New Member of the "Junges Kolleg" of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts

  Dr. Philipp Trotter

The North-Rhine Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts will be welcoming new individuals to its scholarship program at the beginning of 2021. One of them will be Dr. Philipp Trotter from the School’s Chair of Operations Management, which is headed by Professor Grit Walther.

Through its Junges Kolleg, the Academy promotes outstanding young scientists, scholars, and artists. Members of the Junges Kolleg receive an annual scholarship of 10,000 Euros for up to four years, which provides them with scope to carry out their own research or artwork. Scholarship holders also have the opportunity to discuss their respective projects within interdisciplinary working groups and to present both themselves and their work to the renowned members of the Academy.

Scientists and scholars from all academic disciplines as well as artists are entitled to be called to the Junges Kolleg of the Academy. A prerequisite for acceptance is a doctoral degree as well as outstanding scientific or artistic achievement. Scholarship holders must be under 36 years of age when they are accepted and may not hold a tenured position at a university.

At the Chair of Operations Management, Philipp Trotter develops optimization models for maximizing the economic, ecological, and social benefits of energy systems and the related value chains. He also focuses on innovative business models for sustainable development and analyzes different options for creating beneficial regulations and financing instruments. Following his studies at RWTH Aachen University, his work took him to McKinsey & Co., the London School of Economics, and the University of Bath. Since spring 2020, Philipp Trotter has been working for the Chair of Operations Management at RWTH Aachen University. In parallel, he is working for the University of Oxford.