Andreas Hoffrichter

Executive Director of the Center for Railway Research and Education, Michigan State University

Dr. Andreas Hoffrichter is the Burkhardt Professor in Railway Management and the Executive Director of the Center for Railway Research and Education (CRRE) in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.

His research expertise are in low and zero-emission technologies for railway motive power, including discontinuous electrification, hybrids, battery-power, and hydrogen fuel cell options. He has been involved in multiple zero-emission motive power rail projects, globally, and is leading several ongoing projects in this field at CRRE.

He has published several peer-reviewed journal papers and presented at numerous international conferences.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Executive Director, Michigan State University, Center for Railway Research and Education
  • 2014–2016
    Research Fellow, The University of Warwick, WMG
  • 2013–2014
    Teaching and Research Fellow, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham Center for Railway Research and Education

Education

  • 2013 
    University of Birmingham, PhD
  • 2012 
    University of Birmingham, MSc
  • 2009 
    Aston University, BSc

Publications

  • 2017
    Development of a very light rail vehicle, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Transport
  • 2016
    Catenary Free Battery Electric Operation with Opportunity Charging, IEEE Transportation Electrification Community eNewsletter
  • 2016
    Development and design of a narrow-gauge hydrogen-hybrid locomotive, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit
  • 2016
    Conceputal Propulsion System Design for a Hydrogen-Powered Regional Train, IET Electrical Systems in Transportation
  • 2014
    Performance evaluation of the hydrogen-powered prototype locomotive 'Hydrogen Pioneer', Journal of Power Sources
  • 2013
    Feasibility of discontinuous electrification on the Great Western Main Line determined by train simulation, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit
  • 2012
    Well-to-Wheel Analysis for Electric, Diesel and Hydrogen Traction for Railways, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
  • 2012
    Rail Freight in 2035 - Traction Energy Analysis for High Performance Freight Trains, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit

Professional Memberships

  • American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA)
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers - Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit
  • Transportation Research Board, AR020 Rail Rolling Stock and Motive Power Committee