Sapienza Università di Roma- Centre for Transport and Logistics (CTL)


The Centre for Transport and Logistics (CTL) at “Sapienza” University of Rome has been founded in 2003 as a centre of excellence with support and co-funding from the Italian Ministry of “Education University and Research”. It is dedicated to research, education and training and it administers in fact a master program in “Transport and Logistics” as well as several professional courses. CTL’s activities encompass strategic research, research on transport systems and logistic and practical applications for government and industry. The main sectors of activity are: urban transport, logistics and freight transport, road safety, innovative transport systems. CTL’s research has a multidisciplinary approach and it integrates different competencies. Several engineering departments provide CTL with their expertise, not only in transport and logistics issues but also in mechanical engineering, telecommunications and computer science. Research on transport and logistics at CTL covers all modes of transport, passenger and freight, public and private, together with innovations in the field of telecommunications, computer systems, vehicle mechanics and supply chain management.


Key Personnel


  • Prof. Francesco Filippi

    Francesco Filippi, , has been a transport engineer since 1970. He is full professor in DICEA, the department of civil and environmental engineering of the University of Rome La Sapienza. He is the Director of the Centre of the Excellence CTL (Centre for Transport and Logistics) in the University La Sapienza. He is active in European Commission research projects and in all transport sectors in Italy. His areas of specialisation for both research and practical applications are: transport planning, road safety, sustainable transports, freight transport and logistics. He has served as Italian representative on Transport Research Committee of the European Commission. He has published numerous papers in Europe and the U.S.. He has been a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Transportation Research A and he is associate editor of the European Transport Research Review.

  • Dr. Paolo delle Site

    Degree in Civil Engineering and PhD in Transport Planning, Sapienza University of Rome. Currently is research fellow in the Sapienza University. Twenty years of professional experience in research and consultancy mainly in the areas of transport policy analysis and modelling in transport planning. His expertise covers both sectors of passenger and freight transport. Has participated in a number of research projects within the Framework Programmes (FP) of the European Commission since FP3, in particular has carried out since FP4 an intense activity of dissemination of research results.