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H.J. (Hans) Quak Ph.D. is ‘lector’ (professor of applied sciences) @ BUas (Breda University of Applied Sciences) on Smart Cities and Logistics. Next, he has been working at TNO from 2007 on, currently as senior scientist in the Sustainable Transport and Logistics group.

He especially focuses on logistics in urban areas, sustainable transport, innovations in logistics, sustainable logistics, the impacts of automation on transport and logistics as well as opportunities due to self-organising logistics.

Hans was / is involved in several (inter)national projects on city logistics, projects on urban freight transport and the electrification of urban freight transport vehicles, sustainable logistics and the influences of external or disruptive factors on the logistics organisation in companies. He (co)authored several reports, papers and book chapters on freight transport, logistics and (local) policy in these areas.


City logistics, urban freight transport, sustainable logistics, innovation in logistics, supply chain management, last mile logistics, smart cities.


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