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Reinhart Kühne (Professor Dr.)

Scientific Degrees

  • 1970 - Diploma in Physics at the University of Stuttgart
  • 1974 - Ph. D. in Physics at the University of Stuttgart
  • 1974-1980 - Associate Professor for Physics at the University of Ulm

Academic Profile

  • 1980-1984 - Research Scientist and Project Manager for Transportation  Systems Design (AEG Research Center, Ulm)
  • 1984-1986 - Research Scientist and Project Manager for Fibre Optics Communication Systems (AEG Research   Center, Ulm)
  • 1986-1991 - Research Scientist and Head of the Systems Group for Traffic Engineering (Daimler Benz Research Center, Ulm)
  • 1991 – Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California at Berkeley
  • since 1995 - Lecturer at the Institute of Semiconductor Technology at the University of Stuttgart
  • 1992-1998 - Managing Director at Steierwald Schönharting und Partner GmbH Consulting Engineers for Transportation
  • since 1998 - Professor and Head of the Department for Transportation, Planning and Traffic Engineering at the  University of Stuttgart, Institute for Road and Transportation Studies (on leave since 2001)
  • 2001-2005 - Director of the Institute of Transportation Research at the German Aerospace Center (DLR e. V.), Berlin
  • since 2006 – Head of Transportation Studies at the German Aerospace Center (DLR e.V.), Berlin
  • since 2011 Member at the Institute for International Urban Research (InUrban) in Berlin


  • 2006 “Yellow Mountain Award”, for academic achievement of the german - chinese cooperation in Hefei, Province Anhui, P.R China
  • 2007 "National Friendship Award of the People´s Repuplic of China"

Research Interests

  • Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering

Research projects (selection)

  • METRASYS - Mega Region Transport Systems for China


  • Association of Civil Engineers, State of Baden-Württemberg
  • German Road and Transport Research Association (Working Committee 3.18-Theoretical Bases of Road Transport and Working Committee 3.15-Interurban Road Control)
  • German Association of Engineers (VDI and ITG)
  • German Association for Transportation Sciences (DVWS)
  • German Physical Society (DPS)
  • Society for Sustainable Energy Promotion Eurosolar, Member of the Management Board Donau-Iller
  • Transportation Research Board, Washington D. C. (Committee A3 A11 – Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics)


  • since 2002 advisory professor of the Tongji University Shanghai, P.R. China 
  • since 2005 advisory professor of the Chinese Academy of Transportation Sciences
  • since 2011 advisory professor Technical University Hefei, Hefei, P.R. China

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