Short CV/Education and training

  • 1988
    Abitur (A-levels), Otto Pankok Gymnasium, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany

  • 1988 – 1990
    Banking specialist, Deutsche Bank AG, in Duisburg and Potsdam, Germany; Toronto, Canada

  • 1990 – 1995
    Diplom degree studies in industrial engineering, University of Karlsruhe (now the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)), Germany, and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

  • 1999

  • 2005
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) after working in research positions at the Institute for Industrial Production (IIP) and at the French-German Institute for Environmental Research (DFIU / IFARE), both at the University of Karlsruhe (now KIT)

  • Since 2006
    W3 professor of production and logistics, University of Göttingen, Germany (

  • Since 2009
    Member of the board of the Energy Research Centre of Niedersachsen and head of the energy economics division

  • Since 2012
    Dean of the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the University of Göttingen

  • Since 2012
    Speaker for the German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Training Group 'Resource Efficiency in Interorganizational Networks'

Selected publications

  • Lauven, L.-P.; Liu, B.; Geldermann, J.: Investigation of the Influence of Plant Capacity on the Economic and Ecological Performance of Cassava-based Bioethanol. Chemical Engineering Transactions, Vol. 35 (Part 1), pp. 595-600 (2013)

  • Geldermann, J.; Schöbel, A.: On the similarities of some MCDA methods. Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, Vol. 18 (3-4), pp. 219-230 (2011)

  • Oberschmidt, J.; Geldermann, J.; Ludwig, J.; Schmehl, M.: Modified PROMETHEE approach to assessing energy technologies. International Journal of Energy Sector Management, Vol. 4 (2), pp. 183-212 (2010)

  • Geldermann, J.; Bertsch, V.; Treitz, M.; French, S.; Papamichail, K.N.; Hämäläinen, R.P.: Multi-Criteria Decision Support and Evaluation of Strategies for Nuclear Remediation Management. International Journal of Management Science, Vol. 37 (1) , pp. 238-251 (2009)

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Training Group (GRK) 1703: 'Resource Efficiency in Interorganizational Networks – Planning Methods to Utilize Renewable Resources (

  • Research association 'Sustainable use of energy from biomass between the conflicting priorities of climate protection, land use and society' (BiS) (Volkswagen Foundation)

  • Optimization and its Applications in Learning and Industry (OPTALI) (EU project)

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