Griet De Ceuster is general manager of
Transport & Mobility Leuven. She is involved in long term
forecasts, policy evaluations and indicators for sustainable
mobility. In 2005, Griet De Ceuster was the project leader
of the mid-term assessment of the White Paper of transport
for the European Commission. She is also leading transport-
and emission modelling studies for the Flemish and Belgian
government, and for the European Commission (TREMOVE model).
She was involved in several research programmes on road
congestion indicators, long term transport prognoses,
pricing issues, external costs and transport technologies.
Griet De Ceuster studied traffic engineering and economics
at the KU Leuven and the TU Delft.
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Veerle Vranckx obtained her degree in
office management in Heverlee, and completed her studies with a degree
in European management in Kortrijk. She also has a
certificate of 6 years Spanish obtained at the CLT, Leuven.
She started working here 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 is also responsible for the website
maintenance and the newsletter.
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accountancy & administration
Leen Verbist studied Tourism. After having experience as a secretary at
different companies, she started as a management assistant at Fost Plus.
This is an organisation which promotes, coordinates, and finances the
selective collection, sorting, and recycling of household packaging waste.
Leen executed several administrative tasks for 17 years at Fost Plus, and
during the last years her tasks became more IT- and accountancy-related.
With this experience and knowledge, Leen works in TML,
where she takes charge of the accountancy and administration.
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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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Thomas Blondiau is transport economist at
TML. His expertise areas are economics and regulation,
econometrics and statistics, market research, strategic
policy analysis and socio-economic impact analysis. He works
on a broad range of topics varying from bicycle policy to
public transport, freight transport or air traffic
management. He has experience in working for national and
international clients and is fluent in multiple languages
(Dutch, English, French, Spanish). Thomas obtained a PhD in
economics at KU Leuven. He worked in the group of energy-,
transport- and environmental economics. His work mainly
focused on the economic aspects of environmental policy
enforcement. After this, he worked as a
researcher/consultant for IDEA consult in the area of
competitiveness and innovation, mainly focusing on market
studies and projects related to green innovations.
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Tim Breemersch holds a master in Applied
Economics and a master degree in Environmental Science and
Technology. He worked as a Business analyst for DHL
international and is now working for TML specializing in the modelling and economic evaluation
of environmental policies. His research is oriented towards
energy efficiency and emissions of passenger and freight
transport, both on a regional and international (European)
level. The TREMOVE model, of which Tim is one of the
managers and developers for TML, is
a frequently used tool in these projects. Combining his
economic and technical background, at macro level Tim has
worked on assessing the impact of policy changes on the
competitive position of different transport modes. On micro level, he has been involved in several social
cost-benefit analyses of (transport)infrastructure.
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Kristof Carlier is civil engineer. 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 and the
macroscopic model OmniTRANS. He also cooperated on a number
of new model developments and calibrations: a national model
for assessing reliability, a tool for assisting the
integrated design of transport infrastructure and spatial
developments. He coordinated the development of a multimodal
passenger transport model and he migrated and improved the
Flemish multimodal transport modelling approach from the
Cube Voyager environment to OmniTRANS. 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 graduated in 2007 as a Civil Engineer at the
KU Leuven, after which he started a PhD in Transport
Engineering. During his doctoral research, he specialized in
the development of specialized algorithms for the
calibration of the demand side in traffic models. He also
gained experience in the development and application of
macroscopic traffic models. Since 2012 he works for TML,
where he has been working on the further development of
several applied general equilibrium models such as EDIP and
ISEEM. He is also
responsible for the impact assessment using these applied
general equilibrium models in several
national and European projects.
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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. He was involved in several model
development projects on national and European level and is
responsible for the further development of applied general
equilibrium modelling at TML. He was involved in the
calculation of indices for the social, environmental and
economic sustainability of transport and sustainable
development of the economy in general.
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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 and Open
Data. He is also an active member of several working
groups in the ITS Belgium organisation, member of the
advisory council of the Flemish Institute for Mobility
(VIM), and reviewer for various scientific journals.
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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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Alloysius Joko Purwanto is a civil engineer
from Indonesia with experience in evaluation and feasibility
studies of several transport infrastructure projects of the
country. He also holds master and doctoral degrees from
France in transport economics with social sustainability in
transport and mobility as his speciality. He has worked as
well as research fellow in transport and energy sectors at
the DG Joint Research Centre - Institute for Prospective
Technological Studies of the European Commission in Seville,
Spain. At TML, he works as researcher in transport and
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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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Kris Vanherle is a biochemical engineer and holds a master degree in environmental sciences. After working for a year and a half as a stock and a logistic manager in an assembling company, he is now
researcher at TML. He has broad expertise in the environmental aspects of transport 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 emitted by the various transport modes. To this end he developed and managed various emission models (EMMOSS, TREMOVE, ...). In relation to this, Kris is regularly involved in impact analysis of various measures to reduce environmental impact of transport (eco-taxation, CO2 standards, subsidies for new green technologies, scrappage schemes, ...) based on quantitative model studies. Kris is co-author of MIRA-MIRA-T 2007 and S 2009 published by the VMM.
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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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