Researcher (Smaller Project 2007)
Phone: n.a.
Francesco Filippi is full professor in Transport and Logistics at the Engineering Faculty of the University of Rome La Sapienza. He is currently the Director of the Centre for Transport and Logistics (CTL) of the same university, a Centre of Excellence funded by the Italian Ministry of Research and University. Francesco Filippi´s research on freight transport has a specific focus on city logistics, multimodal and intermodal transport, and transport safety. He was Italian representative for Transport at the Managing Committee of DG VII Transport for the EURET and FP4 research programmes of the European Commission (1992—98) and has participated in several European researches since FP II, including GIFTS, Cybercar, Cybermove, ExtraWeb, CityMobil, SafetyNet, Host, Esteem, Freightwise, CityNetMobil, and CATS. He is a member of the editorial advisory boards of the journal Transportation Research and the series Advances in Transport and is Associate editor of European Transport Research Review.
CTL´s activities encompass both contributions to basic research on transport systems and logistics and practical applications for government and industry. Several engineering departments make available to CTL their expertise not only in transport and logistics but in mechanical engineering, telecommunications, and computer science. The research extends from transport planning to the study of innovative ecocompatible vehicles, from the planning of on‐board systems to the development of ICT platforms for transport management.

Project Title: Innovative solutions to freight distribution in the complex large urban area of Rome
Host organisation: University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

October 2019
Upcoming Events
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
v40    1 2 3 4 5 6
v41  7 8 9 10 11 12 13
v42  14 15 16 17 18 19 20
v43  21 22 23 24 25 26 27
v44  28 29 30 31      



The current Call is mainly directed to sub-Saharan university-based researchers with expertise on sustainable and equitable mobility and access in sub-Saharan African cities, and/or previously engaged in transport-related research, and strongly interested in carrying out interdisciplinary research on issues related to sustainable and equitable mobility and access,

Call open until 2019-10-15


The VREF invites PhD students and researchers in early stages of their career to apply for a Study Visit Grant to be supported with up to SEK 30 000.

Invitation open until 2019-10-31

Blog! Blog! Blog!

Global Mobility Research

This Meeting of the Minds' blog monthly releases interviews of global transportation researchers from the VREF's Future Urban Transport Program Network.


This CityFix series, produced by the WRI (World Ressources Institute) Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and supported by the VREF, discusses walking and cycling in cities with a special focus on low- and middle-income countries.

Each year the Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transportation Research awards a scholarship to a prominent researcher.


About VREF

The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) inspires, initiates and supports research and educational activities through the Future Urban Transport Programme - How to deal with the complexity of urban transport (FUT). 

Our Vision: Sustainable transport for equitable access in urban areas

Read more

© Copyright VREF