Serge Hoogendoorn benoemd tot Distinguished Professor
Professor Serge Hoogendoorn of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CEG) has been appointed Distinguished Professor in the field of Smart Urban Mobility (SUM). Hoogendoorn is an internationally recognized expert on traffic flow and dynamic traffic management.
The title of Distuinguished Professor is reserved for full professors who are important figureheads in specific fields both at and outside the university. Hoogendoorn’s appointment makes him the fourth Distinguished Professor at TU Delft, Professors Luuk van der Wielen (Biobased Economy), Sybrand van der Zwaag (Material Science), and Rob Mudde (Science Education) being the others.
Serge Hoogendoorn holds the chair in Traffic Operations and Management at the Transport and Planning department (CEG), and he leads the coordinated and cooperative traffic management cluster at the TU Delft Transport Institute. He is also Principal Investigator Mobility with the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions AMS. He holds honorary professorship positons at the South-East University (Nanjing) and at Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne).
Hoogendoorn has received a number of personal research grants: a Veni, Vidi and Vici, and most recently an ERC Advanced Grant. He was awarded the latter for five-year research into traffic theory for pedestrians and cyclists, a subject in urgent need of scientific knowledge. Together with partners like Rijkswaterstaat he has developed and applied innovative traffic concepts, such as decreasing so-called phantom queues with the help of dynamic speed limits.