Dr.rer.nat. Tamer Soylu

Education and Work Experience

07/2017 PhD at KIT
with the thesis “Spatial Dynamics of the Istanbul Agglomeration - A Statistical Analysis of Structures and Processes”
Research Assistant at the Institute for Transport Studies at KIT
04/2013 - 10/2014 Research Assistant at University of Strasbourg – Laboratory Image, City and Environment (LIVE)
09/2009 – 05/2012 Scientific Assistant at PTV AG
05/2008 – 06/2010 Research Assistant at Institute of Regional Science (IfR) at KIT
10/2005 – 05/2008 Master’s degree in Regional Science/Spatial Planning at KIT
09/2001 – 06/2005 Bachelor’s degree in City and Regional Planning at Middle East Technical University


  • Spatial Research and Planning
  • Travel Behaviour Research
  • Transport Geography


  • Member of the Association of Urban, Regional and State Spatial Planning
  • Member of the German Association for Geography (DGfG) – Working Group Mobility and Transport


Reiffer, A.; Wörle, T.; Briem, L.; Soylu, T.; Kagerbauer, M.; Vortisch, P. (2019). Identifying Usage Profiles of Station-Based Car-Sharing Members Using Cluster Analyses. TRB 98th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers. Ed.: Transportation Research Board. 
Heilig, M.; Plötz, P.; Soylu, T.; Briem, L.; Kagerbauer, M.; Vortisch, P. (2018). Assessment of fast charging station locations - an integrated model based approach. The 15th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research, July 15-20, 2018, University of California Santa Barbara: Proceedings, International Association for Travel Behaviour Research. 
Soylu, T.; Heilig, M.; Briem, L.; Plötz, P.; Kagerbauer, M.; Vortisch, P. (2018). GIS-based modelling of fast-charging infrastructure at the city-regional level. International Scientific Conference on Mobility and Transport: Urban Mobility - Shaping the Future Together, June 13th-14th, 2018, Munich, Germany. 
Anderson, J. E.; Bergfeld, M.; Chlond, B.; Friedrich, H. E.; Hoffmann, N.; Lenz, B.; Kleiner, F.; Klötzke, M.; Kuhnimhof, T.; Schmid, S.; Soylu, T.; Steck, F.; Weiss, C. (2016). LADEN2020 Schlussbericht: Konzept zum Aufbau einer bedarfsgerechten Ladeinfrastruktur in Deutschland von heute bis 2020. DLR Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. 
Soylu, T.; Anderson, J. E.; Böttcher, N.; Weiß, C.; Chlond, B.; Kuhnimhof, T. (2016). Building Up Demand-Oriented Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles in Germany. Transportation Research Procedia, 19, 187–198. doi:10.1016/j.trpro.2016.12.079
McKenna, R.; Jehling, M.; Mainzer, K.; Jergentz, S.; Christen, G.; Soylu, T. (2014). Die energiewende am oberrhein. BWK, 66 (9), 61–66. 
Balussou, D.; Guillaume, C.; Jehling, M.; Jergentz, S.; Soylu, T. (2013). Räumliche Szenarien für die Energiewende – Der interdisziplinäre Ansatz des Projektes Plan-EE am Oberrhein. Planerin, (4), 50–51.