PersonDr. rer. pol., Universitätsprofessor
Vice-Rector for Industry and Business Relations
- Phone: +49 241 80 96359
The Vice-Rector for Industry and Business Relations is responsible for the extension of the University's collaborative activities with business and industry. This includes research and knowledge transfer activities, the provision of continuing education opportunities, collaborative industrial research, and the promotion of entrepreneuerial processes including the necessary preparation.
|1987 to 1993||
Degree Course Industrial Engineering, Specialization: Mechanical Engineering,
TU Darmstadt, degree with honors
|1996||Doctorate, Otto Beisheim School of Management (WHU)|
|2003||Post-Doctoral Lecturing Qualification (Habilitation)|
|Since 2003||Chair of Economics for Engineers and Natural Scientists at RWTH Aachen University|
|Since 2003||Director of the RWTH Aachen Entrepreneurship Center|
|2002 - 2003||Substitute Professor for Internationales Management, Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL); Lecturer in Entrepreneurship|
Freelance work at JustBooks.de GmbH for the post-merger integration
of JustBooks in ABEbooks.com
|2000 - 2001||Managing Director of JustBooks.co.uk Ltd., London|
Co-Founder of the WHM Foundation for the establishment of the Wissenschaftliche
Hochschule für Medizin
|1999 - 2001||Managing Proprietor of JustBooks.de GmbH, Düsseldorf|
|1999 - 2003||
Research Assistant at the Chair of Controlling and Telecommunications, held by Professor Jürgen Weber, Otto Beisheim School of Management (WHU).
|1996 - 1999||
Project Leader, CTcon GmbH, Vallendar and Düsseldorf. Responsibilities included the introduction of planning and controlling systems, organizational development
|1994 - 1996||Research Assistant at the Chair of Controlling and Telecommunications, held by Professor Jürgen Weber, Otto Beisheim School of Management (WHU). Doctorate in 1996.|
|1993 -1994||Consultant for Controlling and Organizational Development at CTcon GmbH, Düsseldorf.|
Free-lance consultant for various projects, for Porsche AG, Stuttgart, and other companies.
|2010||Second place in the KISSWIN competition "Germany's Best Doctoral Supervisor"|
|Since 2007||Director of the Interdisciplinary Management Practice project house (IMP), established at RWTH Aachen under Germany's Exzellence Initative; Member of the RWTH Steering Committee for Interdisciplinary Collaboration|
|Since 2007||Establishment and organization of the Aachen Technology Entrepreneurship Conferences (ATEC)|
|Since 2005||Scientific Advisor to NUK (Neues Unternehmertum Rheinland / New Entrepreneurship Rhineland, Cologne)|
Organization of the Siemens Entrepreneurs' Cup, held by the Siemens Center of Knowledge Interchange at RWTH Aachen University
|1999/2000||"Best Teacher Award“ for his lecture on Corporate Planning, held at the Otto Beisheim School of Management (WHU).|
Born in 1967 in Oldenburg, married, two children. Hobbies and interests: Music, particularly jazz and classical music; literature; travel abroad, especially to Asia, sports.