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Erik Jenelius

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Erik Jenelius is full Professor in Public Transport Systems and Head of the Division of Transport Planning within the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at KTH. Erik has a MSc in Engineering Physics at KTH, received his PhD degree in Infrastructure in 2011 and became Docent in Transport Science in 2017.

Jenelius is the Deputy Director of KTH Transport Platform, and steering group member of Centre for Traffic Research (CTR) and Strategic Research Area TRENoP (Transport Research Environment with Novel Perspectives). He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Open Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems and is on the Editorial Advisory Boards of Transportation (Springer), Transportation Research Part C (Elsevier) and npj Sustainable Mobility and Transport.

In October 2023, Jenelius was ranked among the top 60 scientists internationally (top 1 in Sweden) in the field of Logistics and Transportation for yearly citation impact (Ioannidis 2023).


A short film about Jenelius' research.

Erik Jenelius' research focuses on developing our transport systems towards sustainability and climate neutrality, while also ensuring they are efficient, inclusive, and reliable. Private car travel consumes significant resources in terms of energy and space, leading to negative impacts such as emissions, barriers, and traffic accidents. Jenelius' work is dedicated to creating a more resource-efficient system that emphasizes collective travel, micro-mobility, and active modes of transport.

A key aspect involves enhancing our understanding of people's travel patterns and needs, a field where automatic data sources like digital ticketing systems, GPS tracking, and mobile apps open new opportunities. Technological advancements also facilitate new forms of systems, such as demand-responsive autonomous vehicles in public transport, which require analysis and design to achieve their full potential.

Other critical areas for Jenelius include addressing crowding in vehicles and at stations, improving punctuality, and increasing resilience to disruptions through planning, traffic management and real-time information.


ResPT: Investigating Swedish public transport resilience from an engineering and socio-ecological perspective (2024-2027). Funded by Swedish Energy Agency (grant no. ).

Modelling of micromobility (M3): Continuation project on parking and route choice (2024-2026). Funded by Swedish National Transport Administration (Trafikverket) (grant no. TRV ).

Multimodal Traffic Management 2 (MMTL2) (2023-2026). Funded by Swedish National Transport Administration (Trafikverket) (grant no. TRV ).

AlgoTransit: Algorithms for sustainable and efficient public transport (2023-2025). Funded by Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (Vinnova) (grant no. ).

Pilot for the Validation of New Data Sources for Estimating Public Transport Route Choice (VaNDKoll) (2023-2024). Funded by Swedish National Transport Administration (Trafikverket) (grant no. TRV ).

The effect of crowding and comfort in public transport on travel choices: empirical prestudy (2023-2024). Funded by Swedish National Transport Administration (Trafikverket) (grant no. TRV ).

Beredskapshänsyn i transportsystemet (BULT) (2022-2027). Funded by Swedish National Transport Administration (Trafikverket) (grant no. TRV ).

SMART 3 - Simulation and Modeling of Automated Road Transport, Part 3 (2022-2025). Funded by Swedish National Transport Administration (Trafikverket) (grant no. TRV 2022/8287).

Sustainable and Integrated Urban Transport Systems - HITS2024 (2020-2024). Funded by Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (Vinnova) (grant no. ).


Erik Jenelius is course responsible and main teacher for the Bachelor level course AH1025 Public Transport Systems, Buses and Rail. The course provides a basic knowledge of the condition, design, management and control of a public transportation system. Environmental impact, market, vehicle systems, planning, financing and organization are treated on a general level. He is also course responsible and teacher for the Master level course AH2173 Public Transport, which covers more advanced aspects of public transport planning, operations, analysis and evaluation.

At the PhD level, Jenelius teaches the course FAF3816 Scientific Engagement in Transport Science. The course is designed to encourage students to participate in a sufficient amount of scientific communication activities, to communicate in oral and written form original research results and their societal implications to others, and to supervise other students in theoretical and/or practical projects. He also regularly supervises theses at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels.


Degree Project in Civil Engineering, First Cycle (AH101X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Railway and Rail Traffic, Second Cycle (AH204X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Transport Science, Second Cycle (AH203X), examiner | Course web

Public Transport (AH2173), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Public Transport Systems, Buses and Rail, BC (AH1025), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Scientific Engagement in Transport Science (FAF3816), examiner | Course web

Traffic Simulation Modelling and Applications (FAH3002), examiner | Course web