Calls for Theses and Overview of Topics

Current topic announcements

Subject Areas Covered

Research AssociateResearch Areas & Topic Proposals
Bähring, MaximilianAutonomous driving in logistics

Autonomous last mile delivery concepts (BeIntelli)

Challenges & trends in the last mile and how they are addressed by autonomous driving (BeIntelli)

Consolidation concepts on the last mile

Sustainable transport in urban areas

Urban Logistics (e.g. Analysis of the Research Landscape)

Transport Logistics: Current Trends and Technologies
Brands, JonasGlobal autonomous transport chains

Autonomous interfaces between internal and external logistics

Potentials and challenges of autonomous freight transport

Autonomisation in intermodal transport
Coll, AngelicaLogistics in the Textile Industry

Humanitarian Logistics

Logistics in Africa (with focus on Ethiopia)
Ihlenburg, StephanieUrban Logistics: Interdisciplinary Interface between Logistics, Urban Planning and Transport (MA)

Urban Logistics: Fulfilment Concepts and the Use of Innovative Technologies (BA/MA)

Urban Logistics: Analysis of the Research Landscape (Systematic Literature Research) (BA)

Sustainable Transport in Urban Areas (BA/MA)

Transport Logistics: Current Trends and Technologies (BA)
Lengeling, Joel CedricSoftware Engineering in Logistics

Distributed Systems in Logistics

Artificial Intelligence in Logistics

Computer Graphics in Logistics

Information Security in Logistics

Urban Logistics (in Sub-Saharan Africa)

Sustainability of Urban Logistics (in Sub-Saharan Africa)

Controlled Natural Language (CNL) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Maas, JulianAutonomous last mile delivery concepts

Challenges & trends in the last mile and how they are addressed by autonomous driving

Development of evaluation concepts of last mile fulfilment concepts

Literature review of existing (autonomous) last mile fulfilment concepts

Development of a route optimisation of a two-stage system with delivery vehicles and delivery robots (potentially with a focus on a suitable time window control)

Development of customer profiles with affinities for different fulfilment concepts

Development of technical handling concepts in autonomous fulfilment concepts
Nitsche, BenjaminThe role of digitalization in improving the logistics performance of African countries

Start-ups in logistics and their contribution to developing African countries

Automation and autonomization in logistics

Issues in international logistics (focus on Africa, Belt and Road Initiative, among others)

global supply disruptions

Contribution of digital technologies to sustainability in international logistics networks

Research trends in sustainable supply chains

Application of the Delphi technique in logistics research

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA): Barriers and potentials for international logistics networks
Sinn, FlorianBlockchain as a technology in decentralised logistics (MA)

Literature Review on Blockchain and Flows (Information, Finance, Goods) in Logistics (BA)

Application potentials and case studies of innovative technologies and solutions in trade logistics (BA and MA)

Literature Review on Trade Logistics (BA)

Review on transport, interim and final storage of radioactive waste (BA)
Tasche, LarsHydrogen in Logistics

Autonomous transport in logistics centres

Technology comparison of e-trucks and hydrogen trucks

Sustainable transport in urban areas

Urban Logistics
Zarnitz, SimonDigital Twin Applications in Logistics

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