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Curriculum Vitae

born 1967 in Fulda, Germany



Since Oct 2011

Professor of Supply Chain Management

Faculty of Business and Economics,
University of Kassel, Germany.

Nov 2007 - Sept. 2011

Professor of International Management
Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences,
University of Kassel, Germany.

July - Oct 2007

Acting Head of Department, International Management

June 2006 - June 2007

Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management
at the Department of Management Systems,
Waikato Management School, University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Sept. – Dec. 2004

Otto Monsted Visiting Professor,
Department of Operations Management,
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

July 2004 – May 2006

Privatdozent (non-tenured associate professor)

April 2001 – June 2004

Senior Lecturer

July 1998 – March 2001

Lecturer, Chair for Production and the Environment,
Faculty of Information Science, Business, Economics and Law,
Carl von Ossietzky-Universität Oldenburg, Germany

Nov. 1995 – June 1998

Research Assistant, Department of Environmental Technology, Universität-GH Paderborn, Germany

Oct. 1987 – Sept. 1990

Practical Training at Siemens AG, Bruchsal, Germany as part of studies in Business Administration

Higher Education

July 2004

Dr. rer. pol. habil. (Postdoctoral degree)
Carl von Ossietzky-Universität Oldenburg, Germany

March 2001

Doktor rer. pol., (PhD),
Carl von Ossietzky-Universität Oldenburg, Germany

Apr. 1997 – March 1998

Master of Science in Business in the Environment,
University of Kent at Canterbury, England

Aug. 1994 – Sept. 1995

Master of Science in Chemistry, University of Bristol, England

Okt. 1992 – Sept. 1995

Scholar of the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation, Königswinter, Germany

Okt. 1990 – July 1994

Studies in Chemistry, Universität Bayreuth, Germany
Preliminary Exam in Chemistry (Oct. 1992)

Oct. 1987 – Sept. 1990

Diplom-Betriebswirt (BA),
University of Cooperative Education Stuttgart, Germany

May 1987

Abitur (university entrance qualification), Winfriedschule Fulda, Germany


Service to University and Other Insitutions

University of Oldenburg


  • Member of the Faculty Board (1999-2001)
  • Adivisor for Students of Natural Sciences and Information Science taking a Minor in Business Administration (since 2001)


Commission of the Lower Saxony Government on "Environmental Policy and European Competitiveness" (5. Regierungskommission)


  • Member of the Working Group Resource protection in products and services "Aspects of Integrated Product Policy" (since 2004)


Memberships and Activities in Societies


  • Production and Operations Management Society, USA (since 1999)
  • European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) (since 2001) Member of the Education and Meeting Team and invited board member (since 2005)
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (since 1995) Founding member of the Working Group on Life Cycle Costing
  • Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (Society of German Chemists) (since 1994)
  • Doctoral Network on Sustainability Management (since 1995) Treasurer (1999-2003)


Reviewer for journals and board membership


  • Business Strategy & the Environment (BSE)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Environmental Management (CSREM)
  • Environmental Management Accounting Network (EMAN) Book series
  • International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology
  • International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development (IJESD)
  • International Journal of Integrated Supply Management (IJISM)
  • International Journal of Operations and Production Management (IJOPM)
  • International Journal of Production Economics (IJPE)
  • International Journal of Production Research (IJPR)
  • International Journal of Sustainable Economy (IJSE)
  • International Transactions in Operational Research
  • Journal of Business Venturing (JBV)
  • Journal of Cleaner Production (JCLP)
  • Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management (JEAPM)
  • Journal of Environmental Management (JEMA)
  • Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management (JMTM)
  • Journal of Operations Management (JOM)
  • Greener Management International (GMI)
  • Logistik Management (Ende 2008 eingestellt)
  • Marketing Review St. Gallen (MRSG)
  • Production and Operations Management (POM)
  • Progress in Industrial Ecology – An International Journal (PIE)
  • Supply Chain Management – An International Journal (SCMIJ)
  • Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft (ZfB)


Member of scientific committees and reviewer for conferences

European Operations Management Association (


  • 17th International Annual EurOMA conference, Catholic University of Portugal in Porto, 06-09 June 2010.
  • 16th International Annual EurOMA conference, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, 14-17 June 2009.
  • 15th International Annual EurOMA Conference, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, June 2008
  • 14th International Annual EurOMA Conference, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, June 2007
  • 13th International Annual EurOMA Conference, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, June 2006


Life-Cycle Management 2007 3rd International Conference on Life Cycle Management, University of Zurich at Irchel, Zurich, Switzerland, August 27-29, 2007.

ITEE 2007 Information Technologies in Environmental Engineering (ITEE'07),
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany, March 29 - 30, 2007.

NOFOMA Conference (


  • 18th annual NOFOMA Conference, Norwegian School of Management BI, Oslo, Norway, 8-9 June 2006.
  • 17th annual NOFOMA Conference, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark, 7-8 June 2005.


External examiner for PhD-thesis


  • University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Politechnico di Bari, Italy