Anna Bürklen has been a research associate and study program coordinator for Bicycle Transport at Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau since 2021 and a doctoral candidate at Technische Universität Berlin.
From 2018 to 2022, Anna Bürklen worked as a research associate at the Institute of Land and Sea Transport at Technische Universität Berlin, and from 2020 to 2021 she worked in the research group “Last Mile Logistics and Freight Transport” at the Institute of Transport Research at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). There she was responsible for the management of research projects on commercial cargo bicycle use and the acceptance of alternative propulsion technologies in last mile city logistics.
Anna Bürklen studied Transportation (B.Sc.) and Planning and Operations in Transportation (M.Sc.) in Berlin, Sydney (Australia), Melbourne (Australia) and Santiago (Chile) as well as Science Management (M.Sc.) at Technische Universität Berlin. During her studies she gained international project experience in the fields of environmental protection, sustainable mobility and transport at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Eschborn (Germany) and at the Institute for Sustainable Futures in Sydney (Australia).
In her doctoral research, Anna Bürklen deals with innovative delivery concepts in last mile city logistics. She particularly aims to investigate the potentials of collaborative distribution approaches. More broadly, Anna wants to show what impacts collaborative delivery practices can have on urban transport and the environment. In doing so, the importance of commercial cargo bike use in last mile city logistics is addressed.