Gijs Mom

Dr. ing. Gijs Mom, SUM liason for Asia, Member of NWO International Humanities Research Network The Cultural Politics of Sustainable Urban Mobility, 1890-Present (CPSUM) (2015-2018), is an emeritus Associate Professor at the History Division of the Technology Innovation, Society Group at Eindhoven University of Technology. He founded the European Center for Mobility Documentation (ECMD) in 1997; the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T2M) in 2003; the journal Transfers; Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies in 2011; and the book series Explorations in Mobility (Berghahn) with Georgina Clarsen and Mimi Sheller. His book on The Electric Vehicle: Technology and Expectations in the Automobile Age (Johns Hopkins University Press 2004) won the ASME Engineer-Historian Award 2004 and the Best Book Award from the Society of Automotive Historians. His most recent publications include: Atlantic Automobilism; Emergence and persistence of the car, 1895 – 1940 (New York/Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2015) and The Evolution of Automotive Technology; A Handbook (Warrendale: SAE International, 2014) He is currently finishing a monograph tentatively titled History of World Mobility (1945 – 2010).