economic
evaluations of various aspects of transport policy. For example she
analysed innovative transport pricing systems such as road pricing,
the reform of car taxation, the effects of environmentally harmful transport
subsidies, the international benchmarking of local public transport, the service
quality at public transport nodes and the interaction between transport and
spatial policy. In addition, she has expertise in European transport policy,
the development of long term transport outlooks and the determinants of the
external costs of transport.
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Péter I. Pápics has a PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics (KU Leuven), and
a ten-year experience in academic research (including a postdoctoral position
funded by the FWO) with over 50 well-cited publications in international
peer-reviewed journals. His work - involving the analysis, interpretation,
and modelling of large data sets - has contributed to a better understanding
of the internal structure of massive stars, and the physical processes that
govern their lives. He joined TML in 2018 looking for a new challenge where
he can apply his expertise and grow further in a field that is directly relevant
for both our society and our environment. His first objective is evaluating
strategies that cities could follow to minimise harmful transport-related
emissions using complex quantitative models (as part of the CLAiR-City project)..
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Prof. Stef Proost works as independent economic expert
for TML. He holds a licentiate and Master in Economics, as well as a PhD
in Economics. Stef is full professor of Economics at the KU Leuven and
teaches transport, energy and environment economics at the Faculty of
Economics and Business and at the Engineering Faculty. His areas of
expertise are economic analysis of energy, environment, transport, public
economy problems using quantitative approaches including the multi-level government dimension.
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Gitte Van Den Bergh graduated with a degree
in Physics and also obtained a degree in Additional studies
in Informatics. After her studies she joined TRITEL (later
Tractebel Engineering), where she specialised in the use and
development of macroscopic traffic models. She also
contributed to the development of various urban models, the
modelling of port-related traffic flows and the simulation
of parking behaviour. Currently she works at TML as a
researcher in traffic and transport models.
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Jeroen Vanbiervliet is a bio science engineer graduated in
biosystems. He learned to model (biological) processes
quantitatively and analyse the results of those models.
After his studies he started at TML as a junior researcher
supporting senior researchers with a focus on the
theoretical development and practical application of traffic
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Sebastian Vanderlinden graduated with a degree in economics
at the KU Leuven and completed graduate studies in
Louvain-la-Neuve. After having worked as a research
assistant at the faculty of economics of the KU Leuven and
as a macro-economic analyst at the Belgian export credit
agency, he joined TML as a junior researcher in 2017.
Sebastian is particularly interested in issues related to
sustainable mobility policies.
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Kris Vanherle is a biochemical engineer and holds a Master degree in Environmental Sciences. He is a Senior Researcher at TML focusing on the impact assessment of transport policies. He has broad expertise with particular focus on transport emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants and has managed several studies for European national governments on behalf of TML. A key research field in which Kris is active, is the quantification of emissions by various transport modes and the assessment of policy measures on transport emissions. To this end, he developed and managed various emission models (e.g. EMMOSS, TREMOVE, and MOVEET). Kris is regularly involved in impact analyses of various measures to reduce the environmental impact of transport (e.g. eco-taxation, CO2 standards, subsidies for new green technologies, scrappage schemes, and electric vehicle incentives) using quantitative models. He is also in charge of TML’s in-house modelling assessment tools, keeping them up to date with the latest developments in the market.
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Filip Vanhove is Master in Civil
Engineering. In his Master’s thesis, an analysis was made of
the Parkpoort crossroads using the micro simulation model
Aimsun2. Later on, he completed a number of projects using
Paramics, including the analysis of dynamic traffic
management. He also has experience with macroscopic traffic
models, amongst others for the computation of emissions of
air pollutants and for noise calculations. Through the
development and compilation of statistics, he gained a
thorough knowledge of the traffic situation on the Belgian
motorway network and learned how to handle large amounts of
data. Recently he is mainly working on emission modelling of
road traffic, inland shipping, maritime transport, rail and aviation.
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Bruno Van Zeebroeck is coordinating transport and mobility projects for
regional, federal, national and European public authorities for more
than 10 years. His projects concern emission and external costs calculations,
welfare impacts, social cost benefit analysis, electric mobility… He is
particularly interested in the high societal benefits for our mobility system
of active mobility (like cycling) and light electric vehicles (like pedelecs).
He obtained a Master’s degree in Business Engineering, completed his studies with
a “diplôme en affaires publiques” at the UCL in Louvain-La-Neuve and took courses
in traffic science, environmental and transportation economics. Before joining TML,
he worked within the Belgian Federal Planning Bureau at the establishment of green
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