Dr. Verena Ch. Ehrler

DLR Institute of Transport Research, IFSTTAR AME


Following her degree in economics from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, Verena Ehrler worked for over 15 years in logistics, in the transport and transport-related industry in Switzerland and in the UK. This industry experience was followed by a PhD in Transport Research from the Technical University, Berlin, in 2011.

In 2010 Verena joined the DLR Institute of Transport Research where she has been heading the department of commercial transport until 2013. Since 2014 she is working as a project manager and lecturer. Her main fields of research are sustainable supply chains and the analysis of complex logistics structures. Recent project work focused on emission calculation standardisation of transport chains, electromobility for commercial transport, the impact of ICT on logistics structures and Physical Internet.

Verena is teaching at St. Gallen University Executive School and at the WIT Wildau Institute of Technology.

She was coordinator for the European FP7 COFRET project (Carbon Footprint of Freight Emissions), has chaired the ISO IWA 16:2015 on emission calculations and has headed various projects related to electromobility and innovative urban delivery structures.

In 2018 Verena was awarded the TRA Visions Senior Researcher Award Cross Modality.