Dr. J.M. (Jaap) Vleugel


Education and non-TUD years
Jaap studied general economics (macro- and micro-economics) and business IT at the Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences of the Free University in Amsterdam. His (Drs.) thesis dealt with road pricing. He was invited as junior researcher at the Economic and Social Institute (ESI)/Dpt. of Spatial Economics while working on his internship project for the OECD. He mastered project management in many externally financed spatial- & transport(-economic) projects.

Then he spent a few years in various jobs: A logistic simulation software start-up, transport- (freight) and environmental consultancy (nature finance, impact studies).

PhD thesis
Jaap started his PhD project (Transport and Land-use scenarios, 2000), content-wise unrelated to his full-time jobs, just before he left Free University. He continued as an external candidate in his free time. It was a pleasant distraction.

TU Delft research - OTB years (2001-2011)
He worked at TU Delft's (former) OTB Research Institute in the Freight Transport section as project leader in projects in railways and city logistics. It was an enriching and stimulating experience to work in a dedicated research environment. Business-like, short lines, hence fast decision-making and very professionally managed.

TU Delft education - CiTG & TIL (2011-202x)
Jaap gradually became involved in education. His extensive research and management experience guide him in learning students what (not) to apply from their earlier courses and successfully manage their projects. The design and thesis projects meet academic standards while the developed (technical) tools and provided recommendations lend themselves for (direct) implementation.


Team player & one-man army, multi-lingual. As a proponent of interdisciplinary work, I do not believe in the partial 'solutions' offered by so-called experts. A professional should be a multi-specialisat, mastering a few fields at a good level.
We unfortunately live in a society where convincing leadership is rather scarce. This amplifies the many uncertainties we already experience. It is good to know that there are still people around who have the brains, range, perseverance and integrity to help their customers (students in particular) to reach a new level in self-confidence and maturity. Work with me and you won't hear the usual 'not possible', 'too complex'. Send an invite to explore mutual interests. Stay healthy!

Civil Engineering & Geosciences (CiTG)

  • PDEng CEE5007 Civil and Environmental Engineering: Lecturer & coordinator in module 3 (CBA) & module 4 (Business case) (2021-)
  • Minor CT-MI-186-21 Integrated Infrastructure Design (IID):
    • CT3200 Infrastructure Planning & Governance: Coordinator (2021-)
    • CT3201 Interdisciplinary & Collaborative Design Project: Invited expert (2015-)
  • Internship CIE4040-09: Advisor for MSc TIL students

Interfaculty MSc TIL

3mE M&TT/MME (invited)

  • ME54035 Thesis: Graduation committee member

Architecture (invited expert)

  • AR0109 City of Innovations Project
  • AR3CS021 Seminar Cross Domain City
  • AR3CS100 Graduation Studio Cross Domain City of the Future
Topic Period Ready Active Prepare
TIL5050   2013+ 120    
TIL5060 2012+ 41 10 3
3mE 2010+ 30    

History / occasionally

Civil Engineering & Geosciences

  • BSc CT3366 (CT-MI127 Minor TIL) Economie van Transport en Externe Effecten: Coordinator, lecturer/supervisor (2015-20)
  • CIE4040-09 Internships: Supervisor, content advisor (2015-2020)
  • CTB3000-16 BEP (2013-19, 2020-21)
  • BSc BJ-TU: Supervisor (2021)

MSc Transport Infrastructure & Logistics

  • TIL5060 Thesis: Graduation coordinator (2018-2021)

Other education

  • CME MSc thesis: Supervisor (2014)
  • IDE MSc thesis: Expert/advisor (2019)
  • BSc / MSc / PhD Thesis at other universities: Advisor


MSc TIL5060 thesis > Sustainability

Stefan van Lier, Optimizing solid waste management in theme parks, A case study at Efteling, Delft, 04-11-2020.

Max Buirma, Ship based carbon capture storage and utilisation, A roadmap towards implementation for large LNG powered offshore vessels, study for Heerema Contractors, Delft, 29-10-2020.

Jacob Thijssen, How can financiers improve the carbon efficienty of their shipping portfolios. Case study at NIBC Bank, Delft, 31-11-2019.

Thomas Mulder, How to increase local value added and make the supply chain of cashew nuts more sustainable, study for TDG, Delft, 11-07-2019.

Ilias Bouhannouche, Evaluating the operational and financial feasibility of battery-electric AGVs at brownfield container terminals, study for ECT, Delft, 07-02-2019.

Dioeke Tromp, Airside vehicles: Roads to CO2 reduction The design of an Emission-Prediction-Decision Model (EPDM), Delft, 12-11-2018.

Hadassa Stevens, Towards an adequate methodology for GHG emissions accounting in logistics, A case study at Heineken, Delft, 1-10-2018.

Rutger van Ouwerkerk, Environmental network optimisation using Physical Internet logistics in the parcel delivery industry, study for Post.nl, Delft, 31-07-2018.


MSc TIL5050-20/12 Design > Sustainability

Amjad, A., Bommer, L., Hadders, E., Veer, R. van, Vreede, S. de, Solar based methanol production in Oman, report for TUD P&E Zero Emission Fuels, 29-04-2021.

Barneveld, A., Bentem, L. van, Bron, T., Ensing, J., Ziedses des Plantes, M., Emission-free alternative K5, report for Post.nl, 21-04-2021.

Diemen, C. van., Vianen, J., Dijkzeul, J., Supriyanto, A. W., Moorlag, L., Regional Barge Team, report for FYNLY/SUIT-CASE, 23-02-2021.

Parrondo Ojanguren, D., Seher Cebeci, M., Rozing, S., Skoulas, V., Yan, Z., Metropolitan Hub Design for Utrecht City, report for FYNLY/SUIT-CASE, 4-02-2021.

Chandrashekar, V., Miao, R., Piña, M., Singh, J., Heemstra, S. van, Opportunity for LTL: Towards a Greener Business, report for Sennder, Delft, 29-01-2021.

Dik, K., Geurts, J., Langevelde, A. van, Temlali, S., Framework for a metropolitan hub, Final report on the design of a framework for a construction materials hub in the Metropole Region of Rotterdam, report for FYNLY/SUIT-CASE, 09-07-2020.

Band, M., Boertje, L.J., Trepat, J., Wiel, T.W. van de , Freight Logistics in M4H Rotterdam, report for Ingenieursbureau Rotterdam, Delft 05-05-2020.

Chung, E., Hooft, F.M., Joon, P.J.A., Leeuwen, B. van, Poelgeest, M. van, Developing a decision support tool to assess the feasibility of the Asphalt Recycling Train in The Netherlands, report for DuraVermeer, Delft, 09-03-2020.

Grolle, J., Koev, V., Oostenbroek, A., Strikwerda, N., Woensdregt, K., Improving KLM's waste stream logistics, Delft, 12-02-2020.

Broekman, M., Loudon, E., Graeff, J. de, Kalf, H., Sustainable taxiing and push back in 2030 on Schiphol for Transavia, Delft, 05-02-2020.

Bentem, K., Buirma, M., Duurling, K. van, Schuckink Kool, K., Turhan, E., Alternative marine fuels, A cost comparison model for 2050, report for TUD P&E Zero Emission Fuels, Delft, 10-12-2019.

Buitenweg, A., Rooij, D. van, Vendrik, I., Verhoeven, K., Volberda, L, Analytically determining the optimal location for a solar methanol farm, report for TUD P&E Zero Emission Fuels, Delft, 08-05-2019.

Indriana, I.R., Apparcel, M., Boogaard, R. van den, Jonsdottit, S.B., Gan, Z., Transportation optimization of BCTN’s terminals, Delft, 31-11-18.

Cheng., P-Y., Ebers, Th., Rugge, T. van, Zuurbier, E., Exploring the Smart Place Concept – A case study for the municipality of Amsterdam and Goudappel Coffeng, Delft, 30-04-2018.

Alphen, M.C., Overtoom, I.A.E., Rieske, J.H.E., Verweij, K.M., Turnaround terminal, report for Deerns, 24-04-2018.

Diran, D.D., Cornelisse, E.P., Rijsman, L.F., Aanhane, F.H.J., Heijden, T. van der, Taxsea!, Optimization of crew change logistics in offshore industry, report for Ampelmann, Delft, 23-08-2017.

Bronsvoort, K.A., Dokter, A.L., Versluys, G.V., Zuniga, E.A., Parking facility design for the future, report for Deerns, Delft, 18-05-2017.

Dimitropoulos, Ch., Soekander, L., He. Y., Xie, W., Delft Smart City, Planning for the future of Delft Schieoevers North, project for Delft Municipality, Delft, 10-02-2017.

Arends, E., Borst, L., Mensink, V., Pronk, R., Tuin, M. van, EV-Box in the USA, Designing the most cost-efficient way to assemble and deliver charging stations, Delft, 23-06-2016.

Klein, A., Vaessen, M., Vreede, N. de, Welsenes, J. van, Yu, S., Analyses and recommendations on the distribution and warehousing processes of Foods and Home & Personal Care shared SKU’sin the Benelux, project for Unilever Benelux, Delft, 21-01-2016.

Looff., E., Roelofsen, D., Schoenmaker, H., Straaten, J. van, Composite access structures, towards implementation, project for Huisman Equipment B.V., Delft, 12-01-2016.

Blangé, J., Geerts B., Li, T., Zhou, T., Feasibility of car-free cities, final report TIL Designproject, internal TUD project, Delft, 30-06-2014.

Blijenburgh, R., Kerpel, D., Nieuwenhuijsen, J., Tielbeek, E., A refreshing insight in transport solutions for Heineken, Delft, 23-06-2014.


TIL5060 thesis ongoing

[Infrastructure planning]

Erik Hadders, Incorporating interdependencies into adaptive decision-making frameworks regarding the renewal of hydraulic infrastructure in light of long-term uncertainty, study for TAUW, Delft.


Anne van Langevelde, Designing a strategic process performance measurement system for the Dutch Flower Auctions, study for Royal Flora Holland, Delft, 24-08-21.

Quirine van Rooyen, Towards a zero defect based assembly warehouse, A case study at DHL Supply Chain, Delft, 26-08-21.

Hidde van Wezel, Increasing the capacity of a parcel transhipment terminal, a casestudy at DPD Veenendaal, Delft.

Jet Dijkzeul, Lost-in-mail, A case study at Bol.com, Delft.

Andrian Supryanto, Redesign of reverse supply chain strategies for returnable packaging, A case study at Prysmian Group the Netherlands, Delft.

Jules Boelhouwer, Extending the container loading problem from a single distribution center, study for Swapfiets, Delft.

[Smart mobility]

Michiel de Roos, Shared mobility/hubs, internal TU Delft project, Delft.

Jonathan Imang, Bus transport in Paramaribo, Delft.

Israe Chetouani, An exploratory study into the possibility of allocating logistics functions to mobility hubs, study for AT Osborne, Delft.


TIL5060 thesis preparation


May - Michiel Nanninga, study for Heineken HNS.

June - Erik-Jan Eil, study for DPD.

June - Christine van Diemen, supply chain study for Deloitte


TIL5060 thesis finished

[Airport design/operations]

Joost de Graeff, Determining the feasibility of a new airport passenger terminal concept based on seamless flow technology, Mixing domestic and international passengers in passenger terminal facilities, study for NACO, Delft, 20-08-2020.

[Infrastructure planning]

Ward de Jong, Towards smart transport infrastructure, A concept roadmap to implement smart transport infrastructure for movable bridges in the Netherlands, study for Witteveen + Bos, Delft, 17-08-2020.


Willemijn van der Elst, Towards continuous flow in production lines, A case study at Heineken Zoeterwoude, Delft, 13-05-2020.

Iris Vendrik, Strategies to regulate inbound logistics at convention centers, A case study of the RAI Amsterdam, Delft, 01-07-2020.

Peter Joon, Improving on-site logistics, The case of the on-site transportation planning of Tata Steel IJmuiden, study for ORTEC. Delft, 15-12-2020.

Vittorio Mandolesi, Evaluating transport and warehousing costs savings opportunity through direct delivery implementation in a supply chain distribution structure with DCs: Case study at Philips coffee business, Delft, 26-05-21.

Julius Scheepens, Modelling the optimal customer-allocation in an edible oil supply chain network, A case-study at Cargill’s fully refined rapeseed oil network in Western-Europe, Delft, 26-05-21.

[Rail freight]

Frank Heins, Freight traffic on the Dutch railway network in 2030 and 2040, study for DB Cargo Nederland, 29-09-2020.

Tugba Uzel, Information sharing and collaboration between the logistic partners of intermodal rail transport, study for Port of Rotterdam Authority, Delft, 25-06-2020.

  • Supply chain operations & management
  • Externalities of transport: climate and environment
  • Economic and financial issues, marketing & communication
  • Public transport
  • Freigh transport: Rail, road, air, barge
  • Terminals/hubs & networks
  • Land-use: (business) location choice
  • Transport-, environmental- and spatial policy
  • Tools: systems engineering, logistic analytics, scenarios, excel models, mca, (s)cba, business case, case studies
  • Bal., F., Vleugel, J.M., Towards more environmentally sustainable intercontinental freight transport, in: International Journal of Transport, Development and Integration, Vol. 4, No. 2 (2020), 129-141. ISSN: 2058-8313, DOI: 10.2495/TDI-V4-N2-129-141, Southampton: WIT Press.
  • Vleugel, J.M., Bal, F., Towards zero CO2-, NOX- and PM10-emissions by passenger cars: Technology & Behaviour, in: International Journal of Environmental Impacts, Vol. 2, No. 2 (2019) 192–205. ISSN: 2398-2659, DOI:10.2495/EI-V2-N2-192-205, Southampton: WIT Press. 
  • Vleugel, J.M., Bal, F., A business-leisure traveller goes to Valencia: Fuel, CO2, time and cost, in: International Journal of Transport, Development and Integration, Vol. 3, No. 1 (2019), 44-54. ISSN: 2058-8313, DOI: 10.2495/TDI-V3-N1-44-54, Southampton: WIT Press.

  • Vleugel, J.M., Bal, F., Regional goods delivery: How to reduce its CO2-, NOx- and PM10-emissions ?, in: International Journal of Energy Production and Management, Vol. 3, No. 4 (2018) 338-347. ISSN: 2056-3280, DOI: 10.2495/EQ-V3-N4-338-347, Southampton: WIT Press.

  • Bal, F & Vleugel J.M., Heavy-duty trucks and new engine technology: impact on fuel consumption, emissions and trip cost, in: Int. J. of Energy Production and Management, Vol. 3, No. 3 (2018) 167-178. doi: 10.2495/EQ-V3-N3-167-178.

  • Bal, F., & J.M. Vleugel, 2014, Climate change adaptation: Use and value of a climate buffer area, Int. J. of Safety and Security Eng., Vol. 4, No. 3 (2014) 193-206.

  • Vleugel, J. & Bal, F., 2012, Some approaches to reduce transport time of intermodal services: Smart rail investments, European Transport \ Trasporti Europei (2012), Issue 52, Paper no. 3, ISSN 1825-3997, pp. 1-15.

  • Janic, M & Vleugel, J.M., 2012. Estimating potential reductions in externalities from rail–road substitution in Trans-European freight transport corridors. Transportation Research. Part D: Transport & Environment, 17(2), March 2012, 154-160. 

  • Vleugel, J.M., Modelling goods city distribution in the Netherlands, European Transport \ Trasporti Europei, Vol. X (2004) 28, pp. 20-33. 

  • Vleugel, J.M. Transport and Land-use scenarios, Ph.D., Free University Amsterdam, 2000.

  • Vleugel, J.M., Gent, H. van, Duurzame ontwikkeling, mobiliteit en bereikbaarheid, naar een onderzoeksagenda, ITL no. 10, DUP, Delft, 1991.

  • Vleugel, J., Gent, H. van, Nijkamp, P., The Netherlands, in: Button, K. (ed.), Transport and the environment, Six case studies, Routledge, London, 1990.


CT3080LR - Landside accessibility of Airports - "Reporting techniques and creativity", 05-09-2019.

CT3366 - Economie van Transport en Externe Effecten, C1, C2, C3, C6, 2019-2020.

AR3CS100 - City of the Future, MSc3 Master Class "Freight distribution in cities: Design challenges", 14-09-2020.

WIT Webinar on Architecture and Urban Planning for Eco-Sustainable Cities, participant, 16-12-20.


Leergang Academisch Leiderschap (HRM24) - 2009/2010

Coachend Leiderschap (LCL) - 2016

University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) Modules MO 21, 22, 23, 31, 32, 48 - 2015/2016

Jaap Vleugel

Senior researcher / lecturer

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