Frank Witlox holds a PhD in Urban Planning (Eindhoven University of Technology, promotor Harry Timmermans), a Master’s Degree in Applied Economics and a Master’s Degree in Maritime Sciences (both University of Antwerp). Currently, he is Head of Department and Senior Full Professor of Economic Geography at the Department of Geography of Ghent University (UGent). Frank Witlox heads the Social and Economic Geography (SEG) Research Group at the Department of Geography. SEG consists of 38 people (2.1 FTE tenured staff members, 3 visiting professors, 5 post-docs, and 27 researchers). SEG conducted research for the European Commission, the Belgian government, the Dutch government, the Flemish government, city councils, consultancy firms, universities and institutions, and private companies. Frank’s research focuses on travel behavior analysis and modeling, travel and land use, sustainable mobility issues, business travel, crossborder mobility, city logistics, global commodity chains, globalization and world city-formation, polycentric urban development, and locational analysis of corporations. He has published widely on these topics (282 WoS publications, h-index 49, 7566 citations; 1063 GS publications, h-index 71; 16956 GS citations). According to Kong and Qian’s (2017) Urban Studies study on journal paper production and citations, Frank Witlox ranks #15 in the list of the 50 most productive authors world-wide in Geography and Urban Studies, 1990-2010, and ranks #36 in the list of the 50 most cited authors in Geography and Urban Studies, 1990- 2010. In another, more recent study by Stanford University (Ioannidis et al., 2020) Frank Witlox ranks among the top 2% scientists in the world in the field of Economic and Social Sciences (Logistics and Transportation). Frank ranks 64/21274. Research.com ranks Frank as the top number 3 scientist in Belgiym in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities (219th place worldwide out of 5654). In 2021 Clarivate identified Frank Witlox as a Highly Cited Researcher 2021 in the field of Social Sciences, implying that his publications rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science™ citation index. He was the (co-) supervisor of 23 successful defended doctoral dissertations (Tijs Neutens, Veronique Van Acker, Lomme Devriendt, Thomas Vanoutrive, Kobe Boussauw, David Bassens, Heidi Hanssens, Sven Vlassenroot, Olle Järv, Michael Bentlage, Tom Storme, Ana Carolina Mojica Segovia, Elien Van de Vijver, Thomas Dubois, Sara Verlinde, Jonas De Vos, Shengrun Zhang, Michiel van Meeteren, Dereje Teklemariam, Hojatollah Khedrigharibvand, Hossein Azadi, Freke Caset, Kunbo Shi), 15 on-going PhDs, and he was 90+ times an invited external PhD examiner at Universities in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Sweden, Germany, Spain, Denmark, and Estonia. Frank Witlox is the chair of the Institute for Sustainable Mobility Research at UGent (IDM, Instituut voor Duurzame Mobiliteit). IDM brings together top experts from 14 different research groups over 4 faculties, all in the field of urban mobility and logistics. UGent-IDM, with Frank Witlox as SPOC, is a core partner (tier 1) in the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Urban Mobility, a community that shapes the urban mobility transition at system-level, for and with citizens, across Europe. Since August 1, 2013 Frank Witlox has been appointed an Honorary Professor in the School of Geography at The University of Nottingham. On December 1, 2018, he was conferred the degree of Doctor honoris causa in Geography at the University of Tartu (Estonia). In June 2019, he was appointed a Life-time Honorary Member of Benelux Interuniversity Association of Transport Economists (BIVEC-GIBET), after having served ten years as the association’s chairman. On February 5, 2020, he was conferred the degree of Doctor honoris causa from the Odessa Polytechnic State University (Ukraine).