Dr. Rau joined TUMCREATE in Singapore since 2011 as a Principal Investigator. His significant research experience contributed to public transport planning, development and implementation workshops and research projects funded by public transport authorities, and education institutes in Germany and Singapore. With a strong academic and teaching background, Dr. Rau was the Founding Director of MSc programmes at TU München and the German Institute of Science and Technology – TUM Asia, Singapore. He is a frequent speaker in seminars, conference and training all around the world.
Dr. Rau’s research interests are in the area of public transport planning. This stretches from the network planning, the creation of integrated transport chain to the optimization of bus lines, as well as the scheduling of transit lines for buses and trains, from the design of the timetable till the creation of duties and rosters for the drivers. His research also covers the assessment methods for transport infrastructure and policies for a sustainable transport system development.