My formal qualifications are based on my studies in "Wirtschaftswissenschaften" (Economics and Business Administration) at the Universität Hohenheim at Stuttgart, Germany, which I completed 1999 with a Diploma ranking 4th of all graduating students (=top 3%). I am also "Doktor der Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Dr. oec.)" (summa cum laude) (Universität Hohenheim; submitted 2004, awarded 2005), and hold the academic degree of Master of Philosophy in Computer Science from the University of Nottingham , UK. Also at the Universität Hohenheim, I successfully completed a postdoctoral "Habilitation" , earning the "Venia Legendi" in "Betriebswirtschaftslehre" (Business Administration; submitted 07/2008, awarded 2009).
Industry and academic positions held
Prior to joining the faculty of the Helmut-Schmidt-University/ University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg in July 2009, I held a position as a tenured Associate Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management at the University of Southern Denmark , Odense campus, Denmark (2008–2009). Before, I was an "Akademischer Rat" (translates to something like a non-tenured Assistant Professor) at the "Lehrstuhl für Industriebetriebslehre" (Production and Logistics Management Department) of the Universität Hohenheim at Stuttgart, Germany (2005–2008).
From 2003 to 2005, I was member of the Automated Scheduling, Optimisation and Planning Research Group at the University of Nottingham, UK, conducting research on a project involving an industrial partner from the printing industry. 2001 to 2002: research and teaching assistant, "Lehrstuhl für Industriebetriebslehre" (Production and Logistics Management Department), Universität Hohenheim at Stuttgart, Germany.
I gained some industry experience during my times as a business consultant at "Bauder Management Partner" (now called averi ) in Stuttgart, Germany (1999–2000).
In 2008, I ranked first for a W3 (full) professor position at the Mercator School of Management of the Universität Duisburg-Essen , Germany, an offer I declined (instead, I moved to Odense, Denmark, see above).