Mentors 2024

Sjors Witjes

Associate Professor in Strategy

Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Mentor profile

  • methods for applying transdisciplinary research
  • academic non-academic collaboration
  • participatory action research in companies
  • academic writing
  • grounded theory

Regine Ortlepp

Dr.-Ing. habil. in Civil Engineering

Head of the Research Area Built Environment – Resources and Environmental Risks

Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development, Dresden, Germany

Mentor Profile

  • professional expertise in Construction Engineering
  • focus on sustainability and building materials including, circularity and resilience aspects
  • natural hazard and risk assessment for the built environment
  • inter- and transdisciplinary research and collaborations
  • university and non-university research experience
  • practised mentorship relationships and provision of soft skills
  • academic writing (paper/grants)

Reeti Kulshrestha

Assistant Professor (Strategy, Innovation, Entrepreneurship & CSR)

BIMTECH Birla Institute of Management Technology, India

Mentor profile

Area of interest and research

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Identity Research
  • Narrative Research
  • Sustainability
  • Gender studies

Katarzyna Plebańczyk

PhD in Management, Assistant Professor in Cultural and Media Management

Institute of Culture, Faculty of Management and Social Communication, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

Mentor profile

  • focus on sustainability in the context of public policy, public management strategies
  • focus on sustainability in business development like CSR, UX, audience development, especially in the cultural market
  • university experience, practiced mentorship relationships (masters and doctoral theses, foreign scholarship holders)
  • academic writing

Kushal Adhikari

Assistant Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering Juniata College, Pennsylvania, USA

Mentor profile

Water Sustainability Research

  • Water reuse and reclamation
  • Urban runoff management & LIDs
  • Climate smart agriculture

Infrastructure Sustainability Research

  • Sustainable materials
  • Waste recovery in construction

Research Integrated Teaching & Engineering Education


Academic writing (paper/grants)