Joris Beckers (°1990) obtained his degree as Master of Science in Geography at the University of Leuven in 2013. Through the Erasmus exchange program he attended the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne for a part of his studies. After a short period as GIS consultant at Capgemini Belgium, he started his PhD at the department of Transport and Regional Economics at the end of 2014. Joris’ expertise lies in the spatial analysis of (urban) logistics networks. As such, he studies the impact of changing consumer behaviour (i.e. e-commerce) on the location and networks of the logistics sector. His research, together with that of colleagues within the research group Urban Logistics at the department TPR, resulted in the organisation of the first Summer School on Urban Logistics in the summer of 2018.