Dr Uwe Reiter graduated from the University of Karlsruhe with a Diploma in Computer Science. With respect to his ensuing scientific work at the IfV (Institute for Transport Studies), he received a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe. In 1995 he moved to the UK to work at the Imperial College for Science, Technology and Medicine (University of London) as a post-doctoral fellow first, and as Rees Jeffrey’s Lecturer in Transport and the Environment later. He set up a teaching and research programme in transport and the environment with a focus on the sustainable development of transport.
Back in Germany in 1998, he started working as senior consultant for PTV in Berlin and became head of the Berlin branch in July 1999. Since then he is leading a group of engineers and transport planners working in a series of projects in the areas of traffic engineering, transport planning, planning of public transport, transport telematics, transport management and traffic control. Initially, most of these projects were related to Berlin and the north-east of Germany. In 2006 he became the Project manager for the Transport Master Plan for the State of Qatar, worked and lived in Qatar for 18 months and successfully finalised this challenging project together with a number of other projects in the area. On his return to Germany in 2008, he was additionally awarded the responsibility for PTV’s International Consultancy and is since then coordinating projects and activities worldwide, e.g. in Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Germany, India, Italy, Jordan, Romania, Turkey, UAE and others.
He has considerable experience in managing large scale projects in different countries and is fluent in four European languages: German, English, Italian, French.