What is IDM?

The Sustainable Mobility Research Lab is an interfaculty institute within Ghent University that bundles expertise from 12 different departments linked to mobility, transport and logistics.  This interfacultary cooperation is not solely limited to research. It extends to education and academic service provision as well. In this way, a more integrated approach towards mobility and logistics is aspired, which is vital in tackling current and future mobility issues and logistics challenges in a sustainable manner.

Organizational structure

Executive committee: a small group of people who manage IDM on a ‘daily’ basis. They monitor research possibilities in terms of sustainable mobility across the faculties, in consultation with experts from AMRP, CartoGIS, FUSION, i-KNOW, SEG, SMACS and SNLRC. The committee consists of:

  • Prof. dr. Frank Witlox (chairman) (SEG)
  • Prof. dr. ir. Luuk Boelens (vice-chairman) (AMRP)
  • Prof. dr. ir. Dick Botteldooren (WAVES)
  • Prof. dr. Greet Cardon (FAG)
  • Prof. dr. ir. Hans De Backer (AWW)
  • Prof. dr. Benedicte Deforche (HP)
  • Prof. dr. ir. Sidharta Gautama (i-KNOW)
  • Dr. ir. Wouter Haerick (IDLAB-BD)
  • Prof. dr. Frank Maes (Maritime Institute)
  • Prof. dr. ir. Birger Raa (ISyOC)
  • Prof. dr. Nico Van de Weghe (CartoGIS)
  • Prof. dr. ir. Marc Vantorre (MTD)
  • Prof. dr. ir. Sabine Wittevrongel (SMACS)
  • MSc. Leen De Paepe (secretary) (SEG)

Program committee (members of IDM): consists of tenured staff members and postdocs of Ghent University who advise the executive committee in their research and education programs. Current members:

  • Prof. dr. El-Houssaine Aghezzaf (ISyOC)
  • Prof. dr. Peter Bogaert (CartoGIS)
  • Prof. dr. ir. Herwig Bruneel (SMACS)
  • Prof. dr. Frank Canters (CartoGIS)
  • Prof. dr. An Cliquet (Maritime Institute)
  • Prof. dr. Pascal De Decker (AMRP)
  • Prof. dr. Philippe De Maeyer (CartoGIS)
  • Prof. dr. ir. Piet Demeester (IDLAB-BD)
  • Prof. dr. Ben Derudder (SEG)
  • Prof. dr. Greet Deruyter (AMRP)
  • Prof. dr. ir. Renaat De Sutter (AMRP)
  • Prof. dr. ir. Stijn De Vuyst (ISyOC)
  • Prof. dr. Dieter Fiems (SMACS)
  • Prof. ir. Dirk Lauwers (AMRP)
  • Prof. dr. Ann Pisman (AMRP)
  • Dr. Tom Storme (SEG)
  • Prof. dr. Veronique Van Acker (SEG)
  • Prof. dr. ir. Rob A.J. van der Bijl (AMRP)
  • Prof. dr. Delfien Van Dyck (FAG)
  • Prof. dr. ir. Joris Walraevens (SMACS)

Supervisory board: experts, in terms of sustainable mobility research, who represent IDM at the administrative level to the outside world. They guard the formal interests of the organization. The supervisory board meets once a year on the IDM Research Day on Sustainable Mobility. It consists of following members: