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Jan Christoph Albrecht earned his master’s
degree in Industrial Engineering at South Westphalia
University of Applied Sciences, at the University of
Siegen and at Universitat Politècnica de València.
Between 2009 and 2015, Christoph was a research
assistant at the University of Kassel, Germany, Chair
of Project Management, and obtained a doctoral
degree in project management. He is now a development project manager working with a tier- 1 supplier
to the automotive industry. He can be contacted at
Konrad Spang graduated as Diplom Ingenieur
(Dipl.-Ing.) in Civil Engineering from the University of
Stuttgart in Germany in 1980 and obtained his PhD
(Dr.-Ing.) in Civil Engineering at the Federal Institute of
Technology (ETH) in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1988.
Professor Spang was a project engineer in a big construction company between 1980 and 1984 and a chief
consultant engineer between 1988 and 1992. From
1993 to 2002, he was chief project manager of two
large infrastructure projects in Eastern Germany and,
since 2002, he has been Professor and Chair of Project
Management at the University of Kassel in Germany.
Professor Spang is an experienced project management expert and specializes in general project management, project organization, and project optimization as
well as project risk management, especially in automotive and infrastructure projects. He is responsible
for current research work in partnering systems, risk
management, decision making in international projects,
and project quality management. His major research
endeavors and projects dealt with partnering models
for infrastructure projects, best practice and lessons
learned for highway projects in Germany and management and organization of large infrastructure projects
in Europe, which are sponsored by German Ministries.
He can be contacted at email@example.com