Prof. Dr. Michael Lehmann

Member of the Advisory Board
Prof. Dr. Michael Lehmann


Michael Lehmann studied traffic engineering with a specialization in planning and operation of electric traffic systems at the Faculty of Traffic Sciences “Friedrich List” of the TU Dresden from 2000 to 2006. From 2006 to 2009, he was a Siemens AG doctoral scholar at the Chair of Electrical Trains at the TU Dresden. In 2010, he received his doctorate there.

From 2009-2019, Michael Lehmann worked in various positions and most recently as a senior key expert at Siemens Mobility GmbH as a systems engineer on the development and testing of heavy-duty truck electrification. During this period, numerous interdisciplinary and international research projects were conducted on the design of the system and its embedding in a completely decarbonized transport sector. In 2019, Michael Lehmann accepted a call from the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt to the professorship of Railway Engineering in an International Context.

In academic teaching and research, he devotes himself in particular to issues of system integration in rail systems, rail freight transport and intermodal transport chains, as well as the digitization and decarbonization of transport systems. Another focus is the research on skills management in the transport and especially the railroad sector, which deals with how occupational profiles change due to societal and technological change and how (academic) training should react to this in terms of quality and quantity. Michael Lehmann heads the trinational, part-time master’s program European Railway Systems for the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten and the ZHAW Winterthur.

Together with IKEM, Michael Lehmann is conducting research in various projects at the interface between regulation and standardization of electromobility solutions and on system design issues.