Prof. Dr. Jutta Geldermann

Prof. Dr. Jutta Geldermann was appointed to be professor for Business Administration and Production Management at the University of Duisburg-Essen in 2018. After her diploma degree in industrial engineering, obtaining her doctorate and postdoctoral lecturing qualification at the University of Karlsruhe (now KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), she was Chair Holder and Professor of Production and Logistics at the Georg-August-University of Göttingen from 2006 to 2018. Her research focuses on the modelling and optimisation of sustainable production and logistics systems, including the use of methods for multi-criteria decision support and life-cycle assessment (LCA). She has successfully conducted more than 50 research projects on resource and energy efficiency, funded by industry, DFG, Volkswagen Foundation, the European Union (EU) and various ministries. She is currently President of the German Academic Association of Business Research (VHB), Editor-in-Chief of the EURO Journal on Decision Processes (EJDP) and Board Member of GOR (German Association of Operations Research).


Short CV

since 2018
Chair of Business Administration and Production Management, Institute of Industrial Engineering, University Duisburg-Essen (Chair holder)

Chair of Production and Logistics, Georg-August-University of Göttingen (Chair holder)

2012 – 2014: Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics

2009 – 2018: Head of the research area "Energy Economics" at the Energy Research Centre of Lower Saxony;

2012 – 2016: Speaker of DFG-Research Training Group 1703 “Resource Efficiency in Interorganizational Networks - Planning Methods to Utilize Renewable Resources“

Appointments to Professorships on Business Administration, especially Production and Logistics at the ESCP-EAP Berlin (European Graduate Business School), at the University of Bamberg and at the University of Göttingen; 2013 appointment to Professorship "Energy Economics" at TU Berlin

2005 (Habilitation)
Post-doctoral qualification (Venia Legendi for Business Administration („Betriebswirtschaftslehre“) Topic of the professorial dissertation (Habilitationsschrift): "Multi Criteria Decisions in the Industrial Production",

1999 (Dissertation)
Dissertation (Dr.rer.pol.): Entwicklung eines multikriteriellen Entscheidungsunterstützungssystems zur integrierten Technikbewertung (Development of a multi-criteria decision support system for integrated technique assessment), Karlsruhe (TH)

1995 - 2006
Research Assistant and Assistant Professor at the Institute for Industrial Production (IIP) / French German Institute for Environmental research (DFIU/IFARE), University of Karlsruhe (TH) (now KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

1990 - 1995
Studies: Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen (Industrial Engineering, special subject: enterprise planning), University of Karlsruhe (TH)
Supplemental studies: Vocational Pedagogics; University of Karlsruhe (TH) Studies “Business Administration” and “Environmental Engineering”;
Final Year Thesis at the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, University of Dublin (Trinity College), Ireland

1988 - 1990
Employee of the Deutsche Bank AG (Duisburg, Potsdam) and the Deutsche Bank Canada, Toronto, Canada

Further Engagement


  • President of the Board of the German Academic Association of Business Research (VHB), since 1/2023 (Vice President 2021-22)
  • Editor-in-Chief of the EURO Journal on Decision Processes (EJDP), since 9/2021
  • Board Member of GOR (Gesellschaft für Operations Research - German Association of OR), since 1/2023
  • EURO-Representative of the GOR (Gesellschaft für Operations Research - German Association of OR), 2014 - 2021
  • Working Group "Decision Theory and Praxis" of the GOR, Head 2006 - 2014, Vice Head since 2021
  • Energy-Research Center Lower Saxony (Energie-Forschungszentrum Niedersachsen EFZN, Goslar); Head of the Research Department "Energy Economics" from 2009 to 2018, Member of the Board of Directors since 2012, Vice Chairwoman of the Board of Directors from 2014 to 2016
  • Representative of German Academic Association of Business Research  (VHB) at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (2008 – 2018)
  • Dean (2012 - 2014) and Dean of Research (2011 - 2012 and 2014 - 2015) of the Faculty of Business and Economics, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
  • Ad-hoc reviewer for the German Science Council and the German Research Foundation (DFG)


Selected Publications

An overview of all publications can be found HERE.

Pohl, E.; Geldermann, J.:
Selection of multi-criteria energy efficiency and emission abatement portfolios in container terminals,
European Journal of Operational Research, 2024,

Zacharopoulos, L.; Thonemann, N.; Dumeier, M.; Geldermann, J. (2023), (Paper):
Environmental optimization of the charge of battery electric vehicles, Applied Energy, Volume 329, Auflage 120259, 2023.
[DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2022.120259]

Witt, T., Dumeier, M., Geldermann, J.:
Combining scenario planning, energy system analysis, and multi-criteria analysis to develop and evaluate energy scenarios. Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 242, Article Number 118414 DOI 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.118414

Schär, S.; Bischi, A.; Baccioli, A.; Desideri, U.; Geldermann, J. (2023), (Paper):
Optimization of sustainable seawater desalination : Modeling renewable energy integration and energy storage concepts, Energy Conversion and Management, Volume 293, Elsevier, 2023.
[DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2023.117447]

Schröder, T.; Geldermann, J. (2019), (Paper):
Improving planning by integrating spatial data into decision support systems, Journal of Decision Systems, 2019.
[DOI: 10.1080/12460125.2019.1697144]

Lauven, L.-P.; Karschin, I.; Geldermann, J.:
Simultaneously optimizing the capacity and configuration of biorefineries. Computers & Industrial Engineering Volume 124, October 2018, pp. 12-23 [DOI: 10.1016/j.cie.2018.07.014 ]

Bertsch, V.; Geldermann, J.; Lühn, T.:
What drives the profitability of household PV investments, self-consumption and self-sufficiency? Applied Energy, Vol. 204, 15 October 2017, pp. 1-15 (2017) [DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.06.055 ]

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) [DOI: 10.1002/mcda.468 ]

Geldermann, J.; Treitz, M.; Rentz, O.:
Integrated technique assessment based on the pinch analysis approach for the design of production networks. European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 171 (3), pp. 1020-1032 (2006) [DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2005.01.015 ]

French, S.; Geldermann, J.:
The varied contexts of environmental decision problems and their implications for decision support. Environmental Science & Policy, Vol. 8 (4), pp. 378-391 (2005) [DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2005.04.008 ]

Geldermann, J.; Jahn, C.; Spengler, T.; Rentz, O.:
Proposal for an Integrated Approach for the Assessment of Cross-Media Aspects Relevant for the Determination of "Best Available Techniques" BAT in the European Union. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Vol. 4 (2), pp. 94-106 (1999) [DOI: 10.1007/BF02979409