awards

  • 2018 Outstanding Reviewer Award for the Journal of Manufacturing Systems link
  • 2017 IJAT Best Review Paper Award for the most prominent review paper in recent years published in the International Journal of Automation Technology (IJAT) for the paper ‘"Industrie 4.0" and Smart Manufacturing - A Review of Research Issues and Application Examples’.
  • Marco Garetti Best Paper Award Nominee at the IFIP 15thInternational Conference for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM 18) for the paper ‘Sustainability of Cascading Product Lifecycles: The need for adaptive management to end-of-life supply chains’. 
  • Paper 'Cascade Use and Management of Product Lifecycles' Selected as Cover Story for Sustainability Issue 9 Vol. 9 (out of 176 accepted papers) link
  • J. Wayne and Kathy Richards Faculty Fellow in Engineering link
  • Best Faculty Paper Award at 'The 46th International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering (CIE 46)' for the paper 'Towards an Operator 4.0 Topology: A Human-Centric Perspective n the Fourth Industrial Revolution Technologies'
  • BIG12 Fellowship to support a research visit at Texas Tech University
  • IDEA Fellowship in the office of the Provost of West Virginia University
  • IPID4ALL – Senior Researcher mobility grant. Funding for guest lecture at the University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany.    
  • 'Springer Theses - Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research' award. The best theses from internationally top-ranked research institutes are selected annually for the award and publication in the prestigious Springer Theses series. (Free publication in the series, complimentary author exemplars plus monetary price) link
  • Annual Grant for Doctoral Students from German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD Jahresstipendium für Doktoranden); August 2013 – Mai 2014. (Full funding incl. travel cost, living expenses, health insurance, research expenses) link
  • Best Presentation Award, LDIC 2012 Doctoral Workshop. link
  • Best Paper Award, APMS 2011 Doctoral Workshop for the Best Research Plan. link
  • Rheinstahl-Stiftung scholarship recipient from ThyssenKrupp Technologies AG. Scholarship for exceptional engineering graduate students. (Funding incl. monetary support of living expenses) link
  • e-fellows scholarship (sponsors e.g., McKinsey, Deutsche Telekom, DHL). (Funding incl. access to academic databases (e.g., Academic Search Premier), access to mentors, subscriptions to academic journals, etc.) link
  • careerloft scholarship (sponsors e.g., Audi, BCG, SAP). (Funding incl. access to academic databases (e.g., SpringerLink), monetary support for literature, etc.) link
  • Top Student in International Business for the March 2008 Graduation. (Master of Professional Business Studies Programm at AUT University Business School, Auckland, New Zealand)