Frank Schultmann

Professor Frank Schultmann

Professor in Complex Project Management

Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation, and Innovation Centre

Faculty of the Professions

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Frank Schultmann is Professor of Complex Project Management and Director of Project Management for the University of Adelaide. He is also Chair Professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, and Director of the KIT’s Institute for Industrial Production (IIP) and the KIT’s French-German Institute for Environmental Research (DFIU).

Professor Schultmann studied Business and Industrial Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe. He completed his doctoral thesis in 1998 at the Faculty of Economics and Business Engineering and his Habilitation in 2003 receiving the venia legendi (teaching authority) in Management Science. Prior to his present positions, he was Professor of Industrial Management at the University of Koblenz-Landau and holder of the Chair of Business Administration, Construction Management and Economics at the University of Siegen.

Frank Schultmann was Editor of an international leading scientific journal and is member of several editorial boards. He serves as elected chairman of several scientific boards and is coordinator of international task forces and member of numerous international committees. He conducted various research projects on national and international level and has been awarded with several research grants and prices.

His research interests include sustainable production and logistics, decision support, supply chain management and optimization, project management, technology assessment, construction management, and information and communication technologies. This goes along with various industry collaborations. Among others Professor Schultmann has worked with companies from resource industries, automotive, chemical, construction, security, food, transport and logistics.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 Professor and Director of Project Management University of Adelaide
    2010 Adjunct Professor Queensland University of Technology
    2009 Universitätsprofessor (Full Professor), Director Institute for Industrial Production (IIP) and French-German Institute for Environmental Research (DFIU) Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    2004 - 2009 Universitätsprofessor (Full Professor), Chair of Business Administration, Construction Management and Economics University of Siegen
    2004 - 2004 Universitätsprofessor (Full Professor) University of Koblenz and Landau
    2003 - 2004 Hochschuldozent (equivalent to Associate Professor) University of Karlsruhe
    1999 - 2003 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent (equivalent to Assistant Professor) University of Karlsruhe
    1994 - 1998 Research Assistant and Lecturer University of Karlsruhe
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2003 University of Karlsruhe, Faculty of Economics and Management Germany Habilitation degree (advanced Ph.D.) and venia legendi (teaching authority) in Management Science
    1998 University of Karlsruhe, Faculty of Economics and Management Germany Dr. rer. pol. (Ph.D.)
    1993 University of Karlsruhe, Faculty of Economics and Management Germany Diplom (Master Degree) in Industrial Engineering and Management
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 Co-Supervisor A Complex System Approach to Analyse Water Supply and Distribution System in Adelaide Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ashkan Zarghami
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2017 Co-Supervisor The Contribution of Complexity Theory in Resolving Energy Losses in Electrical Smart Grid Systems: A Case Study of Electricity Supply and Use in Regional New South Wales - Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Ashraf Salem Zaghwan
  • Position: Professor in Complex Project Management
  • Phone: 83130446
  • Email: frank.schultmann@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 7512
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10 Tower, floor 9
  • Org Unit: Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre

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