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:


Johannes Franke

As a Logistics degree holder from the Technical University of Dortmund/Germany, Johannes Franke works as a Consultant at Duisburger Hafen AG’s Corporate Development since 2012. Formerly, he attended the trainee programme „Young Professional“ in different units of the duisport group, such as Corporate Development and Logistics Services between 2011-2012. His expertise areas are as following: supply chain management, port development, innovation and research projects, colsulting projects in port and logistics context, project management.


Tim Gruchmann

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.


Nils Hempel

Nils is one of the co-founders of Fliit Holding GmbH and in charge of the logistics part. Before starting Fliit, he studied logistics and worked for DHL. He describes himself as „Logistics Nerd“.


Prof. Dr. Matthias Klumpp

Prof. Dr. Matthias Klumpp studied Economics and Business Administration after a vocational degree in logistics (Speditionskaufmann IHK, 1996) at Leizpig University and IECS Strasbourg. During his professional consultant career in strategy management, logistics and education (ZEB GmbH, conoscope GmbH) he obtained a PhD at Leipzig University in 2007 with a thesis about information and risk management in universities. He also studied educational science at the Universities of Berlin (HU) and Kassel (INCHER, M.A. in Higher Education). From 2001 to 2004 he coordinated the institution of a postgraduate training academy, the Ruhr Campus Academy at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Since 2005 he has been working as a lecturer and professor at FOM University of Applied Sciences Essen, where he founded the Institute for Logistics and Service Management (ild) in 2009. At the same time Matthias Klumpp was appointed Senior Academic Staff (Akademischer Rat, 2011) for the Institute of Production and Industrial Information Management (PIM) at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Prof. Klumpp’s research focuses on Green Logistics, Trends in Logistics, and Logistics Qualification as well as Education (e.g. the ‘Berufswertigkeit’ concept, Bologna and EQF implementation). He is member of the scientific committee for the German national excellence cluster “EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr” funded by the German federal ministry for research (BMBF), Visiting Researcher at the University of Twente (CHEPS, NL), the Technical University of Istanbul (Turkey), referee for the Dutch NWO and several international journals and has done research on EU ERASMUS teaching stays in Australia, China, Finland, France, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the USA. He has published more than 200 journal papers as well as book and conference contributions regarding logistics and education.


Dr. Sebastian Jäger

After his studies of business administration at the University of Cologne, Sebastian Jäger was engaged as logistics consultant at 4flow, where he optimized supply chains of retailers and automotive suppliers. During his following time as Ph.D. student and research assistant at the University of Duisburg-Essen, he studied and developed mathematical models for network optimization of freight transportation with special consideration of drivers’ needs. Currently, he optimizes food supply chains for attended home delivery and develops expansion strategies as project manager for e-groceries at REWE digital.


Klaus Krumme

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.


Dr. Davit Pipoyan

Davit Pipoyan is a doctor in Food Science and nutrition. He finished the doctoral school at the Department of Innovation of Agri-food, biological and forestry systems,  University of Tuscia (Italy). Currently he is the head of Informational Analytical centre for risk assessment of food chain, at the Center for Ecological Noosphere Studies of National Academy of Sciences in Armenia. Since 2015 he is a NCP of food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy of Horizon 2020 project. Davit is a lecturer at International Scientific and Educational Center of National Academy of Science of Armenia and ICARE (International Center of Agribusiness Research and Education). His main subjects are food safety management and risk assessment.


Marianne Schmid

Since 2015 Marianne Schmid works at the Center for Sustainable Corporate Leadership, University Witten/Herdecke. Among other things, she is part of the research project “The Handprint: A complementary measurement of positive sustainability impacts of products” funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research. Marianne Schmid studied Environmental Business Administration at the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld and Sustainability Economics & Management at the University of Kassel. She gained experience during research stays in the Philippines and Kenya, working on agri-food value chains.

Rosa Strube 

Rosa is a Project Manager in the Sustainable Lifestyles Team of the CSCP, and holds a MSc. in Environmental Policy and Regulations. Her expertise lies in the field of sustainable consumption and lifestyles, behaviour change and ICT. As coordinator of the FP7 SPREAD Sustainable Lifestyles 2050 project, she has engaged deeply in research on sustainable lifestyles, designed multi-stakeholder dialogues. In the H2020 INHERIT (Inter-sectoral Health and Environment Research for Innovation) project she is analysing behaviour change models for sustainable lifestyles. In the ILoNa project, she has conducted a trend analysis on consumer behavior and the influence on logistic services. 


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.


Raphael M. Heereman von Zuydtwyck

Received a B.A. in International Business and Management at the University of Applied Sciences Bochum, Germany and holds a master’s degree in Project Management with distinction from the Manchester Metropolitan University since 2011. He came to  GEMIT as a research fellow in 2013 as a project member of Green2 – Green logistics in Agribusiness and co-developed the idea of an electronic marketplace for cold storage capacity before becoming the project manager of STRASUS – Strategic Sustainability for Logistics. Since July 2017 he is deputy managing director at the Institute GEMIT.