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“Implementation of sustainable and smart mobility needs magnitude and changes in lifestyles and not technofixed hypes and uncoordinated and far too many pilots!”

Research profile

Hans Jeekel is a Full Professor in the section of Technology, Innovation & Society of the School of Innovation Sciences at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), and holds the Chair for Societal Aspects of Smart Mobility. His key areas of expertise are urban and rural planning, vehicle technology and transport technology, and traffic and transport studies.

Hans’ main focus areas are the social and societal aspects of smart mobility technologies and solutions (at vehicle level and journey level), multimodality in transport, new and advanced urban mobility systems in the developed and the developing world, and equity in transport. Hans believes that designing and developing technological applications should be more strongly linked to the major societal issues relating to mobility. In his opinion, researchers should adopt a different approach to mobility, taking into account the whole range of issues relating to implementation. 

Academic background

Hans Jeekel holds an MSc (with honor) in Human Geography from the University of Utrecht and an MSc in Spatial Planning from the University of Amsterdam. His thesis was on car dependency in modern western societies, De Autoafhankelijke Samenleving (2011). Hans worked as a civil servant in senior positions at the Dutch Ministries of Agriculture and Nature Conservation, and Rijkswaterstaat. Between 1999 and 2007 he was Director for Transport and Society at AVV, Dutch Transport Research Centre. 

Hans held board positions in several international organizations and chaired an OECD /ITF working party on the Resilience of Surface Transport Systems (2010). At the moment he also works at Rijkswaterstaat , the Dutch Roads and Water Authority, as the corporate strategist for research, knowledge and innovation. He was chairman of the Board of the Association of European Transport (AET), a networking organization for European transport professionals. 

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Railroad cars Engineering & Materials Science
social exclusion Earth & Environmental Sciences
transport network Social Sciences
equity Social Sciences
social research Social Sciences
Health care Engineering & Materials Science
health promotion Social Sciences
housing Social Sciences

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Projects 2015 2020

Research Output 1979 2019

Inclusive transport: fighting involuntary transport disadvantages

Jeekel, J. F., 2019, Elsevier. 238 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookAcademic

1 Citation (Scopus)

Cities and adoption of innovation in passenger mobility

Jeekel, J. F., 2018, Cities and sustainable technology transitions : leadership, innovation and adoption. van Geenhuizen, M., Holbrook, J. A. & Taheri, M. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing Inc., p. 167-189 22 p. (Regional Science Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)
107 Downloads (Pure)

Equity in transport: learning from the policy domains of housing, health care and education

Jeekel, J. F. & Martens, C. J. C. M., 1 Dec 2017, In : European Transport Research Review. 9, 4, 13 p., 53.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Health care
health promotion
11 Citations (Scopus)
415 Downloads (Pure)

Social sustainability and smart mobility : exploring the relationship

Jeekel, J. F., 2017, World Conference on Transport Research - WCTR 2016 Shanghai. 10-15 July 2016. Ulengin, F., Li, K. & Boltze, M. (eds.). Elsevier, p. 4296-4310 15 p. (Transportation Research Procedia; vol. 25).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
social cohesion

Activities 2004 2018

Waseda University , Tokyo

J.F. (Hans) Jeekel (Speaker)
23 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Technische Universitat Berlin

J.F. (Hans) Jeekel (Speaker)
16 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Province of North Holland

J.F. (Hans) Jeekel (Consultant)

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancyScientific

Member of Council ECTRI European Conference of Transport Research Institutes

J.F. (Hans) Jeekel (Recipient)

Activity: Other activity typesOtherProfessional

Metropolitan Region of Amsterdam

J.F. (Hans) Jeekel (Consultant)

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancyScientific

Student theses

Actors' influence on the implementation of MaaS: (re)defining the Dutch MaaS ecosystem and its inherent innovation risks

Author: Leber, B., 31 Jan 2020

Supervisor: Sadowski, B. M. (Supervisor 1), Jeekel, J. (. (Supervisor 2) & Papachristos, G. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Driving transitions on the local level: a case study on the role of local governments in stimulating the transition towards more sustainable mobility

Author: van Zante, A., 31 Jul 2016

Supervisor: Schipper, F. (Supervisor 1) & Jeekel, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Electric vehicles in the fleets of organisations

Author: van Oijen, H., 24 Nov 2016

Supervisor: Jeekel, J. (Supervisor 1) & Verbong, G. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


MaaS meets blockchain: an exploratory study on the promises of blockchain technologies for enabling a MaaS platform

Author: de Wilde, T., 31 Jan 2019

Supervisor: Jeekel, J. (Supervisor 1), Manders, T. (Supervisor 2) & Sadowski, B. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master