Harry Geerlings is professor in the Governance of Sustainable Mobility at the Department of Public Administration and Sociology of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Furthermore he is member of SmartPort 2.0, a cooperation between the Rotterdam port community, Erasmus University Rotterdam and other key stakeholders in port related research.
For more than 25 years he is specialized in research in the domain of sustainable transport, the interaction with environment and spatial planning and the need for change (in modern vocabulary: transition management) .Valorization (getting the maximum value and usefulness out of projects), is one of his key priorities in the actions he undertakes.
His teaching covers a wide range of topics, varying from energy consumption on container terminals, via the cultural and institutionally aspect in port governance. Presently he is the chair of the Examination Board of his faculty that stand for the quality of the eduction and examination in his faculty.
Geerlings holds a Ph.D. degree in economics (1997) from the Free University in Amsterdam. He was promoter of 3 PhD’s and is currently supervising 6 PhD candidates. Since its foundation in 1992, he is member the PhD research school TRAIL that offers programs for postgraduate Ph.D. students in the fields of mobility, transport, logistics, traffic and infrastructure. An example of his port related activities is the EU project Green Efforts.