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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Katharina Klemt-Albert has accepted the offered professorship at RWTH Aachen University and takes over the leadership of the institute from August 1st, 2021.
"I am excited about RWTH and a great research environment with many opportunities for cooperation with renowned colleagues and innovative practice partners. My team and I are looking forward to the creative opportunities!" says Professor Klemt-Albert and adds, "In the next few months, we will roll up our sleeves and carry out a research-oriented realignment of the institute in the direction of digitalization and automation. Our new lab will play an important role in this - it's going to be really cool, I can reveal that much already."
Professor Klemt-Albert moves from Leibniz Universität Hannover, where she has headed the Institute for Construction Management and Digital Construction since 2016. Her academic career began with studies in civil engineering at Ruhr University in Bochum. In 2001, she earned a doctorate with honors from the Technical University of Darmstadt in cooperation with Northwestern University/USA.
Professor Klemt-Albert has extensive management and industrial experience. She spent 14 years in top management at Deutsche Bahn AG, most recently as managing director of an international engineering company with 1,500 employees. She was responsible for a large number of national and international large-scale and mega projects with a focus on the Arab region, Asia and South America. She is also the founder of albert.ing GmbH, a specialized provider for digital construction and digital transformation.
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