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Dr. Johan Visser participates in the Transport & Planning department of the faculty of Civil Engineering, Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and works at KiM Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis at the Ministry of Transportation, Public Works and Water Management.

Dr. Johan Visser is President of ISUFT, the International Society on Underground Freight Transportation by Capsule Pipelines and Other Tube/Tunnel Systems in Columbia, Missouri (USA). He is director of the Institute for City Logistics in Kyoto, Japan and participates in the Industrial Logistics Institute, Melbourne Australia.

In 2001, Johan Visser finished his thesis in cooperation with Arjan van Binsbergen with the title Innovation Steps Towards Efficient Goods Distribution for Urban Areas. The thesis was based on research at consolidation of goods flows in urban goods transport and innovative transport systems as underground freight transport.

Expertise and interests
Infrastructure planning with a focus on  economic and technical  issues, such as freight transport innovation, economic and spatial impacts of new infrastructure, seaport and airport planning and cost-benefit analysis. Specialised in underground freight transportation and urban freight transport.

 

Education
2002                        In company course Policy as a Profession by Viaconsult
2002                        In company course Project Management by Price Waterhouse & Coopers
2001                        Ph.D. at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands 
1986-1989               Post-doc education Policy Management for the Built Environment
1980-1986              Civil engineering at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands

Work history

August 2011 -present
Part time senior researcher at dept. Transport & Planning, Civil Engineering, Delft University of Technology 

December 2009 - present
President Protem of ISUFT.

March 2007 – present                       
Scientific research advisor at Kennisinstituut voor Mobiliteitsbeleid at the Ministry of Transportation, Public Works and Water Management.

January 2001 – February 2007         
Senior-policy advisor Infrastructure and Mobility , Directorate-General Business Environment,  Department of Economic Affairs in the Netherlands .

January 2001 – august 2011                    
Part time senior researcher at Research Institute OTB, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands .

June 1996 - December 1996              
Interim coordinator of the section Infrastructure, Transport and Land use at Research Institute OTB, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.

October 1991- December 2000         
Staff member of the section Infrastructure, Transport and Land use at Research Institute OTB, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands .

January 1987 – October 1991           
Junior researcher at Research Institute OTB, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands