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Thomas Franke

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Thomas Franke is Professor of Engineering Psychology at the Institute for Multimedia and Interactive Systems at the University of Lübeck. From 2009 to 2014, he completed his PhD in psychology at Chemnitz University of Technology on the topic of resource regulation in interaction with electric vehicles (including range experience, charging behavior), before joining the University of Lübeck in 2016 as a W2 professor (W3 professor from 2017). He is particularly interested in user diversity and a resource perspective on human-technology interaction, with a strong focus on sustainable mobility and user-energy interaction. His projects in the energy field include topics such as Vehicle-to-Grid, Bidirectional Charging of Electric Vehicles, Range Management, Smart Charging, EcoDriving - Energy Efficient Driving Strategies, E-CarSharing, Ridepooling - OnDemand Public Transport, and EcoShipping - Energy Efficiency in Shipping - each with a focus on the human factor in the system.
Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.), TU Chemnitz, 2014
Dipom (Psychology), TU Chemnitz, 2008
W3- Professor for Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, University of Lübeck (2017 - ongoing)
W2- Professor of Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, University of Lübeck (2016 - 2017)
Head of the Electromobility Working Group, TU Chemnitz (2014 - 2016)

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Research level
Area of research
Energy engineering , Society & Transformation , Climate protection & Resources ,
Research topic
User Research, Acceptance, System Trust, Interface Design, Human-Technology Interaction, Usability, User Experience, Vehicle-to-Grid, Smart Charging, Bidirectional Charging, E-CarSharing, Ridepooling, OnDemand Public Transport, EcoDriving, EcoShipping, Human Factors Energy Efficiency, Human-Centered AI
Research institute
University of Lübeck
Research institute location
MINT (Computer Science/Technology)
Institute for Multimedia and Interactive Systems
Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics