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Prof. Dr. Rolf Moeckel

Academic Career and Research Areas

Rolf Moeckel focuses on the development and application of transportation and land-use models. Such models are used to assess the impact of infrastructure investments and planning policies before they are implemented in reality. Dr. Moeckel has implemented an agent-based integrated land use/transport model for the Munich Metropolitan Area. The disaggregate model covers household relocation, demographic transition, person travel demand, freight travel and environmental impacts.
From 1996 to 2002, Dr. Moeckel studied spatial planning at the Technical University Dortmund and the University of Washington in Seattle. In 2006, he completed his doctorate at the Technical University Dortmund in land use modeling. He spent six years with the consulting firm Parsons Brinckerhoff in New York, NY and Albuquerque, NM as a principal professional associate. From 2013 to 2015, Dr. Moeckel conducted his postdoctoral research at the National Center for Smart Growth at the University of Maryland. In 2015, he joined TUM as a Rudolf Mößbauer Professor for transport modeling and travel behavior research


  • Scholarship for the TRB Chan Wui & Yunyin Rising Star Workshop during a transatlantic crossing on the Queen Mary 2 (2016)
  • Doctoral Prize, TU Dortmund University (2007)
  • CUPUM '05 Prize Paper (2005)
  • Scholarship of the Westphalia Foundation (2004)
  • Fulbright Scholarship (2000)

Key Publications

Moeckel R, Llorca Garcia C, Moreno AT, Okrah MB: "Trends in integrated land use/transport modeling: An evaluation of the state of the art". The Journal of Transport and Land Use. 2018; 11 (1): 463–476.


Moeckel R: "Constraints in household relocation: Modeling land-use/transport interactions that respect time and monetary budgets". The Journal of Transport and Land Use. 2017; 10 (2): 1-18.


Moeckel R, Donnelly R: "A model for national freight flows, distribution centers, empty trucks and urban truck movements". Transportation Planning and Technology. 2016; 39 (7): 693-711.


Dawkins C, Moeckel R: "Transit-Induced Gentrification: Who Will Stay, and Who Will Go?" Housing Policy Debate. 2016; 26 (4-5): 801-818.


Moeckel R, Donnelly R: “Gradual rasterization: redefining spatial resolution in transport modeling”. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design. 2015.