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Sebastian Stichel

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Professor in Rail Vehicle Dynamics at KTH since 2010. Director of the  KTH Railway Group since 2011 and Deputy Head of the Department of Engineering Mechanics since 2020.

Board member SWEDTRAIN - Swedish Association of Railway Industries - since 2019.

Board member and 2nd Vice-President of the International Association for Vehicle System Dynamics (IAVSD).

Vice-Chair Academia of the European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC) from 2017 to 2022.

Head of Department of Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering from 2017 to 2019.

Chairman of the Shift2Rail Scientific Committee from 2016 to 2018.

Adjunct Professor at Beijing Jiaotong University since 2017. Member of the International Advisory Board of the National International Science and Technology Cooperation base on Railway Vehicle Operation Engineering of BJTU.

Associate Editor of Journal of Railway Engineering Sciences.

Visiting Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2013, at Southwest Jiaotong University in 2017 and 2019 and at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee in 2019.

Worked more than 10 years at Bombardier Transportation. From 2003 to 2010 Manager Vehicle Dynamics with responsibility in Sweden, Germany, UK and France.

Master and PhD. degree in Vehicle Technology at Technische Universität Berlin. Supervisor Prof. Klaus Knothe.

Current research interests are wheel and rail wear and rolling contact fatigue, freight vehicle dynamics, ride comfort and active suspension, dynamic pantograph-catenary interaction (cf. Rail Vehicle Research Group).


Degree Project in Rail Vehicle Engineering, Second Cycle (SD231X), examiner | Course web

Rail Vehicle Dynamics (SD2313), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Rail Vehicle Dynamics (FSD3313), examiner | Course web

Rail Vehicle Technology (SD2307), teacher | Course web

Vehicle System Technology (SD2221), teacher | Course web

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