Hans Quak

Professor of Smart Cities and Logistics

    • 579 Citations

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    Personal profile

    Research interests

    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

    Research Output

    Het exploiteren van een stadsdistributiecentrum : 7 lessen uit 10 jaar ervaring met Binnenstadservice

    Van Duin, R., Quak, H. & Hendriks, B., 2019, In : Logistiek + Tijdschrift voor toegepaste logistiek . 8, p. 36-45

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

    Public procurement as driver for more sustainable urban freight transport

    Quak, H., Nesterova, N., Kok, R., R.G., T. (ed.), S., I. (ed.) & K., K. (ed.), 2019, 3rd International Conference "Green Cities – Green Logistics for Greener Cities", Szczecin, 13-14 September 2018. Vol. 39. p. 428-439 12 p. (Transportation Research Procedia).

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

    Towards more sustainable city logistics through applied research

    Quak, H., 1 Oct 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Economics of electric vehicles for city logistics

    Van Rooijen, T. & Quak, H., 2018, 31st International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, EVS 2018 and International Electric Vehicle Technology Conference 2018, EVTeC 2018.

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

    Identifying dominant stakeholder perspectives on urban freight policies: A q-analysis on urban consolidation centres in The Netherlands

    Van Duin, R., Slabbekoorn, M., Tavasszy, L. & Quak, H., 2018, In : Transport Reviews. 33, 4, p. 867-880 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    8 Citations (Scopus)


    • 1 PhD supervisor / committee
    • 1 Guest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)

    Towards more sustainable cities : logistics challenges

    Hans Quak (Invited speaker)
    26 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationGuest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)

    What role for rail in urban freight distribution?

    Hans Quak (Member)
    24 Sep 2019

    Activity: ExaminationPhD supervisor / committee

    Press / Media