Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Clausen
Chairman Fraunhofer Transport Alliance
In 1989 Uwe Clausen successfully graduated in computer science at the University of Karlsruhe (TH). In July 1995 he finished his doctoral thesis on transportation network optimization at Dortmund University and thereby achieved the title of Dr.-Ing. (»sehr gut«).
In the meantime (December 1989 till July 1995) he worked at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Material Flow and Logistics in Dortmund, at first as a scientific employee and in 1992 he became head of the Traffic Logistics department, working in applied research in the area of distribution and network planning.
From August 1995 until July 1999 he worked at the »Deutsche Post AG«. He started out as project manager for logistics in a project team responsible for setting up the expansion of parcel business throughout Europe. In the beginning of 1997, he became the managing director of the subsidiary IPP Parcel Delivery GmbH in Austria. This brand-new business-to-business parcel system belongs to the euro express division of the »Deutsche Post world net«.
In July 1999 he joined Amazon.de. As operations director he was responsible for setting up the new Amazon Logistics Center in Bad Hersfeld. In the end of 1999 he became managing director of the subsidiary of Amazon Logistik GmbH including the distribution center and supply chain management. In September 2000 he was additionally promoted to European Operations Director at Amazon.com. In this position, he was responsible for the logistics of Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de and Amazon.fr.
In 2001 Dr.-Ing. Uwe Clausen became Managing Director of the Institute of Transport Logistics (until 2011/03: chair »Transport Systems and Logistics«) at Dortmund University as well as director of the Fraunhofer-Institute for Material Flow and Logistics in Dortmund. Furthermore, he manages the Fraunhofer Transport Alliance since its foundation in 2003.
Among other things, Professor Clausen is a representative of Fraunhofer within ECTRI European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (Member of the board from 2013 to 2016), and is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL) e.V. and Advisory Council Member of the Association of German Transportation companies (VDV).
His native language is German. He speaks English fluently. His knowledge of French has been acquired at school.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Clausen is married and has a daughter.