Nico Kühnel

Research Associate

Phone: +49 (0)89 289 28598




Nico Kühnel got his Master's degree in Transportation Engineering at the Technische Universität Berlin in 2017, where he also worked as a student research assistant at the department of transport systems planning and transport telematics since 2013. He then joined the Spatial Mobility Research Group as a research associate and PhD student. In 2019 he joined the mobil.lab doctoral research group as an associated member.

Research Interests

traffic simulation

integrated landuse and transportation modeling

traffic signal controls

open data


Supervised Master Theses

Estimating the potential Reduction of Transport-related Air Pollutants in Munich  | Eunbyeol Ko

Implementation of Public Transportation in the MATSim Simulation Environment  | Katharina Mehlstäubler

Modeling Public Transit Commuters' Short-Term En-Route Re-Planning Behavior in Response to Unexpected Service Disruption | Wei-Chieh Huang

The Impacts of Sustainable Concepts in Urban Freight Distribution: A Courier, Express and Parcel Case Study | Ibraheem Adeniran (on-going)



  • Kuehnel, Nico; Ziemke, Dominik; Moeckel, Rolf: A Microscopic, Agent-Based Framework for an Integrated Land-Use/Transport/Environment Model. World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2020, 2020 more… BibTeX
  • Kuehnel, Nico; Moeckel, Rolf: Impact of simulation-based traffic noise on rent prices. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 78, 2020, 102191 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Kuehnel, Nico; Ziemke, Dominik; Moeckel, Rolf; Nagel, Kai: The End of Travel Time Matrices? Or: Why We Should Use Individual Travel Times. Transportation Research Board 99th Annual Meeting, 2020 more… BibTeX
  • Llorca, Carlos; Kuehnel, Nico; Moeckel, Rolf: Agent-based integrated land use/transport models: a study on scale factors and transport model simulation intervals. Procedia Computer Science 170, 2020, 733 - 738 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Moeckel, Rolf, Kuehnel, Nico, Llorca, Carlos, Moreno, Ana Tsui and Rayaprolu, Hema: Agent-based Simulation to Improve Policy Sensitivity of Trip-Based Models. Journal of Advanced Transportation, 2020 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )


  • Kuehnel, Nico; Moeckel, Rolf: Environmental aspects in integrated land use/ transportation models: the impact of traffic noise on rent prices. Transportation Research Board 98th Annual Meeting, 2019 more… BibTeX
  • Kuehnel, Nico; Kaddoura, Ihab; Moeckel, Rolf: Noise Shielding in an Agent-Based Transport Model Using Volunteered Geographic Data. Procedia Computer Science 151, 2019, 808 - 813 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Moeckel, Rolf; Kuehnel, Nico; Llorca, Carlos; Moreno, Ana Tsui; Rayaprolu, Hem: Microscopic Travel Demand Modeling: Using the Agility of Agent-Based Modeling Without the Complexity of Activity-Based Models. Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, 2019 more… BibTeX
  • Thunig, Theresa; Kühnel, Nico; Nagel, Kai: Adaptive traffic signal control for real-world scenarios in agent-based transport simulations. Transportation Research Procedia 37, 2019, 481 - 488 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )


  • Kühnel, Nico; Thunig, Theresa; Nagel, Kai: Implementing an adaptive traffic signal control algorithm in an agent-based transport simulation. Procedia Computer Science 130, 2018, 894--899 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )