Tim Jonas

  • Ph.D. Student in Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Electric Vehicles


Hi, my name is Tim Jonas and I am from Münster, Germany. I am currently pursuing my PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Rhode Island. After graduating in Business Administration at the University of Münster in 2016, I began my Masters in Technology-oriented Management at TU Braunschweig, Germany. As part of a dual degree I entered the URI International Engineering Program, became a member of Dr. Macht’s SIS lab, and graduated from URI and TU Braunschweig in 2019. My doctoral research is focusing on electric vehicle users’ charging behavior.
I am also part of the URI Votes Group as a project manager to help with the organization and facilitation of the URI Votes project.
My professional interests are sustainable and equitable infrastructure, electric vehicles, data analysis, and entrepreneurship.
Outside of school, I enjoy traveling, and doing sports like soccer, surfing, and diving.


PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Rhode Island, 2022
MS in Systems Engineering, University of Rhode Island, USA, 2019
MS in Technology-oriented Management, TU Braunschweig, Germany, 2019
BS in Business Administration, WWU Münster, Germany, 2016

Selected Publications

Jonas, T. (2022). Defining Patterns of Electric Vehicle User Charging Behavior: Urbancity & Service. The University of Rhode Island. Dissertation.

Jonas, T., & Macht, G. A. (2020). Quantifying the Impact of Traffic on the Energy Consumption of Electric Vehicles. Proceedings of the 2020 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Annual Conference, Virtual Conference, November 1-3.

?Best Track Paper – IISE Sustainable Development Division

Bartels, R. L.Kowalsky, D.Jonas, T., & Macht, G. A. (2019). Ease of EVs: Exploring factors that influence battery consumption. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 1-9. DOI:10.1080/15568318.2019.1610920

Jonas, T. (2019). Quantifying the Impact of Traffic on Electric Vehicle Efficiency. The University of Rhode Island. Master’s Thesis.