Thomas G. Lechler
Stevens Institute of Technology
Dr. Thomas G. Lechler was educated at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany and received the degrees of Diplom Wirtschaftsingenieuer and Ph.D. in Management. At present he is a tenured Associate Professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology. His research focuses on the value creation through innovation with particular emphasis on the management of projects and the recognition and exploitation of business opportunities. His work is published in numerous top technology management research journals. For his research he has received numerous research grants from NSF and other funding organizations. In particular he has received two PMI research grants to explore the management opportunity and uncertainty during project implementation. He was a NASA research fellow in project management from 2003-2005. In 2010 he received with his co-authors, Terence J. Cooke-Davies, and Lynn H. Crawford the best paper award from the Journal of Project Management.