Over the years I acquired extensive knowledge in diverse fields of civil engineering and related areas. Partly due to my professional activities in the construction industry, I was able to extend my expertise from both client’s as well as the contractor's perspective at an international level. Recently, my main field of research is developing and applying innovative technologies and methods to improve the performance in project related industries.
My unique research focuses on the design of synergistic modeling approaches as a basis to increase the understanding of complex systems and to improve both the capacity to act and the ability to make the right decisions at the right point of time. As a result, I developed process-related simulation models to investigate interdependencies inside and between projects, companies and markets. Due to my interdisciplinary interest I consider and integrate further scientific areas within my work like business management, economics, information technology, social sciences, pedagogy and psychology.
The practical application of the developed methods was proved through various consulting activities and was awarded several times, like the "Award for innovations in university teaching practice" or the "German Simulation And Gaming Award". My expertise is known in various fields, such as construction, health care, police/ security forces and toursim. Further evidence for the success of my comprehensive work provides my nomination as an expert of the Disaster Management Research Group at the University of Duisburg-Essen/ Germany in which I serve as a specialist for modeling and simulation. Further, I developed both reserach agendas and study programs in civil engineering (BA- and MA-Level). Based on my occupationally background, I am the initiator of a comprehensive BIM-course at the University of Duisburg-Essen. To ensure the internationally connectivity and compatibility of my work, I cooperate with both national as well as international institutions. Due to my internationally recognized expertise, I was elected to serve as a board member within the Association for Business Gaming and Experiential Learning (ABSEL), which is one of the most known and respected associations in this area. Based on this vital network I am always able to integrate further experts into my projects, if necessary.
In addition to my research I conduct workshops for different audiences and I regularly speak at universities, companies, agencies and conferences on topics like information management, modeling & simulation, business gaming, competency research and many more.
If you are interested in a lecture, workshop or seminar contact me.
My Areas of Expertise are:
Simulation, Building Information Modeling, Educational (Business) Gaming, System Dynamics, Information Technology, Business Administration & Management, Project Management, Disaster Management/ Resilience, Competency Research, E-Learning, Contract Law in Construction & Public Procurement Law, Real Estate Management, Investment and Financing, Industrial Construction/ Prefabrication