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Mommens Koen


Koen Mommens is professor in the research group Mobilise – Vrije Universiteit Brussel, led by Prof. Dr. Cathy Macharis. Koen Mommens is a Master of Science in Geography at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He currently leads the research group on Sustainable Logistics within Mobilise. In his PhD, Koen Mommens researched the impact of different cargo-types (e.g. containers, pallets, etc.) on the modal shift to rail and inland waterways. He therefore developed the LAMBTOP (GIS model) and TRABAM (agent-based model). This last model is a freight transport model for Belgium integrating both logistic service provider behavior and external cost calculations on individual vehicle level. Koen Mommens published in the most important peer-reviewed journals in his research field. He was involved in over 50 projects, for governments (including Flemish, Walloon, Brussels, EU) and large enterprises including for Colruyt, Torfs and AB Inbev.

Koen Mommens taught undergraduate and postgraduate levels (introductory days, introduction Maths, Sustainable Mobility and Logistics, Decision Support Systems for Sustainability).

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Centre(s) de recherche







  • Mommens, K., Brusselaers, N., van Lier, T., Macharis, C., 2019, “A dynamic approach to measure the impact of freight transport on air quality in cities”, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 240
  • Brusselaers, N., Mommens, K., Macharis, C., 2021, Building bridges: a participatory stakeholder framework for sustainable urban construction logistics, Sustainability, 13(5), [2678]
  • Mommens, K., Lebeau, P., Macharis, C., 2014, « A modal shift of palletized fast moving consumer goods to the inland waterways: a viable solution for the Brussels-Capital Region? », Urban Transport XX, C.A. Brebbia (ed.), WIT Press, p, 359-371.
  • Brusselaers, N., Mommens, K. M., Janné, M., Fredriksson, A., Venås, C., Flyen, C., … Macharis, C., 2020, “Economic, social and environmental impact assessment for off-site construction logistics: the data availability issue”, BEYOND2020 conference.
  • Mommens, K., Buldeo Rai, H., Macharis, C., 2020, “Delivery to homes or collection points? An environmental impact analysis for urban, urbanised and rural areas in Belgium”, ISTS conference, Delft.
  • Mommens, K., Brusselaers, N., Van Lier, T., & Macharis, C., 2019, “Air pollution generated by freight transport vehicles in Brussels: a dynamic approach to measure the real impact.”, Abstract from Resistance is in the Air / Etats Généraux de l’Air de Bruxelles (25-27 April 2019), Brussels, Belgium.
  • Brusselaers, N., Mommens, K., & Macharis, C., 2019, “Air quality and freight transport in cities: a dynamic approach to measure the real impact.”, Abstract from 15th International NECTAR Conference 2019: To­wards hu­man scale cities – Open and happy, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Brusselaers, N., Mommens, K. & Macharis, C., 2020, “The impact of construction logistics in the city: How to optimize by planning, consolidating and cooperating”, MOBI Seminar, Brussels
  • Macharis, C., Mommens, K, Lebeau, P., 2013. ‘Etude de la faisabilité économique d’un report modal des FMCG palettisés sur les voies navigables’ [Economic faisability study of a modal shift of palletized FMCG towards the inland waterways], Final Report, December 2013, Brussels.
  • Brusselaers, N., Mommens, K. M., Lebeau, P., & Macharis, C., 2019, MIMIC Deliverable 1.4: Manual for stakeholder involvement in construction logistics (1.0).
  • Brusselaers, N., Mommens, K. M., Fufa, S. M., Venås, C. & Macharis, C., 2020, MIMIC Deliverable 2.1: Methodologies for impact assessment of on-site and off-site construction logistics, 48 p.
  • Mommens, K., 2020, Etude d’impact sur la mobilité, sur les aspects économiques et sociaux et sur l’énergie et roadmap vers une sortie des véhicules thermiques, tussentijdse rapportage: transport van goederen, 51 p.

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