Professor Corinna Salander has been appointed the head of the German Centre for Rail Transport Research (Deutsches Zentrum für Schienenverkehrsforschung – DZSF) at the Federal Railway Authority (EBA).
The physicist (Kiel), who also has a PhD in engineering (Clausthal University of Technology), has held a chair in rail research at the University of Stuttgart since 2014. She will take up her new post on 1 January 2020.
“We're pleased that the DZSF will soon have an esteemed rail expert at its helm who possesses a wealth of experience in both research and practice.”
Professor Salander has previously held leading roles at Deutsche Bahn, the European Union Agency for Railways and Bombardier Transportation. Her areas of responsibility included matters of safety management and the authorisation of rolling stock.
She has written a textbook on the European railway system: ‘Das Europäische Bahnsystem: Akteure, Prozesse, Regelwerk’, published in Germany in January 2019.
The German Centre for Rail Transport Research opened in May 2019 with locations in Bonn and Dresden. The centre conducts both its own research and commissioned research. It also supports and co-ordinates research into the railway system generally. Beyond that, the DZSF acts as a scientific consultant to the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) on matters of rail transport.
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