dr. T. Thomas (Tom)

About Me

Tom was born in the beautiful city of The Hague in 1972. There, he also finished high-school. From 1991 -1997 he studied Astronomy at the University of Leiden. He got his master degree in 1997, after which he did a Ph. D. in Astronomy at the same university. He successfully defended his thesis: ‘The influence of the cluster environment on galaxies’ in 2002. After some in between jobs, he started to work at CTS from january 2006. First as postdoc, and now as assistant professor. His topics of interest are travel behavior, modeling traffic flows, and developing algoritms for the predicition of travel times.Dr. Tom Thomas

In his spare time, Tom likes to play tennis and football. He listens to all kinds of music, and now and then he writes essays about political issues. To relax and think in free-flow, he loves to make long walks and cycling trips in nature.

Professional experience

  • 2008 - present Assistant Professor, Centre for Transport Studies, University of Twente
  • 2006 - 2007 Post-doctoral researcher, Centre for Transport Studies, University of Twente
  • 2003 - 2004 Advisor, Apollon
  • 1997 - 2002 PhD Candidate in Astronomy, Leiden Universiteit: "The influence of the cluster environment on galaxies"


  • 1997 Masteropleiding Astronomie, Leiden Universiteit


Social Sciences
Business & Economics
Choice Behavior
Route Choice
The Netherlands
Travel Time
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Travel Time


  • Travel behaviour and travel demand forecasting
  • ATMO – Advanced Traffic Monitoring (Transumo)
  • ATMA–MODeRN – Advanced Traffic Management – Multi Objective Decision aid for Regional Management (Transumo)


Thomas, T. , Huang, B., Groenewolt, B. , & van Berkum, E. C. (2021). Smartphone challenges to stimulate cycling: clues from a living lab in Enschede. In M. N. Mladenovic, T. Toivonen, E. Willberg, & K. T. Geurs (Eds.), Transport in Human Scale Cities (pp. 121 – 131). (NECTAR Series on Transportation and Communications Networks Research). NECTAR. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781800370517.00020
Huang, B. (2020). The influence of interventions on cycling. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789055842810
Huang, B. , Thomas, T., Groenewolt, B. , Fioreze, T. , & van Berkum, E. C. (2019). How to use smartphone apps to encourage cycling: Clues from a Living Lab with SMART in Enschede. Paper presented at 13th ITS European Congress 2019, Eindhoven, Netherlands.


Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands