Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Rainer Souren

Head of Group

Prof. Souren's research interests are congruent with those of the group. In addition to leading the pro and main seminars and supervising theses, his teaching includes lectures on most of the regular courses. The individual supervision of dedicated students is very important to him.

Courses:

  • Production Management 1
  • Production Management 2
  • Supply Chain Management 1
  • Supply Chain Management 2
  • Supply Chain and Closed Loop Management
  • Project Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Research seminars and proseminars

in addition: research colloquium privatissime

Publications

Curriculum vitae

  • Year of birth: 1966
  • Marital status: married
  • Career:
  • May 1985: A-levels at the Couven-Gymnasium (Aachen)
  • October 1985 – December 1986: Military service
  • October 1986 – October 1991: Studies of Business Administration at the RWTH Aachen University
  • November 1991 – June 1996: Research assistant at the Chair of Industrial Management at RWTH Aachen University
  • October 1994 – March 1997: Assistant to the Dean of the Faculty of Economics at RWTH Aachen University
  • June 1996: Doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) (Title of Doctoral Thesis: Theory of Operational Reduction – Fundamentals, Modelling and Optimisation Approaches of Material Disposal Processes)
  • July 1996 – November 2003: Postdoc at the Chair of Business Theory, esp. Environmental Economics and Industrial Controlling at RWTH Aachen University
  • November 1999 – October 2001: Habilitation Fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • February 2002: Habilitation (Venia legendi for Business Administration) (Title of the Habilitation Thesis: Consumer Goods Packaging in the Circular Economy – Material Flows, Transformation Processes, Transactional Relationships)
  • December 2003 – March 2005: Substitute Professor for General Business Administration, in particular Production Management and Business Informatics at the University of Bremen
  • April 2005 – September 2005: Assistant Professor at the Chair of Business Theory, esp. Environmental Economics and Industrial Controlling at the RWTH Aachen University
  • October 2005 – March 2006: Assistant lecturer at the Chair of Technology and Innovation Management at RWTH Aachen University
  • since April 2006: Head of Group for General Business Administration, especially Sustainable Production and Logistics Management at the TU Ilmenau (until February 2013: Head of Group for General Business Administration, especially Production Management and Industrial Management at the TU Ilmenau)
  • April 2007 – October 2008: Deputy Chairman of the Commission "Sustainability Management" in the German Academic Association of Business Research (VHB)
  • July 2008 – June 2010: Vice Dean of the Department of Economic Sciences at the TU Ilmenau
  • October 2008 – September 2010: Chairman of the Commission "Sustainability Management" in the German Academic Association of Business Research (VHB)
  • July 2010 – June 2012: Dean of the Department of Economic Sciences at the TU Ilmenau
  • April 2012: Appointment to the FernUniversität Hagen for a Chair of Production and Logistics (rejected)
  • June 2012 – October 2012: Lecturer at the FernUniversität Hagen for the subjects "Materials Management and Waste Disposal", "Production Planning" and "Production Management"
  • March 2013 – March 2020: Chairman of the examination boards for economics at the TU Ilmenau
  • April 2015 – September 2016: Director of the Institute of Business Administration at the TU Ilmenau
  • July 2017 – September 2019: Member of the Senate of the TU Ilmenau
  • since July 2021: Ombudsman of the TU Ilmenau to ensure good scientific practice