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.
Executive Director, Michigan State University, Center for Railway Research and Education
Research Fellow, The University of Warwick, WMG
Teaching and Research Fellow, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham Center for Railway Research and Education
University of Birmingham, PhD
University of Birmingham, MSc
Aston University, BSc
Development of a very light rail vehicle, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Transport
Catenary Free Battery Electric Operation with Opportunity Charging, IEEE Transportation Electrification Community eNewsletter
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
Conceputal Propulsion System Design for a Hydrogen-Powered Regional Train, IET Electrical Systems in Transportation
Performance evaluation of the hydrogen-powered prototype locomotive 'Hydrogen Pioneer', Journal of Power Sources
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
Well-to-Wheel Analysis for Electric, Diesel and Hydrogen Traction for Railways, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
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
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