Detailed information about the DAAD funded ECoL Summer School 2017’s lecturers will be posted here soon. Yet, we already present a preview of lecturers which will take part in the ECoL Summer School of 2017:
Since 2015 Tim Gruchmann is part-project manager at the Witten/Herdecke University for the funded research project “ILoNa” (Innovative Logistics for Sustainable Lifestyles). Tim Gruchmann studied business administration at Hof University as well as environmental sciences at Hagen University. Both studies were completed with the focus on logistics, mobility and supply chain management. Moreover, he has gained relevant professional experience within the automotive industry while being responsible for numerous intra- and outbound logistics projects in Germany and abroad (Hungary, Turkey) for various of JIT/JIS modules.
Klaus graduated in Environmental Science, Biology, Geography and Educational Sciences at the universities of Duisburg-Essen and Bochum. He is member of the board of the Joint Center Urban Systems (JUS) and Executive Director of the Center for Logistics and Traffic (ZLV) at the University of Duisburg-Essen (2006-now) and Assistant Professor for Sustainability Science for the master program on Urban Systems (Sustainable Urban Technologies/ Urban Culture, Society and Space; 2012-now). He is co-founder of the university’s Sustainable Development Group (established 2004) and served beside his role in JUS/ ZLV since 2006 as Assistant Professor in Didactics of Geography with a teaching focus on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and is member of the board of examiners on geography for the state of Northrhine-Westphalia.
His work concentrates on inter- and transdisciplinary (urban) sustainability strategies at the science-policy/ science-business interface with a focus on urban resilience design, urban/ bioregional metabolism and supply systems on the basis of Social-Ecological System frameworks (SES). Another main topic is the transformational potential of logistics and supply chain management in several domains of the green economy (ECoL – Emerging Concepts of Logistics). With UNEP and other organizations he coordinated projects on Sustainable Regions Development (BioregMERU) and the Academic Dialogues on Sustainability Science (PACT) in developing and emerging countries, especially Eastern Africa (2004-2006). From 2009 to 2015 he was the UDE’s main coordinator for Germany’s first Leading Edge Cluster (funded by the German Government) in Logistics and the cluster’s “lead topic chief” for logistics design competences in technical, managerial and societal service domains. Other experiences include several leads of winner projects of competitions of the Federal Ministry for Research and Education, such as “Energy Efficient Cities” (2009-2016) and “Social-Ecological Research” (2015-2018) as well as “Regions of Knowledge” of the European Union (2011-14).
PD Dr. Ani Melkonyan
Ani has finished her habilitation (June 2015 at the University of Duisburg-Essen) in agricultural economics with the title “Climate Change Impact on Agriculture in Developing Economies”. She received her PhD (with a DAAD scholarship) at the same university in environmental sciences with a thesis on “Statistical Analysis of Long-Term Air Pollution Data in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany”. Ani received her master’s degree in mathematical modeling in macro-and micro-economy, and her bachelor degree in general economics at the Yerevan State University in Armenia. Currently she is the scientific coordinator of the research project “ILoNa” (Innovative Logistics for Sustainable Lifestyles) at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Centre for Logistics & Traffic.
Prof. Dr. Bernd Noche
For more than 20 years Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Noche has been designing and optimising logistics chains. After his study of “Technical Cybernetics” which he finished as graduate engineer, he firstly worked as a research assistant at the University of Dortmund. From 1983-1987 he worked as a research associate at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (formerly: Institute for Transport and Physical Goods Distribution) in Dortmund. Since 1987 he has been manager of the SimulationsDienstleistungsZentrum GmbH.
He started his career in 1982 and since then has been a consultant for the design and optimisation of logistic systems by means of simulation models. The support ranges from the planning of logistic systems, the test of controlling software to the installation of scheudling and simulation software. For many years he has engaged in developing logistic guidelines based on a holistic view including flow principles, customer and quality orientation.
In October 2000 he assumed the professorship in the area of Transport Systems and Logistics at the University of Duisburg-Essen (formerly Gerhard-Mercator University Duisburg). His working areas are: location planning in distribution logistics, acceptance of logistics systems, scheduling systems, simulation and planning of distribution centers, design of intermodal transport chains and monitoring of supply chain management systems.
Prof. Dr. Metin Türkay
Prof. Dr. Metin Turkay is a full professor of Industrial Engineering and Director of Koc-IBM Supply Chain Research Center. He received BS and MS degrees from METU and PhD degree from Carnegie Mellon University. He worked as Principal Consultant at Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan, on the development of optimization models and algorithms for supply chain management and logistics prior to joining Koc University in 2000. His research interests include optimization theory and algorithms and applications in sustainable supply chain management and logistics including intermodal transportation. He received AIChE/CAST Ted Peterson Student Paper Award in 1997, TUBITAK Young Scientist Encouragement Award in 2006, IBM Supported University Research Award in 2007, and an IBM Faculty Award in 2009.
Since 2013 Thomas works at the Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP), in the Team of Sustainable Business and Entrepreneurship. He manages, develops and supports national and international projects in the fields of Sustainable Business Models and Sustainable Business & Entrepreneurship. He is experienced in working with business in Sustainability Strategy Development, Sustainable Portfolio Development & Management as well as Sustainability (CSR-) Communication. In his work, Thomas furthermore analyses and assesses innovative business models and identifies their potential to contribute to sustainable development and to enable sustainable lifestyles. One focal point are business models of the Sharing Economy on which Thomas conducts research and practical work. Besides project management Thomas expertise lies in conceptualizing and conducting workshops, conferences and multistakeholder processes. Prior to joining the CSCP Thomas worked with the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne where he gained work experience in the area of development finance with a regional focus on Latin America. He was working at the Institute for Public Finance at the University of Cologne as well as at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies. Thomas studied Economics and Political Sciences at the University of Cologne. During his studies, he spent one year in Chile studying at the Universidad Vina del Mar which included completion of an internship at the Department for International Relations in the National Congress of Chile.