Tuesday August 14, 2012

An International Honor

The Humboldt Foundation has awarded the Reimar Luest Prize to operations management professor John Kanet.

John J. Kanet, professor and Niehaus Chair in Operations Management, has received the Reimar Luest Prize for International Scholarly and Cultural Exchange, for his outstanding contributions to the promotion of cultural and academic relations with Germany. 

The prestigious international award is granted jointly by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Helmut Schwarz, president of the Humboldt Foundation, presented the award to Kanet at ceremonies at Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin in June.

As well as participating in research collaborations with German scholars, Kanet has helped initiate exchange programs, teaching American students in Germany and supporting German scholars’ visits to the U.S. He frequently has served as a visiting professor at several German universities. As part of the award, Kanet is spending three months conducting research at the Institute of Production Management and Management Accounting at LMU Munich in Germany, one of the leading research universities in Europe.

Kanet’s research is focused on production management, particularly on practical production planning and scheduling as well as inventory and supply chain management.

The Reimar Luest Award honors scholars who have made outstanding contributions to the promotion of cultural and academic relations between their own countries and Germany. Winners of these awards are invited to spend time in Germany at a host institution of their choice.

For more information, contact John J. Kanet at jkanet1@udayton.edu.

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