Kay W. Axhausen

Prof. Dr. Kay W. Axhausen


Head of DAS ETH in Transport Engineering
Head of CAS ETH in Transport Engineering
Head of Inst. Transport Planning and Systems
Head of Center for Sustainable Future Mobility


Full Professor

Contact Data

Tel.: +41 44 633 39 43
Tel. (Alt.): +41 44 633 31 05
Tel. (Sec.): +41 44 633 30 99

ORCID: 0000-0003-3331-1318


ETH Zürich
Kay W. Axhausen
I. f. Verkehrspl./Transportsysteme
HIL  F 31.3
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
8093 Zürich

Organisations Full Professor at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Kay Axhausen has been Full Professor of Transport Planning at the Institute for Transport Planning and Systems (IVT) since March 1999. He is currrent the director of the MSc course Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems.

Born 1958 he studied Civil Engineering at the Universität (TH) Karlsruhe and the University of Wisconsin, Madison from 1978-1984. He completed his doctoral dissertation at theUniversität (TH) Karlsruhe in 1988. Following a post as a research officer at the Transport Studies Unit (University of Oxford) he worked as a lecturer and senior lecturer in transport at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London from 1991. He was appointed to the chair in road transport at the Leopold-Franzens-Universität, Innsbruck in 1995.

The current focus of his work are the measurement and modelling of travel and traffic behaviour, as well as the development of the associated simulation models and the analysis of the transport and travel decisions of persons and institutions and the development of support tools for these.

Complete CV
Course Catalogue
101-0414-00L Transport Planning (Transportation I)
101-0481-00L Readings in Transport Policy
103-0230-00L Transportation Engineering Lab
103-0414-10L Transport Basics
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